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Hip-Hop & Healing w/ Isa Whitaker

September 7 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

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About the Workshop: Hip-Hop and Healing

Join multi-talented lyricist, Hip-Hop artist, and Firefly Gathering Equity Advocate Isa Whitaker for an afternoon exploring the roots of Hip-Hop. From learning history to exploring how this genre can connect us to community and the natural world today, this workshop will nurture creativity and deeper cultural understanding.

In this workshop, we’ll explore:

  • The Four Elements of Hip-Hop: B-Boy (Dance), Emcee (Rap/Spoken Word/Poetry), Graffiti (Drawing), and DJing (Producing)
  • The history of Hip-Hop and other forms of African American music
  • Connecting with self and nature through outdoor meditation/creative writing accompanied by Hip-Hop beats
  • The importance of respecting culture and self-expression

A portion of the proceeds from this workshop, including everything above the Standard ticket price, will go directly to Firefly’s Equity Fund.

This class will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2024, from 2 pm – 4 pm near Asheville, NC. This class is suitable for beginners! All ages welcome if they can sit and listen attentively.  Kids under 10 are free.

Photo Credit Ricky Tale

About the Instructor: Isa Whitaker

Isa Whitaker is a lyricist and Hip-Hop artist whose aim is to promote positivity in his message, honesty in his storytelling, and originality in his composition. Originally from Oakland, Isa spent summers in Los Angeles until his permanent move to the Carolinas. He currently dwells along the eastern seaboard in Asheville, North Carolina where he’s taken to the craft of songwriting, performing, as well as youth mentoring & teaching the true art of Hip-Hop.

Equitable Pricing Model $55 – $15 (Kids under 10 are free)

* Please click here to learn about your pricing options before you register for your first Perennial Workshop. The pricing options are the same for all events, so you only need to do it once!

In order to make our workshops more accessible, we offer two price options for each class, with an additional Equity Discount for qualifying individuals. Please consider these options and select your price at checkout.

  • Sponsor Price $35, $45, $55: For those who have enough to share, thank you for being a Sponsor. This is an opportunity to contribute towards the cost of the class for someone else.
  • Standard Price $25: The Standard reflects one person’s share of what it costs to produce the class and cover basic expenses.
  • Equity Discount $15: We offer an additional Equity Discount for those from the following communities who support reparations and/or an equitable redistribution of wealth and would not have access to this workshop without this discount:

Thank you for helping transform the world into a culture of abundance, resilience, and opportunity for all.

Which Price Option is Right for You?*

*Please check your pricing options before you register for your first Perennial Workshop. The pricing options are the same for all events, so you only need to do it once!

Class Price includes all Materials for the Class

Tickets

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HIP-HOP – 09/07/2024 Sponsor Price
Supports accessibility for others as well as yourself
$ 55.00
HIP-HOP – 09/07/2024 Sponsor Price
Supports accessibility for others as well as yourself
$ 45.00
HIP-HOP – 09/07/2024 Sponsor Price
Supports accessibility for others as well as yourself
$ 35.00
HIP-HOP – 09/07/2024 Standard Price
Covers your share of basic class expenses
$ 25.00
HIP-HOP – 09/07/2024 *Equity Discount
*Available for those of the global majority who identify as coming from a racialized community or an underrepresented ethnicity and would not have access to this workshop without this discount
$ 15.00
HIP-HOP – 09/07/2024 Children under age 10
Kids under age 10 are free!
$ 0.00

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Lily is an artist, creator, and dreamer. Since a very young age, she has been immersed in the natural world and draws heavy inspiration from the wild. Though her medium changes frequently, Lily’s art and expression always incorporate an element of the organic and unpredictable. She got her associate in fine arts in 2023, and now volunteers at her school as a ceramic studio monitor. She hopes to open a studio of her own one day to have a place to teach and inspire others. In addition to doing commission work, Lily has been creating many graphics for The Firefly Gathering since 2019. Lily grew up in the Earthskills community from the time she was eight years old, so having the opportunity to grow and give back in so many ways has been incredibly fulfilling. No matter where she ends up, this group of people and ideas will always hold a special place in her heart.