Hip-Hop History Workshop for Teens: MCing with Hired Gun
Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
The Schomburg Center celebrates Hip-Hop History Month in November with four interactive workshops for teens that will explore the four elements of hip-hop: MCing, DJing, B-boy/girl Dancing, and Graffiti/Aerosol Art. Knowledge, the fifth element of hip-hop, is at the root of each session led by pioneers and practitioners of the culture. Presented by Schomburg Education as part of the Schomburg’s Hip-Hop 4.0 Initiative.
Saturday, November 2 at 4 p.m.
Hired Gun will lead the MCing workshop entitled, The Art of Rhyme, which seeks to demystify the skill known to hip-hop aficionados as "freestyling," which refers to the act of rapping in a freewheeling, improvised fashion without the use of a pre-written-and-memorized "rhyme," or verse. The art of rhyme imparts knowledge of the history and philosophy behind hip hop culture and free-styling. Hired Gun is a hip hop emcee and U.S. Music Ambassador who will not only give you the story of hip hop, but teach you how to freestyle live in the workshop! Check out more about Hired Gun at www.freshrootsmusic.com
Saturday, November 16 at 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 23 at 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 30 at 4 p.m.
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
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