On Saturday, January 18th, during our regular weekly MacArthur Park sessions, J.U.i.C.E. was lucky and blessed enough to have a slew of producers come from all across California by way of Today’s Future Sound (http://www.todaysfuturesound.org). With an assortment of styles, techniques and experience, J.U.i.C.E. music production workshop participants were treated to some stellar auditory art as well as a good dose of new lessons learned. All around, it was a good fun experience for all involved.
“Deck the Halls with Books and Hip-Hop!”
Celebrating another wonderful year of programming, J.U.i.C.E. participants and supporters gathered at The Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles for an evening of food, music and holiday cheer!
J.U.i.C.E. was able to hit its target goal and successfully raised thousands of dollars at the event. Thanks to all those that attended the event, J.U.i.C.E. was able to take crucial steps in securing funding to continue our weekly core programming in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles. Special “Thank You”s go out to Andres Ruiz for the wonderful catered food, to DJ Kenzo for the groovy laid-back tunes and to the wonderful hosting provided by The Last Bookstore.
It was definitely a night to remember.
A student reporter from California State University, Northridge came to JUiCE in MacArthur Park earlier this month and chatted with some of our participants and staff about our program.
Check out the interview in its entirety below!
During our regular weekly session this past Saturday at the MacArthur Park Rec Center, emcees, graffers, DJs, B-boys and B-girls all came together in support of the survivors in The Philippines that were affected by the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. In a long tradition of putting our resources together in aid of natural disaster victims, J.U.i.C.E. collected donations of money, food, first aid supplies, and clothes and later gave them to an agency that delivered the supplies where they were needed most.
This past Sunday, the bandshell in MacArthur Park was rocking with the good vibes of true-school Hip-Hop as West Coast legends and pioneers came out to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Radiotron, the first place for Hip-Hop in Los Angeles. B-boys and b-girls from J.U.i.C.E. joined in the festivities and represented the present-day flavor with an on-stage dance performance that brought down the house and got the party started. Shout-outs to Lil’ Cesar, Carmelo Alvarez and so many more folks that helped pave the way for Hip-Hop in the City of Angels. And, here’s to 30 more years to the legacy and work that is Radiotron.
A JUiCE event to showcase the amazing work of young artists and participants in the community through the Hip-Hop arts.
There are great things that take place here every Saturday between 12-4 at MacArthur Park Community Center. This Saturday the 25th.
From 1-3 and is free to all. Doors open from 12-4.
During our weekly session at MacArthur Park, JUiCE fam took some time out to reflect and remember on one of the most beloved figures in the West Coast B-Boy/B-Girl community. B-Boy Kujo’s testimony was particularly inspiring and moving. As many stories that were told of his skill as a dancer, there were stories shared about how large his heart was and how good and strong of a person he truly was. It was evident from the outpouring of love and affection that Gerald has meant a lot to all of us and he will truly be missed.
Rest in Peace, B-Boy Gerald.