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Carolina Hip Hop Institute (description on purple and black background; text on website)

June 21 – July 2, 2021

The Carolina Hip Hop Institute is an 11-day program that immerses students into the art and culture of hip hop. Students choose from one of three courses: MUSC 156 (Beat Making Lab), MUSC 157 (Rap Lab) and MUSC 286 (Hip Hop Dance) and earn three hours of college credit to satisfy VP (visual and performing arts) requirements. Instructors are experienced, professional artist-educators who will work with students to develop their artistry as well foster skills in entrepreneurship and conflict transformation through hip hop. Each class day has two parts: a focused session with individual teachers and, following a dinner break, jam sessions and discussions among the three classes. No audition is required, but students should be committed to learning or developing skills in rap, beatmaking, or dance; some experience is helpful but not required. The program will take place June 21 to July 2, 2021 (inclusive of Saturday, but with Sunday, June 27, off), meeting from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. The program draws its instructors, structure, and philosophy from the Next Level (https://www.nextlevel-usa.org/) international hip-hop exchange program, which was developed at UNC and has conducted workshops in 30 countries since 2014. Please contact Prof. Mark Katz (mkatz@unc.edu) for more information.

Schedule

Each class day has two parts: a focused session with individual teachers and, following a dinner break, jam sessions and discussions among the three classes. A final concert will be held on the evening of June 14 to showcase the work of the students.

The program will take place June 21 to July 2, 2021 (inclusive of Saturday, but with Sunday, June 27, off), meeting from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Registration and Requirements

No audition is required, but students should be committed to learning or developing skills in rap, beatmaking, or dance; some experience is helpful but not required. Students must be enrolled in this First Session course by May 15 although the start date is later.

Instructors

The program draws its instructors, structure, and philosophy from the Next Level international hip-hop exchange program, which was developed at UNC and has conducted workshops in 30 countries since 2014.

Dasan Ahanu

 

 

 

 

Dasan Ahanu (Rap Lab)

Junious Brickhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junious Brickhouse (Hip Hop Dance)

Kerwin Young

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerwin Young (Beat Making Lab)

 

Please contact Prof. Mark Katz (mkatz@unc.edu) for more information.