KAYA’s Hip Hop Week

image This week is KAYA’s Songweavers Studio Hip Hop Week 2011, a series of educational workshops and performance for Native youth in the Lower Mainland.

  Hip Hop week gives youth opportunities to learn how to create music in a safe and healthy environment. There are workshops focusing on all four elements of Hip Hop (MC’ing, DJ’ing, Break-Dancing, & Graffiti). Thus far the workshops have been a huge success with lots of participants and excellent facilitators. I strongly encourage any interested youth to head down and participate in the remaining workshops and everyone in the community to come out on Saturday and check out the gala performance showcasing the work of these inspired young individuals.

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Here’s the schedule for the remaining events:

4pm - 7pm Monday through Friday
5:30pm - 9:30pm on Saturday

Thursday - Break-Dancing with Jenny Louie & Chloe Brown (special guest Emotionz)

Friday - DJ’ing with Brandogg “Muk Luk” & DJ Raul.

Saturday - Youth Showcase:
- Dinner at 7pm
- Special performances by: Steven Cain, Jenny Louie, Lil’ Moe, Dani & Lizzy, Eliza, Spin, Ali, & Rup.

All events are taking place at W2 Woodwards 151 W. Cordova.

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Here’s what the Songweavers Studio project is all about:
 
  The goal of Songweavers Studio is to empower the voice of Aboriginal Youth. Preserve culture and pass traditions from one generation to the next through advancements of modern technology. Songweavers Studio program is free for Aboriginal youth 14-29 who are interested in musical culture. We’re located on unceded Coast Salish territory in the heart of Metro Vancouver’s Urban Aboriginal community but travel anywhere we can to promote Youth voice, inclusion and empowerment.

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Check out Wednesday nights workshops…
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NYAC in the house screen printing t-shirts.

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YouthCo brought out everything you need to make buttons!

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Girl 23 throwing down on a collaborative graph.

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Spray-paint and paint pens on canvas.

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Hope to see you all at the showcase!

Julian Maree, Dunne-za/Cree
Coordinator, Redwire Youth Media
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