Photo by Mary Lide Parker

NEXT LEVEL, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is looking for hip-hop artist-educators to participate in an international exchange program. In 2014–15, Next Level will take teams of artists to six countries—in Africa, Eastern Europe, and South Asia—to use hip-hop as a tool for cultural diplomacy and conflict resolution. Teams of four artists—a beat maker/producer, a DJ, a hip-hop dancer, and an MC—will spend 3–4 weeks teaching and performing in the host countries. All participants are paid a per diem and a modest honorarium; travel and lodging expenses will be covered.

Applicants must be:
Outstanding performers with teaching experience
Experienced in one or more of the following areas: Beat Making, DJing, b-boying/b-girling (or other forms of hip-hop dance), or MCing
Able to commit to traveling abroad for 3–4 weeks in one or more countries
United States citizens at least 21 years of age
In possession of or able to obtain a U.S. passport

Due Date: January 9, 2014.
Next Level is looking for creative, caring communicators who are committed to teaching young people to express themselves constructively through hip-hop and who are eager to showcase their talents to overseas audiences.
Inquiries may be sent to nextlevel@unc.edu. For more information, visit:
http://music.unc.edu/next-level.#sthash.LRY8G2d5.dpuf

Photo by Mary Lide Parker

NEXT LEVEL, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is looking for hip-hop artist-educators to participate in an international exchange program. In 2014–15, Next Level will take teams of artists to six countries—in Africa, Eastern Europe, and South Asia—to use hip-hop as a tool for cultural diplomacy and conflict resolution. Teams of four artists—a beat maker/producer, a DJ, a hip-hop dancer, and an MC—will spend 3–4 weeks teaching and performing in the host countries. All participants are paid a per diem and a modest honorarium; travel and lodging expenses will be covered.

Applicants must be:

  • Outstanding performers with teaching experience
  • Experienced in one or more of the following areas: Beat Making, DJing, b-boying/b-girling (or other forms of hip-hop dance), or MCing
  • Able to commit to traveling abroad for 3–4 weeks in one or more countries
  • United States citizens at least 21 years of age
  • In possession of or able to obtain a U.S. passport
  • Due Date: January 9, 2014.

    Next Level is looking for creative, caring communicators who are committed to teaching young people to express themselves constructively through hip-hop and who are eager to showcase their talents to overseas audiences.

    Inquiries may be sent to nextlevel@unc.edu. For more information, visit:

    http://music.unc.edu/next-level.#sthash.LRY8G2d5.dpuf

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