LOST LYRICS presents Artistic Development (Toronto, Canada)
Who are we looking for: Young Innovators Ages 11-15
What the program offers:
- Free food - Opportunity to work with professional singers, producers, rappers, musicians, actors, dancers, photographers and visual artists in the city - Opportunity to perform and show your work all around the city to lots and lots of people - Create a portfolio
Beginning Saturday March 19th - Saturday June 25th (every Saturday from 1-4pm) Where: St. Alban’s Boy’s and Girls Club
2011 Preemptive Education Urban Word NYC’s Annual Mentor, Teacher, Educator & Community Activist Training
Urban Word NYC, Hip-Hop Theater Festival, the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development present the 2010 Preemptive Education Conference, featuring a dynamic weekend training series that engages the best practices in spoken word, hip-hop, urban arts, and social justice education. This year’s theme is “Beyond Violence: Promoting Healing through Spoken Word, Hip Hop, and Critical Pedagogy.”
The Preemptive Education Meeting finds its roots in the Urban Word NYC’s Annual Mentor, Teacher, Educator & Community Activist Training. Now in collaboration with Hip-Hop Theater Festival, the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, the meeting aims to examine critical issues that affect today’s youth, while providing creative and practical resources to address them. Using the power of spoken word poetry and hip-hop as the lens to explore language and privilege, participants will learn best practices in student-centered and critical pedagogy from professionals in key fields of education, youth development, and spoken word & hip-hop. This conference will take place at NYU on the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
This year we are basing the meeting’s workshops (SAT. 10/1 & SUN. 10/2) around three foundational pillars:
· Professional Development
· Community-Service Learning
· Student-Centered Freirian Pedagogy
We are seeking workshop sessions that will focus on the history of Hip-Hop and education, how the movement has progressed including an overview of the many resources currently available for educators. These workshops will also incorporate a theoretical model for developing and utilizing a Critical Hip-Hop Pedagogy. They will also present a “Hip-Hop & Social Justice model for Hip-Hop and education, as well as samples of practical application, because at its root a hip-hop pedagogy seeks to produce an authentic relationship between hip-hop and educational development.
We are also seeking workshops that focus on the incorporation of dramatic exercises based on the arsenal of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. In these workshops, participants should experience an interactive theatre workshop focusing on their “reading” of the world around them and their contribution to “re-writing” their world as they become agents of change. Finally, we are looking for workshops that will integrate and build from our three foundational pillars.
Workshops should be geared towards (a) teaching artists in spoken word and hip-hop arts, (b) NYU students, and (c) NYC public school teachers. The workshops will be 85 minutes long on either Saturday or Sunday. Please send a brief title and workshop description that you think would (1) be a strong session in line with the foundational pillars offered, and (2) would best serve either spoken/word hip-hop educators, NYU students or NYC public school teachers.
Please send workshop proposal to Michael@urbanwordnyc.org (Deadline: April 31, 2011)
Urban Arts Partnerships is looking for a Fresh Prep Coach and Intern
About Fresh Prep Fresh Prep is a new and innovative approach to raising student achievement on the Regents Exams that fuses Hip Hop music with the New York State core curriculum. Drawing from Hip Hop pedagogy, current research, best practices in student engagement and test preparation, Fresh Prep features content based and strategy songs and activities that have demonstrated proven results.
About the Fresh Prep Coach Role
The Fresh Prep Coach assures quality Fresh Prep instruction in a cluster of three to four schools, covering approximately 7 classrooms and reaching approximately 250, 9-12 students by:
Assisting in the development of professional development workshops which offer teachers the necessary support to successfully acquire a basic understanding of hip-hop pedagogy and successfully implement the Fresh Prep curriculum.
Training and site visits with classroom teachers, to support their integration of Fresh Prep curricula into their classrooms by modeling, providing feedback and facilitating differentiated learning groups.
In a typical week, visit 5–7 classrooms, run a departmental meeting with teachers, consult with classroom teachers on successful integration and observes the teacher’s instruction using Fresh Prep curricula.
Participating in Fresh Prep team meetings (at Urban Art’s Partnership’s office), conference calls, attending trainings and professional development workshops, and receiving regular support from the administrative staff.
