KIDS LEARN TO PLAY: SUMMER CYPHER MINI-CAMP Hip-Hop is Folk Music ONLINE – Tickets – The Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA – August 3rd, 2020

KIDS LEARN TO PLAY:  SUMMER CYPHER MINI-CAMP Hip-Hop is Folk Music ONLINE

KIDS LEARN TO PLAY: SUMMER CYPHER MINI-CAMP Hip-Hop is Folk Music ONLINE

Najee Amaranth, Amani Jade

$225.00
Summer Cypher Mini-Camp is the online summertime version of the Freight’s flagship school program, Playing With Tradition.

KIDS LEARN TO PLAY: SUMMER CYPHER MINI-CAMP Hip-Hop is Folk Music ONLINE

August 3-7 and 10-14, 4pm-5pm

Summer Cypher Mini-Camp is the summertime version of the Freight’s flagship school program, Playing With Tradition. The Summer Cypher Mini-Camp is recommended for children aged 10-14.

The Mini-Camp meets for an hour a day for two weeks in June and August, exploring the theme of Hip-Hop is Folk Music by diving into the origins of hip-hop and trying out different writing and vocal approaches inherent in the music form. Each day we’ll explore different aspects of hip-hop, hone our improvisation and rhyming skills, and share our own writing and rapping in a fun, encouraging environment.

A cypher is a gathering of hip-hop practitioners gathering to improvise and freestyle -- come join our cypher!

Taught by Najee Amaranth and Amani Jade with special guests!

“I would do this class over and over again. It has a certain flow to it, almost like it’s a river that you can swim...with no splashing.

I liked the teachers and the activities and most of all the music they shared with us. It was like they were unlocking a whole new world.”

-Henry Brechtel, Summer Cypher/Hip-Hop is Folk Music Camper

ZOOM LINKS WILL BE SENT TO THE EMAIL YOU USE FOR REGISTRATION. Please email our Director of Education PC Munoz at pcmunoz@freightandsalvage.org with any questions.

Najee Amaranth

Najee Amaranth is an Oakland-based rapper and educator who uses his talents to be the change he wishes to see in the world. Besides his son, Najee's biggest accomplishment is founding the the artist collective Oakland Mind. Over the years the Oakland Mind has created spaces for artists, raised awareness about human trafficking, and taught hip-hop at the University level. Najee believes in utilizing hip-hop to explore the deepest levels of culture and context and supporting sustainable actions within the community. Mr. Amaranth was one of the pilot teachers for the Freight’s first in-school music program, Playing with Tradition.

Amani Jade

Amani Jade is a multi-faceted creator born in San Francisco, CA who has been penning poetry and rhymes since her elementary school days. As an arts teacher, she shares her love of art as a tool in recovery and self-discovery. She’s inspired by first-time freestylers, cyphers of celebration over competition, and the power of healing through creative expression. Ms. Jade teaches for the Freight’s in-school music program, Playing with Tradition.