Workshop: Beats, Rhymes and Changing Times with Mic Crenshaw
Join acclaimed Hip Hop artist and activist Mic Crenshaw for an exploration of the ever-changing nature of Hip Hop’s past, present, and future. We’ll look at the work of artists on the local, national and global stages and investigate the role of Hip Hop culture and activism in transforming reality. Do you have a role to play? Students will study, question, dialog, and channel their thoughts into tools of creative expression through writing, recording, and sharing their own raps.
Mic Crenshaw is an independent Hip Hop artist, respected MC, poet, educator, and activist. He is Lead U.S. Organizer for the Afrikan HipHop Caravan which uses cultural activism as a means to develop international solidarity related to human rights and justice. Mic is also co-founder of GlobalFam, a computer resource and job training center in Burundi, Central Africa.
Named Portland’s best Hip Hop artist in 2016, Mic has toured and collaborated with Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, Rakim
and other legends. Since 2012, he has traveled to Cuba, Russia, Germany, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya and other countries where he facilitates Hip Hop cultural exchange opportunities for youth.
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Portland, OR 97210