North Africa’s Hip Hop Protest Music February 11, 2011 In the midst of the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt and the protests elsewhere in North Africa and the Middle East, a group of Libyan exiles who run a website called Khalas noticed one surprising common thread in the voicing of discontent … rap music. Across the region rap artists were providing the soundtrack to protests in the streets. So Khalas decided to contribute by releasing a mixtape of their own. Khalas co-founder Abdulla Darrat talks about the influence of hip hop in this latest round of protests.
ART START is seeking a part-time Program Director for the One Mic music recording program, as part of our Youth Offender Outreach Programming. All workshops and administrative hours take place in Lower Manhattan. Weekly schedule will fluctuate between 20-25 hours.
The Program Director will report to the Executive Director and work closely with contracted teaching artists to run two-four weekly Hip Hop-based workshops inside New York City’s alternative to incarceration programs with adolescents, ages 16-20.
The ideal candidate will be a member of the Hip Hop Music/DJ/Production community or be an educator that is well-versed in navigating that community. The ideal candidate will also be technologically inclined and have skills in Reason, ProTools, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, and Blogging. If they don’t have these skills, they will be excited about the opportunity to learn them from fellow staff member. The ideal candidate will have experience managing other staff and effectively holding them to program goals and standards. The ideal candidate can motivate youth effectively through conversation, group activities and the creative process. While much of this position requires creativity, people skills, and youth development, a large part is also administrative:
“As educators, we share an appreciation for the importance of asking & answering questions. Yehudi Menuhin, the brilliant violinist, recounted that his father asked him every evening not what he learned in school, but, “what questions did you ask in school?” The role of questions is as crucial in supporting adult learning as it is in supporting students’ learning.”—Quote taken from “The facilitator’s book of questions”, (tools for looking together at student & teacher work) by David Allen & Tina Blythe. Published by Teachers College Press | Columbia University http://tcpress.com
Skywalker Artivist Meet-Up *Intimate/Intellectual Conversations w/ radical Creatives in Our Community* August Jedis | JLove Calderon | Todd “Razor” Arroyo | Holly Kai Hurd | Yuzo Nieto | Cleo Parker Robinson | Joshua Mays | Hosted by | Ramon Parish & Ashara Ekundayo Sounds | Ietef “DJ CaveM” Vita
1:30pm-4pm $3 (no one turned away) | All-Ages
@Redline Gallery 2350 Arapahoe Street Denver, CO 80205
Wednesday, August 25th
A Dialogue on Racism and White Privilege in America Guest Speaker JLove Calderon Sponsored By: Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion University of Colorado ~ Colorado Springs
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SUHEIR HAMMAD - Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word
Featuring the amazing poet Suheir Hammad, one of the most important voices of our time.
In addition to Ms. Hammad, there will a 15-slot open mic (open not only to poets and spoken word artists but fiction/nonfiction writers, comedians, monologists, singers, and musicians).
When: Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 … Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge) 76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue) Manhattan, NYC http://www.oneandoneny.com/ Phone: (212) 598-9126
Cover Charge: $10
Must be 21 years of age or older. Please make sure to bring ID.
Suheir Hammad is the author “breaking poems”, recipient of a 2009 American Book Award, and the Arab American Book award for Poetry 2009. Her other books are “ZaatarDiva”, “Born Palestinian, Born Black” and “Drops of This Story”. Her work has been widely anthologized and also adapted for theater. Her produced plays include “Blood Trinity” and “breaking letter(s)”, and she wrote the libretto for the multimedia performance “Re-Orientalism”. An original writer and performer in the TONY award winning Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, Suheir appears in the 2008 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection, “Salt of This Sea”. She is the Artist in Residency at the NYU’s APA Institute for 2010.
Job Title: Booking Agent Responsible to: Managing Director Job Status: Part/Time Permanent. Hours: 10 hours working 2 days per week with possible additional hours when required. Salary: £5 p/h (2 months) Rising to 7P/H or 5% of any bookings located and secured over £100. After 2 months trial.
NMC is a small, busy entertainment company which supplies/arranges world music and urban artists for festivals and events both in the public and corporate sector. We also provide workshops/projects for educational institutions; clients have included Sound Connection, BBC and British Film Institute.
The successful applicant will enjoy a varied and challenging workload, working closely to support the Director, but also with their own clients and responsibilities. A proactive personality with a confident manner and the desire to succeed is essential; this is not a role for the faint hearted, we are a SME enterprise not X-Factor. You must have booking agent experience, working with artists and knowledge and contacts of African/World/Urban music.
