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Summer Hip-Hop Students from McNally and MacPhail Go Live!

Call it a Hip-Hop Commencement. Students from two prominent Twin Cities’ music schools who learned all aspects of Hip-Hop over the summer will combine forces for a special free concert at Antonello Hall at MacPhail Center for Music September 9 at 7:00 p.m (501 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401, 612 321-0100: Get directions )

Onstage action will feature kids and young adults from the respective Hip-Hop camps held in June and August at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul and MacPhail in Minneapolis. Emcee techniques, beat boxing, lyric writing and more were taught during hands-on summer courses at both schools. Now students from the camps will show what they’ve got at the upcoming concert.

During McNally Smith’s Hip-Hop camp June 26 to July 1, 36 students ages 13-21 studied hip-hop production, hip-hop performance, and the music business. The only music college in the country to offer a diploma program in Hip-Hop, the summer workshop Instructors included Sean “Twinkie Jiggles” McPherson, Brandon and Zach Bagaason, Toki Wright from the acclaimed Rhymesayers label, Frank Sentwali, and Joseph Mabbott.

MacPhail’s Hip-Hop Camp, held Aug. 23-17, showed 16 students ages 12-17 beat making, lyric writing, stage presence, mic technique and beat boxing. Instructors included Desdamona, TruthMaze, Tish Jones and Carnage. That camp concluded with a final performance at the historic Capri Theater in north Minneapolis where Prince performed his debut concert back in the day. For more information about the concert call MacPhail at 612.321.0100.

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