01.23.2020 • Earlier this month, I had the honor of leading the digital storytelling workshop at These Are The Breaks; PATH’s fully immersive week-long visual, performing and digital arts learning experience for Miami’s talented young creatives. This year’s theme was Food + Water + Shelter, which allowed participants to creatively identify the opportunities and challenges present in their communities via a series of lectures, workshops and field trips throughout Miami. The 2019/2020 mentor line up featured: Music Production/Recording with Andrews “NONMS” Mujica and Anthony “Tonik” Reyes Rap/Songwriting/Recording with MECCA aka GRIMO and Yoli Mayor Bboy/Bgirl/Hip Hop Dance with Andrews “NONMS” Mujica and Alfredo “Bboy Lego” Sotelo Urban Art with MECS Digital Storytelling with George R. Mercado PATH is a Miami-based 501 (3)c nonprofit organization dedicated to challenging the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hip Hop culture by helping the youth build skills that are useful in school, the streets and the future. Please check them out at www.pathtohiphop.org for more info.
These images were taken at the Arsht Center’s 305 Hip Hop show, a community event to kick off the 12th season of their Family Fest series. It’s a celebration of the creative elements of hip-hop culture: DJ’ing, rapping, graffiti writing and break dancing featuring Miami’s own Flipside Kings, Daniel “Krave” Fila, Sekajipo, Maxx Millanova, Kapital Stone, Kyriq, PATH youth, DJ Fielo and more. Arsht Center PATH Flipside Kings BBoy Lego Supah Mario BBoyCRX Samm Lugo Daniel “Krave” Fila Jay “Remote” Bellicchi Sekajipo Maxx Millanova Kaptial Stone DJ Fielo Kyriq
2018.11.08 | The Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, PATH to Hip Hop and Catalyst: Miami present a masterclass in the art of b-boying, featuring the international dance crew ILL-Abilities (B-Boys Lazylegz, Kujo, Samuka, Checho, Redo and Krops) at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium.
PATH is a Miami-based 501(c )3 organization that uses Hip Hop culture to advance scholarship, community involvement, leadership and entrepreneurship in underserved communities throughout Dade county. From the PATH website: PATH, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We are South Florida’s pioneering Hip hop education organization specializing in history, philosophy and the 5 main elements of Hip Hop (DJing, MCing, B-boy/girling, Urban Art & Knowledge). Our work challenges the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hip hop culture. In 2008, The PATH HipHop Summer Academy was presented by Miami Light Project in partnership with Scratch DJ Academy. Teens from all over South Florida connected to learn, create, heal, serve and build lifelong relationships across generations. Since then, we have worked with community partners to train the next generation of Hip Hop artists, leaders, scholars and entrepreneurs in schools, community centers, treatment facilities and the streets. With generous support from public and private donors, the PATH Hip Hop Academy has expanded to include Spring, Summer and Winter programs. Youth ages 13-19 learn creative, technical and entrepreneurial skills directly from Hip Hop industry professionals, practitioners and pioneers. In addition to the 5 main elements of Hip […]
PATH is a Miami-based 501(c )3 organization that uses Hip Hop culture to advance scholarship, community involvement, leadership and entrepreneurship in underserved communities. PATH’s Closing Cypher is an interactive Hip Hop showcase that features music, dance, art and social commentary about life in the early 90’s, and it closes out their summer session. The production is co-written and performed by the PATH Hip Hop Summer Academy youth and staff, with guidance from Teo Castellanos. This year included performances by Hakim Green (Channel Live), and Mecca aka Grimo.