Duties include: booking artists for internal and external events and workshops; maintaining contracts and invoices, processing payments; maintaining records and databases. Accurate diary management skills are essential and efficient office administration is the key. The role includes requires proven working experience with MS Office. Please be aware that the job is in a home office in Morden, Surrey.
To apply, and receive additional information please email your CV and covering letter to Ian Solomon-Kawall email@example.com, please put ‘Booking Agent’ in the subject header.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
- Generating and securing bookings and providing an unprecedented level of customer service - Be responsible for bookings and the management of the company’s diary. - Provide accurate information and assistance when booking artists. - Provide accurate information and assistance when requested about the company. - Provide efficient and effective office administration provisions information and backup. - Booking Transportation and accommodation and Obtaining Visa’s
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Work alongside other members of the company, management and artist to ensure a robust team working culture. - Dealing with all booking request and relevant responding information requests. - Ensure all employee and artist files are current and compliant to relevant legislation appropriate to relevant files. - Producing weekly reports regarding bookings and responses. - To take responsibility and use own initiative to resolve any problems as they occur. - To ensure a good level of communication and understanding of artists needs in particular artist on our books. - Responsible for company mail outs. - Take part in the Staff Appraisal Process in order to establish training needs and personal Development Plan. - Ensure all legal/Industry standards are maintained for example Health & Safety and Equal Opportunities. - Ensure all Complaints and Grievances are responded to following our company policy. - Ensure any other Company Policies in respect of business performance: employment, client relations and information provisions are met. - All staff will be expected to respect the requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998. - All staff must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work, Act 1974.
Skills / Experience
o Booking agent experience is preferred in particular securing artists for festivals. o Office experience is preferred in particular working in a small to medium enterprise. o Must be able to act responsibly when using own initiative. o Must have excellent communications skills. o Sales experience is preferred. o Experience working with artist. o Must have exceptional organisational skills.
Professional Attributes - Must enjoy working with a diverse group of clients and staff. - Must posses a positive, energetic and innovative personal style. - Must show excellent public relations abilities when representing NMC the company. - Must be passionate about supporting and promoting the aims and objectives of NMC.
2011 DOVE AWARDS - Holy Hip Hop Awards Submissions
October 25, 2010. Atlanta. Fellowship of Holy Hip Hop, host of the Holy Hip Hop Awards and 2011 Dove Awards partner, announced today that the community participation is moving along well and that, prior to the November 15, 2010 submissions window deadline, twenty-two (22) Sonicbids EPKs (see list below and click on icon or links to access artist EPKs or hear song samples), have been received from Holy Hip Hop emcees, with more on the way, for ministry and category nomination consideration: (a) BEST RAP/HIP HOP ALBUM (album; artist; producer; label); (b) BEST RAP/HIP HOP RECORDED SONG (song; album; artist; writer; label).
For Holy Hip Hop artists seeking to submit entries for the 2011 Dove Awards (April 20, 2011, Fox Theatre/Atlanta, GA), click on the following link powered by Sonicbids: http://www.sonicbids.com/thegoodword
2011 Holy Hip Hop Music Awards Honorees:
*Che Che Da Supastar*Chris Chicago*Mariaha Markel*ApaulSaul*Mobsters of Light* big Al*Mali Music* Ace Infiniti*C. Micah*Shamel Shiloh*Lil La La*Sho Baraka*MoBigga*Doulos*A-1 S.W.I.F.T. * Mr. D-Note*Zion*G-Quinn*Rob Hodge*Messenjah*Halo & Reign*D-Class. Ambassador Award: SLAVE (posthumous), Jason Hollis, Matt Maddex, Dr. Jonathan Bixby and Alan Riggs
About Gospel Music Association/Dove Awards: Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Christian/Gospel music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the gospel through music of all styles including pop, christian rock, praise & worship, black gospel, R&B, holy hip hop, southern gospel, country, and more. The GMA community consists of 4,000 members including agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards, GMA Music Week, GMA Music in the Rockies, and the GMA Academy. For more information on 2011 GMA Week/Dove Awards, go to: www.GospelMusic.org
