Pepatián’s Bronx Hip-Hop Academy began from a desire to respect the borough that began this cultural revolution and to create opportunities to connect Hip-Hop artists with the next generation. Artists share their knowledge and teach both the history and artistry of Hip-Hop at an accessible, grassroots level appropriate for teens, high school and college students.
Acclaimed teaching artists provide workshops in dance, spoken word, visual art and music, plus seminar in Entrepreneurship for Teens, that culminate in a performance opportunity for teens at BronxWorks.
SPRING 2014 EVENTS
In La Consulta, Caridad De La Luz/La Bruja offers a spiritual consultation that frames poetry and music in a contemporary revival that joins popular contemporary music, original songs and Latin Caribbean classics, Brujalicious Style. Collaborators: Grammy winner Eddie Montalvo and Demar Guevara and choreographer Nilsa De La Luz and dancers.
Friday May 2, 2014 Pepatian presents, in collaboration with CASITA MARIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND EDUCATION, BAAD!, BMHC, and THE POINT, SPED, the BX.
Bronx Moves is an on-going outdoor performance project that focuses on artists as catalysts who can draw attention to the residents, history and approaching changes happening to the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx and its environs.
Spring 2013 featured Hunts Point Homes
Spring 2014 features S.P.E.D the BX with Larissa Velez Jackson and dancers touring local arts centers in a car with mobile sound system to perform at outdoor locations to help heighten awareness of the arts and cultural work in the neighbourhood, and create additional bridges between residents and venues. Performance date: Friday May 2, 2014
View S.P.E.D. The Bronx in a full screen map
Photo by: Carlos Rodriguez
Micro-residency and showing: La Mujer Maravilla
Saturday May 3, 2014 at 8:00pm @ BAAD!
Acclaimed teaching artists: Rokafella (Dance), LA BRUJA (Spoken Word), TooFly (Visual Art) and Chi Salaam (Music) provide workshops culminating in a performance opportunity for teens at BronxWorks. This project also includes an Entrepreneurship Seminar led by Business Advisor, Prince Thomas, from the Small Business Development Office at Lehman College. (read more)
3/5-3/8 visual artists: Melanie Crean, Marisol Diaz, Dionis Ortiz – part of BxAA “Bronx Speaks: No Boundaries” Bronx Museum of the Arts
3/13 SHADOW LANDS with Cynthia Paniagua & Caridad De La Luz @ BAAD!
4/19 Leenda Bonilla Roman Pagan & “Mainland Mix” @ New Museum, NYC
A documentary film project that focuses on creative process with artists: Sita Frederick, Rokafella, and Marion Ramirez. Editor: Naeema Jamilah. (read more)
All Spring 2014 activities are funded, in part, by public funds from the New York State Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program and the generosity of individual donations.