J.U.i.C.E. and the Amagezi Gemaanyi Youth Association (AGYA) facilitate an artists exchange with Open Mike Eagle (Hellfyre Club), Ras G (Brainfeeder) and Ugandan artist Mon MC to spread hip-hop culture and teach children key concepts of rap music.
1) Exchange knowledge about the musical traditions of hip-hop, both its roots in African music and the unique styles of rapping and production born in Los Angeles, paying particular attention to similarities and differences in rhythm, melody, harmony, instrumentation and content.
2) Support the growth and development of hip-hop music in Uganda through artist-led workshops for emerging hip-hop artists in Uganda, which will cover hip-hop music production and rapping
3) Collaboratively produce works of art, culminating in the production of a 4-5 track CD; and
4) Provide public benefit and experience of the arts through a live performance for the general public at the Ugandan National Theater in Kampala, Uganda, through a low-cost exhibition, a panel discussion for Los Angeles residents upon return to Los Angeles, and through free online distribution of the culminating musical works.