The Intersection explores the relationship between Hip Hop and education. Utilizing a variety of media tools in this interactive workshop, JAHI will begin with a performance, then demonstrate how to blend culturally responsive, family-friendly and life-affirming elements of Hip Hop culture in the community, the classroom and your home. This youth-oriented program plays upon the “call and response” tradition, and requires audience participation to enjoy the full experience. As an added bonus, Kia O. Moore, of local non-profit Digi-Bridge, will lead participants in learning the basic fundamentals of pulse, beat and composition to create unique and distinctly mixed songs of their own.


JAHI, PE 2.0

JAHI’S career began after being the first local Cleveland Hip Hop artist to perform at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 as a result of winning a competition. At sound check, JAHI met Public Enemy and connected with Chuck D backstage. JAHI went on to release underground solo projects and one album, Soulhop The Breakthru, on EMI Denmark with the Danish super group Nobody Beats the Beats in 2006. Sharing the same stages with Yasiin Bey, Blackalicious, Common, Talib Kweli, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay Z, The Roots, Mary J. Blige, Chuck Brown, Chaka Khan, Floetry, Raheem DeVaughn, Ab-Soul, Dead Prez, Jennifer Johns, Snoop Dogg, Zion I, KRS-One, Outkast, Goodie Mob, Public Enemy and many more. As an independent artist, JAHI, was provided opportunities to find his voice and hone in his craft.

The third installment from PE 2.0 In The Tradition was released in December 2016 on SpitSlam Recordings. This 5 track EP which was written, arranged and produced by JAHI is an amalgamation of emotions and deep lyricism over straight ahead beats. JAHI is a leader in his community and serves as Program Manager for The Office of African American Male Achievement at the Oakland Unified School District. As the first program in the nation to serve African American boys in a public school district, JAHI manages the Manhood Development program in 16 school sites in Oakland, California.

Kia O. Moore, Digi-Bridge

Kia O. Moore is the Creative Director of Hip Hop University, a non-profit mentoring organization focused on uplifting at-opportunity students (i.e. at-risk students) and the communities in which they dwell through academic tutoring, life coaching, and community outreach through the lens of Hip Hop culture. Moore holds a B.A. in Communication Studies with a certificate in International Public Relations and a minor in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also holds an Associate in Arts degree from Central Piedmont Community College. Moore has worked in advertising for a well known local magazine for the past two years. However, her need to create pushed her to leave her stable job with the magazine to pursue her true life's passion--Hip Hop Education. Now with her life's work aligned with her inner "WHY" she is working toward becoming the change she wants to see in the world.

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