Project Description

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3-Part Hip Hop Workshop

Students will learn the history of Hip Hop, the significance of young people in Hip Hop, and how each element (DJing, MCing, Break Dancing, and Graffiti) relates to Black/American history. Along with learning the history of Hip Hop, students will also learn the music theory of Hip Hop and how they can use the poetic elements found inside the genre to provide an outlet for their thoughts.

This three-part live Zoom series will take place on June 29, June 30, and July 1, 2020. Register for each session below:

Session 1: Hip Hop History and How to Rap

Session 2: Lost in Translation

Session 3: Create Your Own Song

Learning goals

  • Learn the music theory of Hip Hop and how to use the poetic elements found inside the genre

  • Strengthen critical thinking skills, story telling skills, prosody, and literature comprehension

  • Create a short song

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Lyn Starr is a multi-talented performing artist from Pittsburgh. As a Seton Hill University graduate, he is a trained vocalist. He has released four mixtapes and four EPs to date, along with various singles. Universe 25, released June 2019, is his most recent project. Lyn is CEO and founder of High Five Productions; an entertainment company dedicated to providing quality art for the world.

Haiku Happiness

June 29 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Next Level Sonnet Saturday

June 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hip Hop Songwriting Session 1

June 29 @ 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Hip Hop Songwriting Session 2

June 30 @ 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Creative Learning Rapid Response is an initiative of

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Arts Ed Collab logo
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With generous financial support from

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