Beats 2 Borders: Windsor

Beats 2 Borders participants experimenting with a sound mixer.

Between January 31- February 2, 2019 three Detroit-based hip hop artists traveled to Windsor, Canada as part of the Beats 2 Borders program. Beat maker Jaci Caprice Clark, dancer Haleem "Stringz" Rasul, and MC Mahogany Jones led workshops for underserved Canadian youth, specifically those who have lived in Canada for less than five years. The workshops took place at the New Canadians' Centre of Excellence (NCCE) with support from the staff, and were designed to share American hip hop culture with the students along with activities that encouraged entrepreneurial skills and conflict transformation strategies. The students showed off their new hip hop skills at a Block Party held at the historic Capitol Theatre in Windsor attended by family and friends of NCCE as well as Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto.

Project summary

Beats 2 Borders: Windsor | February 2019
Regions: Western Hemisphere
Countries: Canada
Impact Areas: Cultural Diplomacy
Program Areas: Culture