Explore Hip Hop Culture through "Hip Hop 2013: And the Youth Will Lead Us"

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Teens ages 12-17 are invited to learn more about the hip hop culture through Hip Hop 2013: And the Youth Will Lead Us, a 7-week program held 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, each Tuesday, June 25 - August 20, 2013 at Williams Farm Recreation Center.


Through instruction and guided discussions, teens will explore the history and foundations of hip hop, including the five elements upon which the culture is based: emceeing, DJ-ing, B-boying, graffiti, and knowledge.  Each participant will select an element to study further through an interactive workshop. The entire group will select a social issue of importance, and will use that issue as a theme as they collaborate to write, record, and perform a hip hop track. This song will be performed in front of family, friends, and special guests on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.


Hip Hop 2013: And the Youth Will Lead Us is free, although a Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership or day pass is required. To register, simply visit any Virginia Beach Recreation Center.


Hip Hop 2013: And the Youth Will Lead Us is a collaboration between Clever Communities in Action, Seatack Recreation Center, Universal Zulu Nation Chapter 30, and Williams Farm Recreation Center. For more details about the program, please contact Starr Armstrong at (757) 437-4858 or rsarmstr@vbgov.com.


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