So the goal of “La Semana de Hip Hop” was to present the four elements of Hip Hop to Santa Cruz. Claudia did an AMAZING job in assembling our crew of four:
|DJ Ark and the kids|
|Yogui 13 freestyles for the crowd|
DJ Ark is not only a great DJ, but he’s Bolivia’s primary Hip Hop DJ. Yogui 13 is a dope emcee. Dibustyle and 1979 are two incredible graffiti artists. And then, well, there is yours truly holding down the dance component.
We visited three cultural centers located throughout Santa Cruz (La Cuchilla, Alto San Pedro, and Villa de 1 de Mayo). Underneath sunny skies, we each took our turn covering the key information about our respective element and then did some kind of demo with the students. We had 70-120 students at one time. The students learned how to scratch a record, the art of freestyling, basic top rocks and the four principles and how to make bubble style graffiti.
|Dibustyle & 1979 showcase their art|
|I get the kids moving|