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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Express Yourself! Support Teens Using the Power of Hip Hop at 12th Annual Performance


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Express Yourself!

Support Teens Using the Power of Hip Hop at 12th Annual Performance


RIVERDALE, MD – The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting a FREE performance featuring the poetry created by the participants of the 12th Annual Expressions: Talk Up, Not Down, 2018 poetry camp.

The week-long program aims to teach teenagers to use poetry and spoken word as a positive tool for expression. 35 County youth spent a week working with master poets: Neville Adams, Christopher Fields, Desire Johnson, Sekeithia Johnson, Karin Wilkinson, Sistah Joy, Janique Muckelvene, and visual artists, Pierre Dennis and Lillian Shaw; to prepare for the final presentation of the project entitled the Hip Hop Poetry Choir. The poems created by the youth provide a unique look into the modern teen who is dealing with many issues associated with growing up in the 21st Century.

WHAT: 12th Annual Hip Hop Poetry Choir
Saturday, July 14, from 3 PM – 4 PM
Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Road Bowie, MD 20715

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