EAST AFRICAN HIP-HOP SCHOLARSHIP - Globalization, Hip-Hop, and Youth Agency in East Africa by Mwenda Ntarangwi
When: Monday, October 25, 2010 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Where: 620 Library Place, Conference Room 620 Library Place Evanston, IL Contact: Kate Dargis 847-491-7323 firstname.lastname@example.org Program of African Studies at Northwestern University
Abstract: The globalization of ideas, capital, cultures, and images has challenged traditional notions of individual and collective identity in many East African communities. From global processes of trade in goods and humans, British colonialism, neo-colonialism as shaped by structural adjustment programs, and now market-driven neo-liberal economies that shapes contemporary globalization, African politics, economies, and cultures have gone through as many phases. Many East Africans’ stories of survival and livelihood are as much tied to economics as they are to politics and geography and can be especially discernible in the dilemma and crises facing many of their nations that are constantly trying to modernize (become Westernized) while at the same time curve a sense of nationhood and local identity. In the processes of change and plans for charting national and regional paths for the future many times these countries ignore or downplay the place and role of youth. The youth are constantly being regarded as “tomorrow’s leaders.” This is surprising especially given that youth comprise between 66 and 79% of the total population in East Africa. Using hip hop to place youth at the center of political, economic, and social changes and development in East Africa, this talk will address some of the histories and social practices tied to the role of youth in building, critiquing, and even challenging national and regional socio-economic and political practices. I support this discussion with data from ethnographic research carried out in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, as well as song texts from a number of East African hip hop artists.
Bio: Mwenda Ntarangwi is a cultural anthropologist currently teaching in the Sociology Department at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he also directs the African and African Diaspora Studies Program. He earned his BEd in language education and MA in Swahili Studies from Kenyatta University, Kenya and MA and PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Ntarangwi’s research is on popular cultural expressions, the practice and history of anthropology, and inter-cultural engagement. He is the author of, among other works, Reversed Gaze: an African Ethnography of American Anthropology (Illinois, 2010), East African Hip Hop: Youth Culture and Globalization (Illinois, 2009), Gender Identity and Performance: Understanding Swahili Cultural Realities Through Song (Africa World Press, 2003), and co-editor of African Anthropologies: History, Critique and Practice (Zed, 2006).
DENMARK REPRESENTS - OFF-WOMEX BRUNCH'O'RAMA URBAN WORLD MUSIC SHOWCASES
Zusammen - 2 mins from FORUM HC Ørstedsvej 47, 2000 Frederiksberg Copenhagen, Denmark
WOMEX and music enthusiasts! Come brunch with us! October 30th - from 11-16. Real close to FORUM, the official WOMEX venue.
BRUNCHORAMA is a 5-hour, urban-culture showcase-session with a powerful lineup of DJ’s and MC’s from around the globe, each participating with a 30 minute set.
Served up with a tasty brunch (at your own expence), this event is perfectly convenient for WOMEX goers - placed just 2 minutes walking distance from… the WOMEX site FORUM at the Café Zusammen.Café Zusammen is a non-profit café supporting Red Cross. http://www.cafezusammen.dk/
The performance sets are curated and hosted by Urban World Music professionals Rasmus Schack, Shivani Ahlowalia and Mikael Palner.
This is an Off Womex event with the aim to provide a platform for urban culture dj’s and live acts from around the World, that otherwise will not be staged at WOMEX this year!
The event and brunch begins at 11:00 and goes until 16:00. Come brunch with and peep the sounds that charge the world!
Showcases are confirmed!
1.00-11.30 Mr. Pauer (Miami/Venezuela) - DJ 11.30-12.00 COPIA DOBLE SySTEMA (DK/Venezuela) - LIVE 12.30-13.00 DJ Merdan Taplak (Belgium) - DJ 13.00-13.30 W´afande (DK) - LIVE 13.30-14.00 DJ: Mikael Palner (DK)- DJ 14.00-14.30 Zaki & DJ Schack (EG/DK) - LIVE 14.30-15.00 Kosta Kostov (GER) - DJ 15.00-15.30 Carla Alexandar & Thykier (BRA) - LIVE 15.30-16.00 Al Agami, Makadem & Pelle Palm (DK/Uganda/Kenya) - LIVE
IMPORT/EXPORT - Global Hip Hop returns to CMJ, the only Intl Rap at the Festival
Thursday, October 21st 7PM Doors 8PM Show $15.00 at door $12.00 in advance First 100 CMJ Badges FREE
This year’s event will feature a handful of rising stars hosted by Canada’s sensation Eternia. Emmanuel Jal from Sudan, Philemon from France, Sagol 59 from Israel, Erin Barra from NY, BAB Collective(Debut) LidoLido from Norway and a grime set from UK’s DJ Logan Sama.
