Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Hip-Hop the Right Move

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Hip-Hop the Right Move

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PAUL APPELKAMP

News@northernstar.com.au

hip-hop HISTORY

Hip-hop was derived from African-American performers in the late 1970s.

aHipa means acurrenta and ahopa is short for ahoppinga.

An interactive workshop was held at Kadina High School yesterday.

A workshop will be held at Byron Community Primary School today.

A HIGH-ENERGY hip-hop program is touring the Northern Rivers and inspiring kids to reach their full potential.

Melbourne-based Indigenous Hip-Hop Projects runs interactive music and dance workshops that teach young people about mental health, physical health, nutrition, education and employment.

In a Kadina High School workshop yesterday, students tackled some extreme dance moves while being inspired by wise words from workshop co-ordinator and company co-director, Michael Farah.

aDon't be afraid to be strong, stand up and do something different from everyone else,a he told the crowd.

Company manager Rajee Henderson said kids respond well to hip-hop because it has no rules. …

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