Friday, April 18, 2008

Inuit Hip Hop TV Program

There will be a TV documentary called Arctic Hip Hop on the Global television station on April 19 at 7 pm EST. Here is the synopsis:

5 days, 2 cultures, 1 beat in the remote Hamlet of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.
Capitalizing on the popularity of Hip Hop, Social Worker and longtime B-boy Stephen Leafloor has brought positive Hip Hop workshops to the north. While dancing to the beat, kids are encouraged to blend their rich, ancient culture with a modern one. Between backspins and body-waves, they discuss bullying, body image and suicide. Five days later they emerge not only better dancers, but more confident kids, who have a clearer idea of how to balance their cultural identity with modern times.

See also examples of Inuit art.

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