The Two Gay Geeks received this press release from the Youth Against Prejudice Executive Director, Señor Amor, about one of the new programs they are establishing at the program. This one is the history of Hip Hop.
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Señor Amor wants to thank everyone for the response to the introduction of Youth Against Prejudice (YAP). We’re excited at the positive response and especially honored by those of you who have donated and become invested in our mission to develop programs that raise awareness, educate, inspire and activate young people to become ambassadors of change to eliminate prejudice and racism.
This week, we highlight of our “History of Hip Hop” program. The History of Hip Hop shows young adults how composers and performers of different ethnic backgrounds created the music styles – including jazz, gospel, rock and roll, soul, and funk – that led to the development of hip hop.
Participants in the program use the knowledge of the building blocks of hip hop to create original music with the assistance of a composer/producer. They learn how a variety of music styles, each created by a composer of different cultural background, were the cornerstones of the development of hip hop.
This creates an understanding that multi-racial participation in musical composition can in and of itself minimize or erase the antagonism that often serves as a foundation for prejudice itself.
If you’re interested in making a donation or learning more about our mission, please visit youthagainstprejudice.org.