Category Archives: COMMUNITY HIP HOP

Multimedia Storytelling Summer Program for Kids 8-18

 The Media Rhythm Institute (MRI) is running a six week Hip Hop songwriting and documentary-making courses for kids aged 8-18, July 10 – August 18, 2017 at The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture. The first museum ever built in the US, the storied Peale will host the newest kinds of multimedia storytelling about the places and people of Baltimore thanks to courses taught by iRhyme and Channel Me Media. The Media Rhythm Institute is a new partnership between Channel Me Media and iRhyme, which was recently featured on WBAL and WMAR

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Freedom Codes – Baltimore Edition 01

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You can call it the TED Talks of Hip Hop!
Freedom Codes is a new platform Curators is launching along with Changa Music Productions that takes place in the form of multimedia presentations and live performances.

The presentations and performances are designed as a way of expressing new solutions and strategies to existing problems from a Hip Hop Cultural perspective.

This event series will be built on the collaboration efforts made on a  local, state and regional level .  Solution Seekers will be sought out in multiple cities to participate and help offer the greatest value to our event series and their prospective communities.

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An Open Call for Solutions – Calling All Community Leaders

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Let’s keep this short and simple. Violence in our cities is reaching a point where we all and I mean ALL have to start doing everything we can do reduce it. This CALL is about solutions that are working in your community.

Who out there is actively working on a program that’s showing some light? Is there anyone that was or still is fighting against the forces of drugs, poverty and violence in their community but came across methods that actually worked to reduce the ongoing crisis?

If so, we want to hear your story. We want to hear your methods and we want to share your solutions and strategies with other leaders so that we can build a network based on applied working strategies.

If you’re still not sure exactly what we are looking for here are some examples of different success stories from the U.S and abroad.

How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art
Theaster Gates (Courtesy of

Fight Hate with Love (Courtesy of
Andrew Michael Ellis

The Link between Unemployment and Terrorism:
Mohamed Ali (Courtesy of

To collaborate and share your story email us at


Written by Jermaine Fletcher

Flipping Scripts with Revolutionary Alphabets

Sariling Gawa (Self Work) Youth Council celebrating 35 years of Filipino youth empowerment held its annual camp March 20-22. Saturday, March 21st was away full of cultural workshops.

Building on the success of Revolutionary Alphabets at February’s Pamantasan (Higher Education) Conference we were invited to hold another workshop for Sariling Gawa.


Revolutionary Alphabets was born from our concern for preserving endangered indigenous Philippine languages in an alternative and artistic way. We are inspired by graffiti writing and the Supreme Alphabets of the Five Percent.
Revolutionary Alphabets is a collaborative effort comprised of Laetitia Mahoney, proudly representing 808 Urban and Joseph Gorre proudly representing Kabataang maka-Bayan O’ahu and the Curators of Hip Hop movement.