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The Melanated Youth Exchange hosted by Kev Choice

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/20/2017
2:00 am - 5:00 am

Location
Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley
CA, 94702

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If Bay Area youth are any indication, the future of the arts is shining bright in Oakland! This high-energy event is dedicated to the young people leading by example through hard work, community involvement, and the tireless pursuit of their passions. Hosted by hometown hero, Kev Choice, and featuring the talents of Kidd Strobe, the Oakland School for the Arts Chamber Choir, OSA Vocal Rush, and The Women of V.I.B.E., we’ll spend the evening learning with and from the best and the brightest in The Bay! School’s out on Monday, so bring the whole family for an evening spent dancing, singing, and making friends!

 

6pm – Doors Open/Youth Networking (with curated music playing)
6:30pm – Host Intro and Purpose of Event and Series (A rep from TPP & Ashkenaz talk about BHM programming)
6:45pm – Kid Strobe (Turf Dancer presentation)
6:55pm – Robert Trujillio (Black Illustrator and self published Author Intro)(*)
7:00pm – OSA Vocal Rush – reknowned A Capella group from Oakland School for the Arts. Three-time ICHSA Champions
7:30pm – The Women of V.I.B.E. – soulful social-justice-rooted performing and vocal ensemble comprised of five women of color.
7:50pm – OSA Chamber Choir
8:05-9pm – Kev Choice will perform a full band set blend of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul, Trap, & more with a powerful message.

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