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Digital Beats + Rhymes: An Interactive Experience

$5 youth; $10 adults (18+); Free for members
  • About This Program

    Love Hip Hop? Want to learn what it takes to make an epic track? Go behind the scenes in this interactive panel and performance workshop of DJs, poets and hip hop artists to learn how technology is used in today's hip hop music. Take a spin on the turntables with members of With These Hands DJ Academy and learn how to write your own lyrics from local pros.

    Schedule of Events

    2:00 PM - 2:45 PM — Interactive Panel

    STEM is not just for science lovers. Did you know that DJs use technology and math to play your favorite songs? Find out how in this informative presentation from local DJs, poets and hip hop artists. Learn how performing artists leverage tech to create and share their art and how tech firms create platforms for artists.

    This special program includes Jeffery Weatherford, Patrick Hill, T. Walker and With These Hands DJ Academy with moderator Boris "Bluz" Rogers.

    Enjoy a spoken word performance by T. Walker, an artist on the Disctopia platform.

    2:50 PM - 4:00 PM — Hands-On Mini Workshops

    Now it’s your turn to jump into the driver’s seat! Take a test ride on DJ equipment while you learn the basic principles behind the art form; explore the software used to create Disctopia’s site with its creator and hear from artists who use the platform and ignite your creativity in a writing lab with artists Jeffery Weatherford and T. Walker while creating raps and poems.

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