The History through Hip Hop Program (HHH) engages 30-40 youth artists, ages 14-22, in the creation of novel, urban-inspired original artwork. The goals of the program are to increase written and media literacy, and empower youth to become positive voices in their community.
This year, the project brought together six hip hop leaders & 39 youth artists to develop, integrated
artwork around the theme of Leadership in Action,
focusing on Hip Hop artistry as a mechanism for
dialogue, social commentary and collective expression. Artists explored creative ways of linking dance
choreography, spoken word poetry, video production, resonating beats and rhythms, and the visual realm of graffiti. The collective product evoked the urban spirit imaginative word flow, rhetoric, and visual appeal. This modern day troubadour/trobairitz innovatively
addressed the complex issues of vision and leadership in their communities.
For more information regarding the Mural Music & Arts Project, or the artists featured on this album, please visit our website at www.muralmusicarts.org
, or contact Olatunde Sobomehin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Project is Supported by a Grant
from the James Irvine Foundation
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