There is a grassroot organization in Winston Salem that has been creating space for youth in our community, Thirsty Inc. We are so glad to be a part of this huge project created by us,the youth board of Thirsty Inc. Thirsty has created a youth board that creates a voice for youth in our own community, and we decided to start through music and knowledge. Throughout this project we have a total of 22 events planned. Three of these events include our big showcase, BMB (Bringing Music Back). HMO’s (Hear Me Out) series of 19 workshops are important to attend, because it prepares you for our three showcases. HMO help and build your skills as an artist and create space for opportunity and experience.
Our biggest challenges last year included artist preparation and the music and quality of the performance as to music formats and mic techniques. We wanted to create a space where artist can learn and experience the importance of professionalism within your craft. As to artist preparation, it was hard for us to find artist that promoted knowledge, awareness and self-pride. We want to provide our peers with different familiarities and opportunities to explore themselves and their talent as they enjoy the work that leads to showing off their talent. From writers to performers we have gathered a hub of resources that will enhance your craft and you perfect talent.