A Hip-Hop Social & Eco Empowerment Initiative
Kuumba Lynx has developed seven ongoing projects that will emphasize sustainable development, eco literacy, and community empowerment. Click here to read about our strategy.
The SO FRESH & SO GREEN strategy includes integrated arts and social/eco-education programs that seek to inspire young people and their families to establish a needed voice in Chicago’s “green movement.” This initiative emphasizes social equity, urban green literacy and capturing the spirit and appreciation for life and the Earth.
Life is Living
In Partnership with The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Fest and Youth Speak INC., each July, an all day eco & social justice arts fest will be presented.
Greening of Clarendon Park
Kuumba Lynx in association with The Clarendon Park Advisory Council, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and local supporters are working towards the greening & sustainability of Clarendon Park’s proposed Performing Arts Facility.
Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble (KLPE) presents “SPROUT”
(Spitting Powerful Rhymes Organically Unleashing Truth)
Thursday March 25th 10:30am & Friday March 26th 7pm
Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson, Novar Theatre rm. 3426
An eco - conscious Hip-Hop Theater and CD production
FootworKINGz “Take Flight” DVD Release Celebration
Stop The Violence and "Take Flight”! The first DVD bringing Chicago's footwork dance and music culture to the world! FootworKINGz (FWK) is the professional touring dance company of Kuumba Lynx. Established in 2007 by KL Co-Founder Leida "Lady Sol" Villegas, FWK is dedicated to presenting, teaching, and preserving Chicago's style of "footwork." This fast and furious, lower-body form emerged out of the city's underground House music culture in the late 80's. Since their inception, FWK members have appeared alongside Ellen Degeneres, Missy Elliott, and on Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" World Tour 08-09. To book a show: email@example.com www.footworkingz.com
Open Mindz: A Community Effort to End Chicago Youth Violence
WENDY's Open Mindz Open Mic/ Writers Bench January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13. Located at 5610 N. Western Ave.
In partnership with Alternative's Connect Force, Multi-Cultural Youth Project, and Kuumba Lynx, these Hip Hop events aim to humanize our youth, embrace our stories, and take back our blocks!
December 11th 6pm-9pm
The School of the Art Institute
An evening of interactive Hip Hop games, art exhibitions and live performances presented by KL citywide program participants
1/2 Pint Poetics(HPP)
May 2011 Location TBA
In partnership with City Colleges, The University of Illinois at Chicago, CPS Office of Arts Education, and Chicago Youth Initiating Change, Kuumba Lynx will present HPP, an annual social & environmental justice poetry slam for youth ages 8 to 14.