BEATS N ROOTS HIP HOP SUMMIT AND CRANKFEST XTREME FINALE…
Today marks day four of the Beats N Roots Hip Hop Summit and Youth Arts Leadership Conference, with a HUGE day planned at the Byron YAC today. Hundreds of young people have been involved in two days of dancing and making beats, keynote presentations, master classes, workshops and performances on Thursday and Friday at Multitask in Lismore, followed by CrankFest Xtreme in Evans Head yesterday.
Sunday at the YAC
11am-2pm Special screening of Morganics Documentary with Q&A followed by a Hip Hop Community Worker Master class and artsworker round table forum in Byron Bay at the Byron YAC
2pm-5pm-Beats in the Bay Music Gig – featuring some of the best artists from the Beats n Roots program at the Byron YAC. Performing artists include-
MORGANICS – Australian Hip Hop artist, performer, director and community worker.
Morganics is an award winning Sydney based Hip Hop artist, performer and director. He has performed from Bondi Beach to the Bronx, the Sydney OperaHouse to Long Bay Jail, Tanzania to Tokyo.
Morganics has taught Hip Hop in jails, community centres and isolated
Aboriginal communities all around Australia.
His latest album “Hip Hop Is My Passport” is out now at www.vitamin.net.au Recorded in Tanzania, Brazil, New York, Berlin, Tokyo and outback Australia it includes a bonus one hour documentary DVD. Morganics is currently in post production for his Hip Hop feature film “Survival Tactics” – check www.survivaltacticsmovie.com. Also in the pipeline is his forthcoming book “Memoirs of a Hip Hop Nomad”.
A wayward upbringing and less than fairytale childhood inspired Jonez to develop hip hop programs and extreme sport camps for high risk and disengaged youth in her early twenties. She delivered these programs in juvenile justice centres, schools, refuges, mental health units and community youth centres throughout Sydney and the Northern Territory.
Jamima moved to Melbourne in 2009 and founded the creative production incubator Tetris Studios and Alley Katz Entertainment in Brunswick. The project’s immense success keeps Jonez busy managing established artists, developing emerging artists, running a booking agency, developing youth programs and running a recording studio. Her passion is the blood running through the veins of the Tetris complex, giving it life and earning it the reputation it has among the hip hop community.
2012 will see Jamima unleash her creative fury as she completes her first solo full length release which is due at the end of the year.
From the streets of the Sydney’s South West comes Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers – Lady Beats Producer, Musical Director, Sound Artist, Theatre Maker, MC and Activist.
She is an award-winning artist who has created tracks, soundscapes, recordings & live performance for music, dance, theatre, circus, visual art, cabaret and film across Australia & internationally. Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers has been around the music traps for the past 20 years performing with Bone, Thugs -N-Harmony, The Breeders, Silverchair, Spearhead, Stacey Ann Chin (DEf Poetry Jam), The Beastie Boys, and Powderfinger to name a few.
She is a defining artist within the worlds of music and theatre and a pioneer of Hip Hop Theatre in Australia. She has performed original work at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Festival, Melbourne Arts Centre, Brisbane Powerhouse and the Sydney Opera House. Awards include Best Performance – Melbourne Fringe Festival 2009, Youth Education Program Award – Adelaide Festival 2006, Greenroom Theatre Award Nominations 2005 and Melbourne Fringe Festival Director’s Choice Award 2003.
She continues to work within her community specifically with young people from Aboriginal/Torres Strait & diverse cultural backgrounds facilitating workshops in music making, rhyming, empowerment, Hip Hop theatre, beats production and sound design. At present she is a featured writer in the Big Day Out book ‘Peace, Love and Brown Rice‘ and is a part of the ‘Women Who Rock’ exhibition at the Victoria Art Centre.
For more information go to http://www.beatsnroots.com
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