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Rasheed Jamal

in Portland, OR

Rapper & Poet

PRESENTED ON JUN 13, 2017
IN PORTLAND OR @ VOL 23

Central Arkansas native Rasheed Jamal follows up with his new project, SANKOFA. A title that signifies learning from past mistakes and never forgetting where you come from. The anticipated project precedes the release of 22 Grams. An "extremely personal project that may never see the light of day" he explains. Good for him he has much to write about.   

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Crossover Rap Funk Hop

BY LINKSABBIEG A
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 27, 2014

What happens if you mix up PechaKucha with "Crossover Rap Funk Hop" from Vorarlberg? The guys from the band LinksabbiegA thought it’s time to give it a try. They tell us the story of their band and give us a taste of the music they create. (In German)

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A Yemeni Female Rapper

BY AMANI YAHYA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 22, 2014

In her native Arabic and a bit of English, female Yemeni rapper Amani Yahya shares the trials and triumphs of pursuing her art against all odds. She speaks about the support and encouragement she’s received from her friends and community, her rap style, and how she’s challenged cultural norms to do what she loves.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 24, 2014.

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D.I.Y Music Hero

BY MUHAMMAD AMRULLAH
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 23, 2014

As a rapper, Muhammad Amrullah or mostly known as KOJEK, feels concerned that children nowadays has no age-appropriate music to sing along to. This is what motivates him to initiate 'Si Kecil Untuk Bangsa Yang Besar' (SKUBYB) project, where he teaches underpriviledged children to create their own music through freestyle rap. His dream is to encourage and produced more songs for children all across the nation, so that children can also found their confidence throughout music.

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Battle Rap - a History of Ritual Profanity

BY RORY STOBO
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 25, 2015

Did you know that ritual profanity is as old as the hills? Well Rory Stobo does and he practices it in his spare time. Commonly known as Battle Rap, Rory explains what happens during contests, how rappers win and where this gritty, punchy and exhilarating art form is going. 

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Rhymes, Beats and Lifestyle

BY ZED PEACE
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 24, 2016

Rapper Zed Peace shares his whirl in music, starting from when his crew 'Made It', after having been signed on by a record label only to realise that when we take things for granted, we're bound to make mistakes.  He turned his back on music, but not for long.  2016 marks his comeback with a vengence and vision.

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Hip Hop Hooray

BY JON TORRENS
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 13, 2016

Jon Torrens shares useful strategies that he's learnt from listening to rap music. From Big Daddy Kane to Eminem, there are vital lessons to be learnt, in terms of motivation and creativity.

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Musical Performance

BY MAY ARDEN
@ VOL 23 ON JUN 13, 2017

Classically trained opera singer and music historian, May Arden joins us for a special PechaKucha live performance.

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Sex: Wants, Needs, and Desires

BY AMORY JANE
@ VOL 23 ON JUN 13, 2017

Sex Educator, Amory Jane, will be talking about needs versus desires as they relate to sex and intimacy. She'll discuss libido, different styles of desire (e.g. spontaneous and responsive), and whether or not there is really a sex drive (and if sex can be considered a need). This presentation goes beyond the classic research, and includes the most up to date science on human sexuality, along with fascinating info from Emily Nagoski's best-selling book Come As You Are.

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Metal music

BY UNENKHUU UMBANYAMBA
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 06, 2018

Uugii is a founder and chief organizer of Mongolian first metal music festival "Noise".