Dance Theatre Etcetera: Building a more just and joyful world through the arts
Spoken Word Poetry and the Common Core Standards A day of professional development from Dance Theatre Etcetera (Saturday) December 3rd, 10:30am-1:30pm At Dance Theatre Etcetera (480 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY)
-How can I enrich my curricula with the arts while responding to the demands of the new Common Core Standards?
-How can spoken word poetry enhance literacy, give students the tools to tell their stories, and develop their critical perspectives on self and society?
-Are there college programs or career pathways for students interested in spoken word poetry and other hip hop art forms?
Join leading writers/performers/educators Samara Gaev and Mahogany Browne as they facilitate a three-hour discussion and professional development, covering these topics and more.
Whether you’re a regular at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe already incorporating spoken word into your classroom, or simply interested in exposing yourself to new skills, you’ll walk away with fresh insights on igniting your students’ passion while preparing them for academic success.
Hiphop Literacies - Call For Papers /Proposals /Performers
Hiphop Literacies: The Globalization of Black Popular Culture, An Interdisciplinary Conference
The Ohio State University May 9th-11th, 2012
The 2012 Hiphop Literacies conference is designed to explore Hiphop as a site of knowledge formation, identity construction and learning. Various global Hiphop cultures have emerged as a response to numerous socioeconomic, political, and cultural factors influencing new youth identity formations so extensively that its methodology is now an important area of cross- and inter-disciplinary study. The diverse elements of Hiphop that have emerged from black and brown youth starting in the 70s have changed the ways in which we think about how identities are defined in social contexts. These Afro-diasporic cultural expressions have been significant points of interrogation for the extensive diversity of Hiphop. Emerging most publicly in the post-industrial age of global information, electronic mass media, and digital literacies, Hiphop affords new understandings of shifting of social boundaries that presents opportunities to uncover and legitimate new forms of learning. A major goal of “Hiphop Literacies” is to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching around the value of Hiphop, stimulate ongoing dialogue and outreach across various disciplines in the university and communities.
How Jay-Z Can Help Us Remix Education By José Vilson
Recently, I bought “Watch The Throne,” Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative album. Since Jay-Z’s debut album “Reasonable Doubt,” he’s undergone a metamorphosis: from a young spitfire to a mature statesman, reigning over the hip-hop community lyrically and industrially. Meanwhile, all 15 of his albums to date have gone platinum. His keen business sense, quiet charisma, and almost imperturbable demeanor have kept his solo career afloat for more than fifteen years.
International Journal of Critical Pedagogy Special Issue: Hip Hop as Cultural and Critical Pedagogy (Fall 2012)
Guest Editors: Priya Parmar, CUNY - Brooklyn College and Eloise Tan, Dublin City University
Abstracts (350 words) - September 30, 2011
Paper (6500 words) - December 15, 2011
Call For Papers This special issue on Hip Hop spotlights the pedagogical impact, value, opportunities, and challenges that Hip Hop culture presents to education, however we understand that Hip Hop culture has grown to be much more than a cultural artifact that can be neatly explored within an educational context. Hip Hop culture has come to transcend pedagogy and education by becoming an economic, entrepreneurial, and social movement with a multicultural, international, and multi-generational base. This is not to suggest there is homogeneity within Hip Hop culture as there is distinct and sometimes conflicting heterogeneity among those who define themselves as part of Hip Hop culture. Indeed Hip Hop culture is a living and breathing culture that manifests itself in unique ways for different people. We embrace the challenges to the maturing Hip Hop generation, as we ask ‘what happens when the Hip Hop generation grows up?’ Many in Hip Hop culture refuse to relegate Hip Hop culture to the background of their adult lives and insist on foregrounding their Hip Hop knowledge as they had done throughout their youth. In this way, we seek contributions that explore Hip Hop culture in domains other than the school classroom or lecture hall.
Wilkis "Ideology" Figuereo Certified as First Pro-Tools Expert in NJ.
Hip-Hop Educator Wilkis “Ideology” Figuereo, the CEO/Founder of ITEC AUDIO STUDIOS and Advisor for the Academy for Independent Studies, has become the first individual in New Jersey to become a “Pro Tools Expert” as certified by Avid, an industry leader in digital audio and video editing software used heavily in the music and film industry.
Ideology is a partner of the H2ED Center and has been with the Hudson County School of Technology since 2003. He teaches classes including Introduction to MIDI (sheet music communication language) and Audio Engineering.
Wilkis Ideology Figuereo is also an Audio Technology Instructor with over 10 years of experience. He is Avid Certified as a Pro Tools Expert in Music, Pro Tools Operator in Music, Pro Tools Worksurface Operator, Apple Logic Certified Pro and is a consultant for the Ramapo College Music Production Program. He holds a BA in Fine Arts Music and a Masters in Education. For more information go to http://www.itecaudio.com/.
The F.O.K.U.S. Crew is teaming up with the Scratch Academy to bring light to the 5 elements of Hip-Hop, DJ sets by Scratch Academy DJ’s, special set by the legendary Grand Wizard Theadore & graff art by Free5 & others.
Get the latest issue of INSIGHT Mag at: http://sohnup.com featuring the futuristic graffiti artwork of SpazeCraft One - IBM