The College Music Journal Marathon (CMJ) is New York’s largest music, film and media conference and will host hundreds of live performances, films, lectures and networking events. “CMJ is a perfect place for a global hip-hop event like this” said The Bloom Effect CEO, Fiona Bloom. “An event that unites MCs from a variety of backgrounds, countries and nationalities is exactly the kind of event that we want to be promoting at a global music conference like CMJ. I’m still baffled that we’re the only showcase of its kind. As big as the movement’s growing- 1 Intl Hip Hop showcase doesn’t really give it the attention it deserves but we promise to deliver a night of historic measures”.
“We were looking for something fresh and Global to attach ourselves to and this Import/Export opportunity was the perfect event. We’re extra excited because we’ll be distributing a very special compilation mixtape just for this show! Limited edition.” Founder Corey Llewellyn states.
In addition to the mix CD - Myxer is also hosting a special ringtone download mixtape- one of first of its kind delivered through its mobile platform free of charge throughout the CMJ week.
DJ Mikey Fresh is mixing both the Myxer and Digiwaxx CD.
This year’s event is powered by: Fusicology, Myxer, Coast2Coast, Brooklyn Bodega, Digiwaxx, The Bloom Effect, Popular Printing, feleciacruz, End of the Weak, World Hip Hop Market, and Nomadic Wax.
NEW RAP ORDER - TreZure Empire and Cavalier featured in Japan Music Week
TreZure Empire and Cavalier of New Rap Order have been invited to participate in Japan Music Week. Serving their community and their city for over 5 years as teaching artists and dynamic performers, they aim to make a bold impression and serve as a bridge to other artists with the opportunities they find abroad. We graciously ask your support in sending these two responsible and torch bearing artists out east to Shibuya, Tokyo so they can succeed in their mission on leaving a powerful mark on the global music and art communities.
All funds will be used to assure safe travel and accommodations during their stay in Tokyo.
To learn more about these artists and their movement visit NewRapOrder.com
Developed with and Directed by Chay Yew Written, created, and performed by UNIVERSES - Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz, Gamal Chasten, William Ruiz (A.K.A. “Ninja”) October 20 - November 7, 2010
Round House Theatre Bethesda The UNIVERSES performance ensemble’s new show Ameriville was a hit at the renowned Humana Festival and is now winning raves across the country. An explosive fusion of storytelling and the infectious rhythms of jazz, Gospel, and hip-hop, Ameriville puts the state of the Union under a microscope - politics, history, race, poverty, and government - examining our country through the lens of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
An ensemble of multi-disciplined writers and performers, UNIVERSES’ work is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking. Deftly weaving humor, song, and powerful performances, Ameriville says, “Here’s the situation. Now what do you think?”
Their work “absolutely demands to be seen” Boston Globe
Ameriville is recommended for ages 15 and up
Ameriville is sponsored in part through generous support from Susan Gilbert and Ron Schechter
Cast: Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz, Gamal A. Chasten, William Ruiz (A.K.A. “Ninja”)
Director: Chay Yew Choreographer: Millicent Johnnie Set Design: Brian Sidney Bembridge Lighting Design: Russell H. Champa Sound Design: Benjamin Marcum Video Design: Brian Freeland Dramaturg: Morgan Jenness Tour Production Manager: David Vieira Tour Stage Manager: Elizabeth Harwood Tour Sound Engineer: Adam Bach
HIRING STUDENTS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCE AS DP’S AND CAMERA OPERATOR(S) FOR A LITERACY-BASED DOCUMENTARY ON HIP HOP AND SPOKEN WORD POETRY TO BE FILMED IN A BRONX MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM.
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PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PRODUCTION RESUME AND NAMES AND CONTACTS OF THREE REFERENCES.
SHOOTING BEGINS OCTOBER 15, 2010 & WILL CONTINUE THROUGH JUNE 2011.
The Principal Investigators of the Lyrical Minded Program is Professor Priya Parmar (Brooklyn College - CUNY, School of Education) & Bryonn Bain (Artist in Residence at Long Island University). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org