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Programs and Events: Hip Hop Workshops

HIP HOP Workshop: Turntablism with DJ N.E.B. Hip Hop Workshop Turntablism

Saturday, May 20, 10:00am – 11:45am
Hubbard Room

One of the four pillars of Hip Hop is 'Turntablism' -- the art of creating music using two turntables and cross-fading from one to the other. In hip hop culture, graffiti represents the visual, 'emceeing' or rhyming was the poetic, the DJ (using turntablism) produced the music, and the b-boys or b-girls danced. In the early days of hip-hop, all of these elements were deeply intertwined. Graf artists were very often b-boys and emcees and DJs as well.
This workshop is funded by a grant from the Middletown Commission on the Arts.

HIP HOP Workshop: Breaking with B-boy Bryan Giles

book showSaturday, May 20, 10:00am – 11:45am
Activity Room

All ages are welcome to participate or just watch as teaching artist and b-boy Bryan Giles demonstrates and teaches the classic movements of breaking and its many variations. In hip hop culture, graffiti represents the visual, 'emceeing' or rhyming was the poetic, the DJ (using turntablism) produced the music, and the b-boys or b-girls danced.
Drop-in, no registration.
This event is made possible by a grant from the Middletown Commission on the Arts.

HIP HOP Workshop: Graffiti Art Hip Hop Workshop Grafitti Art

Saturday, May 20, 12:15pm – 2:00pm
Activity Room

One of the four pillars of hip hop culture is graffiti art. 'tagging'. Graffiti represents the visual, 'emceeing' or rhyming was the poetic, the DJ (using turntablism) produced the music, and the b-boys or b-girls danced. In the early days of hip-hop, all of these elements were deeply intertwined. In this workshop, participants of all ages are welcome to learn the basics of graffiti art.  
This series of workshops is funded by the Middletown Commission on the Arts. 

HIP HOP Workshop: Rhyming with Tang Sauce

Saturday, May 20, 12:15pm – 2:00pm
Hubbard Room

Hip Hop Workshop Rhyming with Tang SauceCome and learn from Hartford Rap artist Tang Sauce as he teaches the basics of rhyming! Tang Sauce has recently produced an album entitled “Maturity”. One of the four pillars of hip hop is rhyming -- also known as 'flowing' or 'emceeing'. Most of us know the word 'rapping'. Merriam Webster Dictionary defines rapping as a 'Musical style in which rhythmic and/or rhyming speech is chanted ('rapped') to musical accompaniment'. In hip hop culture, graffiti represents the visual, 'emceeing' or rhyming was the poetic, the DJ (using turntablism) produced the music, and the b-boys or b-girls danced. In the early days of hip-hop, all of these elements were deeply intertwined. Graf artists were very often b-boys and emcees and DJs as well. In this workshop, participants of all ages are welcome to learn the basics of rhyming. 

This series of workshops is funded by the Middletown Commission on the Arts.

 

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