Celebrating Dilla Youth Day 2017 Featuring thestudioArena Mobile Maker Space at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

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For the third year in a row The Foundation of Women in Hip Hop is partnering with The Charles H Wright Museum to celebrate Dilla Youth Day.  This year I have received a $50k Knight Foundation matching grant award for which I am seeking match funds.

This day is a highlight during African American History Month for young people to become excited about exploring the S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) disciplines through the process of participating in and leading hands on engagement in fun educational activities while recognizing a modern homegrown figure in Hip Hop.

J Dilla is a significant African American Musical Producer who created the genre Neo-Soul and revolutionized the sound of 90’s Hip Hop, which accelerated the careers of successful Artists such as Erykah Badu, Common, Talib Kweli, DeLaSoul, Janet Jackson, and influenced many others up to our current generation.

There is no cost to youth groups who choose to participate. It is a wonderful opportunity to support Michigan young people and it is a wonderful opportunity to promote the work of various community youth groups doing great work in the city to a very receptive audience of parents, educators, artists, community, and of course youth.

Participation can include but is not limited to one or more of the following:

Hosting a hands-on open workstation
Providing in-kind support
Providing financial support
Providing materials such as computers, arts supplies, sound equipment
Attending with your youth group.

Link to PDF package with event Details.
Link to mp3 file http://bit.ly/CJAMRadio_DillaYouthDay
of our interview with Murad Erzinclioglu, Music Director, CJAM 99.1 FM
from 2015’s event.
(He starts talking around 1:15 and i start talking around 2:39.)

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