Radionice NEXT LEVEL – Toki Wright/J-Live/Asia One/Baba Israel

NEXT LEVEL je program State Department-a, Američkog veleposlanstva u Zagrebu i Sveučilišta North Carolina u Chapel Hillsu ostvaren u suradnji s Plesnim centrom Tala.

Dvotjedni program ponudit će radionice o Hip-Hop umjetnosti i kulturi kojima je cilj kroz ples i glazbu kao oblicima kreativnog izražavanja potaknuti razumijevanje, toleranciju i pozitivan stav prema sebi i društvu. Polaznici će uz to raditi na razvijanju vlastitih umjetničkih vještina. Rezultati radionica biti će prikazani u sklopu cjelovečernje predstave u Pogonu Jedinstvo.
Radionice će voditi poznati američki umjetnici:

Toki Wright (MC) je MC/producent nagrađivan Emmyem, radio voditelj, glumac, umjetnički ambasador, edukator i organizator u zajednici koji je proputovao SAD, Kanadu, Europu, Južnu Ameriku i Aziju te se sa svojim albumom A Different Mirror našao na ljestvici iTunes Top 100 albuma. Razvio je mnogo različitih hip-hop edukacijskih projekata, uključujući hip-hop povijest i produkciju mladim umjetnicima u Sierra Leoneu i Hip-hop terapijski projekt koji radi s bivšom djecom vojnicima u Sjevernoj Ugandi.

Jean-Jacques „J-Live“ Cadet (DJ) je sa svojim dvadesetogodišnjim iskustvom veteran u glazbenoj industriji, hip-hop MC, DJ, producent, skladatelj, tekstopisac te bivši nastavnik Jezičnih umjetnosti u osnovnoj školi u Sustavu javnih škola u New Yorku. Njegov album iz 2001. godine, The Best Part, je široko poznat kao klasik undergorund hip-hopa.

Nancy „Asia One“ Yu (plesačica) je jedna od najpoznatijih i najcjenjenijih b-djevojaka na svijetu, osnivačica i izvršna direktorica godišnjeg B-Boy Summit događanja, članica Fame City Graffiti Crewa, predsjednica Mighty Zulu Kweenz Crewa i osnivačica No Easy Propsa, neprofitne organizacije s misijom da sačuva hip-hop kulturu i da omogući edukaciju i zabavu svim uzrastima diljem svijeta. Često se pojavljuje u reklamama, televizijskim emisijama i filmovima.

Baba Israel (beatmaker) je međunarodno priznat beatboxer , MC i hip-hop edukator, koji je i široko priznat kao jedan od glavnih likova u suvremenom hip-hop kazalištu. Trenutno radi s različitim vodećim umjetničkim institucijama u New Yorku, na dizajniranju hip-hop edukacija i kazališnih programa za širi broj zajednica.

 

NEXT LEVEL is a program by the State Department, U.S. Embassy in Zagreb and North Carolina University in Chapel Hills that was carried out in collaboration with Tala Dance Center. The two week program will offer workshops about hip-hop art and culture whose goal is to, through dance and music as forms of creative expression, encourage understanding, tolerance and a positive attitude toward themselves and society. Attendees will also work on developing their own artistic skills. The results of the workshops will be presented within an all-night show at Pogon Jedinstvo.

Workshops will be managed by famous American artists:

Toki Wright (MC) is an Emmy Award-winning MC/Producer, radio host, actor, arts ambassador, educator, and community organizer who has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia, and found a place on iTunes Top 100 album charts with his recording A Different Mirror. He has developed many diverse hip-hop education projects including teaching hip-hop history and production to young artists in Sierra Leone, and the Hip-Hop Therapy Project, which works with former child soldiers in Northern Uganda.

Jean-Jacques “J-Live” Cadet (DJ)  is a 20-year music industry veteran, hip-hop MC, DJ, producer, composer, songwriter, and a former middle school grade Language Arts teacher in the New York Public School system. His 2001 album, The Best Part, is widely considered an underground hip-hop classic.

Nancy “Asia One” Yu (Dancer) is one of the best-known and most-respected b-girls in the world, the founder and CEO of the annual B-Boy Summit event, a member of Fame City Graffiti Crew, President of the Mighty Zulu Kweenz Crew and founder of No Easy Props, a non-profit with the mission to preserve Hip-Hop culture and provide education and entertainment to communities of all ages throughout the world. She appears extensively in commercials, television shows, and films.

Baba Israel (Beatmaker) is an internationally respected beatboxer, MC, and hip-hop educator, who is also widely considered to be one of the leading figures in contemporary hip-hop theater. He is currently working with a variety of leading arts institutions in New York City to design hip-hop education and theater programs for a wide range of communities.