“Help us fund a 5-6 week Hip-Hop Summer Youth Program at Kingsbridge Community Center located in the Bronx.”
Hip-Hop Summer School is a 5-6 week youth-based curriculum for kids ages 13-18 focusing on the four elements of Hip Hop; MC’ing, DJ’ing, Breakdancing, and Graffiti . Each element will be taught by expert artists in the field. Classes will focus on the history and modern-day application of the craft via hands-on learning, workshops, field trips, and special guests. Students will then apply the skills they learned to create an authentic and unifying performance party and culminating event, “4 Elements Jam”. Graffiti students will create the backdrop/set, MC students will host the event, DJ students will provide music, and break-dance students will dance and perform.
Support on Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2093251973/hip-hop-summer-school
Meet the Instructors :
Samson Da Poet ( Emcee Instructor) : Sammy “Samson” Maldonado is a Latino spoken word poet, songwriter, emcee from The Boogie Down Bronx. Samson is also one of the co founders and curator of a platform for media & performing arts entitled “Good Vibes Creative Minds”
IG: @Samsonpoet FB: Samson (Poet/Songwriter) http://www.Goodvibescreativeminds.com
Cinema ( Breakdance Instructor) : Cinema embodies all aspects of the word Breaker. He is based out of the Bronx and continues to use dance as his weapon throughout the Tri-State Area.
Alexis Gonzalez (Graffiti Instructor): Alexis Gonzalez is a well connected graffiti artist from the South Bronx. She has been active in the graffiti community of New York City for six years and counting. She has worked with children and their families from her community to educate them on street art, graffiti and how to collectively create murals together.
LiKWUiD ( DJ Instructor): Hip Hop Fusion music artist, DJ, songwriter and educator, LiKWUiD (Stylez), born Faybeo’n LaShanna A Mickens has curated music for Photoville and the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival’s Family Day. As an avid lover of house music, LiKWUiD’s style of djing is based around blending beats together as one tapestry of sound. She is a resident dj at Silvana and Angel of Harlem. As a songwriter, her film credits include placements with HBO Latina Films, IFC Films, Oxygen Network, MTV and several indie projects. LiKWUiD is fully committed to combining hip hop and education. The College of Charleston (BA) and St. John’s University (MBA) graduate has performed, presented workshops, lectures and participated on panels at academic spaces such as Columbia University, BAM, the Eleanor Roosevelt School for Girls, the Hip Hop Culture Center, Flocabulary, Comic Con and more. She currently teaches workshops at Red Hook Initiative, Scribble Art/Bread & Yoga and through her community jam session The Sifer.