Location: WAPI, 3722 S. Hudson St , Seattle, Washington 98118
Come out and be apart of this great event for the youth of Seattle! brought to you by Bay Area MC/producer/activist Dregs One in collaboration with SYPP and WAPI’s Katalyst Project. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go towards the organizations as they prepare to continue their program into the 2012-13 school year. This event will feature performances by Dregs One, plus Seattle artist Mic Flont and the youth of the Katalyst Project. Plus there will be an open mic session for all rappers/poets/singers to do their thing!
This event is all ages with a $5 minimum suggested donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).
More about the Katalyst Project: “The Katalyst program is a youth driven music and art education program. Youth and Adult staff share responsibilities to run workshops. Youth meet weekly throughout the year (including summer) and learn music recording, song writing and basic drawing and painting. Adult staff serve as teaching artists, providing technical assistance and hands-on education workshops.The Katalyst program is designed for youth to go at their own pace. Teaching artists track youth progress through skills checklists. Once checklists are complete, youth can test for certification and have access to the studio and art supplies.”http://
More about Dregs One: Hip hop started out as a way to organize and uplift the community – with a mixture of civil rights and creative expression, Dregs One is an artist who is doing just that. And as an influential emcee/producer and a community organizer in the movement, he “can’t help but be aware.” Dregs One has made a name for himself in the Golden State appearing on numerous releases and music videos, and touring in other parts of the country. With a passion for justice and a dedication to rapping about issues that plague inner-city youth like homelessness, drug use and violence while sampling artists such as Sade and the Doors, Dregs One is changing the world with his mic and turntables.
6:00-7:00 Doors open, open mic sign up
8:20-8:40 The Katalyst Project
8:45-9:05 Mic Flont
9:10-9:50 Dregs One
9:50-10:00 Speaker from SYPP
10:00-Closing DJ sets, freestyles, hang out and have fun!