Team Poland – Raphael Xavier, Myster-E, Phillipdrummond, Ms Yellow and project manager A. Billi Free – is part of the larger Next Level group, featuring American MCs (masters of ceremonies), DJs (disc jokey), beatmakers and hip-hop dancers.hop who want to create a global community through hip-hop culture. Collaboration with local artists and performances for the public aim to promote cross-cultural creative exchange.
Bielsko Maria Koterbska Cultural Center has announced recruitment for the Next Level project in Bielsko-Biała. Next Level is an initiative of the US Department of State, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Meridian International Center. The project in Poland takes place under the auspices of the US Embassy in Warsaw.
A free three-day workshop from May 18-20 for several hours each day in four groups will be led by:
- hip-hop dance – Raphaël Xavier,
- Graffiti – Mrs. Yellow
- MCing / rap – Myster-E
- Edutainment Beatmaking – Phillipdurmmond
The manager of the Next Level residence in Poland is a singer, MC, DJ and beatmaker – A. Billi Free.
The workshops are aimed at 15-30 year olds, dance up to 30 people, the other workshops 10-20 people, the courses will take place on May 18 and 19 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and May 20 from 4:00 p.m. Nominations are mandatory.
To apply for a selected group, fill out the form here and send it before May 13, 23.59 to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The title must include the name of the selected workshops (dance, graffiti, MC, Beatmaking / DJ).
– We invite all people – regardless of their nationality – who live, study or study in Bielsko-Biała and its surroundings, are between 15 and 30 years old and have an intermediate or high level of advancement in the techniques subject of the workshop. People who do not live in Bielsko-Biała and are not related to the city can apply, but the organizer does not provide accommodation. The workshop will be held in English, a basic knowledge of English is required, an interpreter will be present on site to help solve any problems that may be more difficult – Next level organizers invite.
The project will end with a concert scheduled for May 20 at 7:00 p.m., on a special stage located under the tent next to the BCK. The event will be combined with a Jam Session and a dance battle. The graffiti group will work under the supervision of Ms. Yellow, at the Bielsko Cultural Center. Maria Koterbska, a fresco will be made.
Raphael Xavier Hailing from Wilmington, Delaware, he is an award-winning artist and graduate of world-renowned hip-hop group Rennie Harris Puremovement. He is a Pew Fellowship, 2016 Guggenheim Fellow and 2016 United States Artist Fellow. He is a professional dancer who has worked in various fields for 25 years, including music, photography and film. As a hip-hop dancer and Breaking practitioner since 1983, Raphael Xavier continues to learn and recreate new ways to expand the expression of the dance form, constantly seeking culture and practice. He currently lives in Philadelphia. He is a professor at Princeton University and the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches the history of dance and hip-hop culture and introductory breaking courses.
Eric Shandoff aka Myster-E Edutainment is a creative and catchy hip-hop MC, spoken word poet and teaching artist. Myster-E has earned an international reputation for his performative rapping style and teaching experience. He currently works as an artist-teacher at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, teaching poetry and hip-hop workshops in schools. He is also the coordinator of the Hip Hop Institute at the Monmouth County Boys and Girls Club, working with Lakehouse Recording Studios. Myster-E is also a board member of Rappers and Rabbis, an organization that combines Jewish education with hip-hop practices. Myster-E is deeply rooted in hip hop culture as a member of the Universal Zulu Nation and open to the art of hip hop icons such as KRS One, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Joel Ortiz, Papoose and others. others.
Phillipdrummond – doctor in clinical psychology, producer, DJ, artistic educator, event organizer and social activist. He was born in San Francisco and raised in New York. He is the Founder, Executive Director, and Lead Instructor of Today’s Future Sound (TFS), an Oakland-based nonprofit (with an office in Los Angeles) that uses hip-hop music production to empower young people as as artists and members of the community. With his roots in West Coast fight rap and rhythm fight scenes, Phillipdrummond has earned a reputation in both areas as a record keeper with rare recordings and playing hundreds of battles, and by organizing the longest live monthly battle. Growing up in New York during the heyday of hip-hop, he uses the East Coast sound of the 90s with G-Funk and West Coast accents. He currently lives in Oakland, California.
He is working on a concept album with DJ Ammbush (Oakland Faders / Drums and Anmo) titled Drums and Ammo, Philthy. For those who know him, it is obvious that he combines unknown tracks recreated from dusty vinyls dug in different parts of the world with retro-futuristic synthesizers, sounds of garbage cans and other objects, constantly producing rhythms and creating art during live performances. Dr. Gann has worked with TFS in schools and communities in the Bay Area and around the world, using the creativity and culture of hip-hop as an intervention for mental health, education, social justice and intercultural relations. He has worked with over 75,000 young people on six continents over the past six years and is currently developing the Therapeutic Beat Making (TBM) model.
Mrs Yellow is an international self-taught artist, muralist, artisan and teacher of Mexican origin. Born in Long Beach, California, she has spent her time creatively developing and empowering communities and youth by getting directly involved in many activities. For 11 years, he has worked closely with schools, cultural centers and more, creating workshops, murals and mentorship for young people. As a muralist, Ms. Yellow has collaborated with cities, communities and galleries to create colorful murals. His works cover topics such as: culture, folklore, brotherhood, education, unity, love and social justice. The artworks and murals she has created have been displayed in museums, galleries, and on the streets across the United States and around the world, including Australia, Egypt, France, Haiti, Japan, Mexico and Spain.
A.Billi Free is an urban – living in the desert – singer, entertainer, DJ and beatmaker. His sound is rooted in an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul and electronica. A. Billi Free began her concert career in Chicago singing in a variety of hip-hop and world music costumes, completing her undergraduate studies in Latin American and Latin Studies and working as a student development coordinator and spokesperson at the Steans Center for Community Based at DePaul University. Service learning. . She has spent the last ten years in the deserts of the Southeast, mixing urban and border elements. His next album, I Luma, (Tokyo Dawn Records) is a tribute to instilling change around us by seeking change within ourselves.
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source: Bielskie Centrum Kultury