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National Symphony Orchestra w/Asheru & Tamika Love Jones

If only there were time to answer that third encore would everyone who got a seat to see National Symphony Orchestra musicians collaborate with Artist in Bloom residents Asheru and Tamika "Love" Jones have left satisfied. The forgotten hero who called the collaboration together: Le Chevalier de St-George. Our mission: Demonstrate how music from different genres and musicians from different traditions can come together to create something beautiful - while bringing their respective audiences along for a unity ride inspired by the music of an extraordinary composer. So filled with emotion,...

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Slickfish Education and Therapy — Mr. Coleman

Slickfish Education & Therapy is an aquatic science curriculum developed by Jay "Per A" Coleman, that allows students to learn how to build a saltwater fish tank as well as maintain and care for its unique inhabitants. Although founded over five years ago, Slickfish originally partnered with Guerilla Arts Afterschool Program in 2010 to build a 29-gallon tank in the Park Morton (aka "640") neighborhood of NW DC. This school year, we have partnered with Cesar Chavez Middle School (Parkside Campus) to provide arts programming during the Targeted Instruction blocks of the school day, Monday...

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Harambe at Ballou HS – Meet Baba Ras D

Harambe is our morning celebration of learning and inspirational moment held daily before classes at the Arts & Tech Academy of Ballou HS in Washington, DC. Facilitator of Harambe session is Baba Ras D of Revel Youth Shine (RYS) & Guerilla Arts Ink, LLC. "Harambe" is a Kiswahili term that means "We agree to come together and pull together to ensure the victory of Light Over Darkness, Good Over Evil, Love Over Hate, and Life Over Death". This is the vibration we are striving to engage our children in, when many of them are surrounded by despair. Salute to Baba Ras D and Jabari "AuraGin"...

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Hip Hop Literacy at Artisphere in Arlington, VA

During the last week of July, Asheru led the first of his Hip Hop Educational Literacy Program (H.E.L.P.) workshop series at Artisphere in Arlington, VA, and it was a truly amazing experience! Using the Mos Def song, "New World Water", and H.E.L.P. workbooks, students had the chance to assemble in Artisphere's Dome Theatre for a multimedia workshop exploring the many uses and abuses of water around the world. From water scarce communities like in Angola, Africa, to water ravished communities like New Orleans, LA, and extremely water polluted areas such as the Gulf Coast in the Southeastern part...

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Gabriel Benn, M. Ed. Feature in Ebony Magazine (June 2010)

Gabrien Benn took part in an interview that has been featured in the June issue of Ebony Magazine. Entitled, “Whose Your Daddy: Four Men On Fatherhood”, the article is a must-read. Download the 5-page excerpt from Ebony below. Download pages 1-2(.PDF) Download pages 3-5(.PDF)

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