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JUiCE Presents Venice – Travel Through Hip Hop Culture

B-boy Saewl plays Jay, who pursues his dreams of travel through Hip Hop culture. Directed by Ramy Casicas. Cinematography by Jason Leibsla.

Filmed during a Saturday session at JUiCE. The artistic synergy between creativity and environment allowed for this beautiful piece to flourish.

 

JUiCE Hip Hop Dance Festival – August 22, 2014

Celebrating its 6th year at the Ford on August 22, the J.U.i.C.E. Hip Hop Dance Festival brings together b-boys and b-girls, MCs rocking the mic and a live DJ set by DJ Kenzo. We can get down with that. B-boys and b-girls of the world unite! Click Here and buy your tickets now!

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BBOY + BGIRL Foundation Workshop by BBOY GUILLOTINE

JUICE Workshop 7-13 and 7-20 2013

Presented by JUICE…. Free from 1-2…..July 13th & 20th 2013….Free Open Session 12-4PM every Saturday at MacArthur Park Recreation Center on the 2nd Floor…. 2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90057

JUICE ALL STARS SHOWCASE AND JAM

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.

JUiCE ALL STARS FLYER May 25, 2013

JUICE Promovideo

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Come see what JUICE is like. Every Saturday from 12-4 pm. It’s free to the public.

J.U.i.C.E presents “Kampala Blackouts” by Ras G, Open Mike Eagle, and Mon MC (Free D/L)

Recorded in Kampala Uganda in May of 2012. Watch the mini-doc to get a peek into the creation of the project. Then stream or download the music for free!

http://www.mediafire.com/?5envxeqxz95ub4u

The Kampala Blackouts EP was recorded over a two-week span in Kampala, Uganda in May of 2012. Featuring Los Angeles-based beatmaker and Brainfeeder recording artist, Ras G, and Los-Angeles-based Hellfyre Club recording artist, Open Mike Eagle, along with Ugandan rapper Mon MC, this project is the result of an international hip-hop exchange program between hip-hop non-profit J.U.i.C.E. (Justice by Uniting in Creative Energy) and AGYA (Amagezi Gemaanyi Youth Association), an NGO in Kampala, Uganda. * this project is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

 

Track Listing

  1. Let it Go
  2. Can’t Hide
  3. Constant and Hopeful
  4. AGYA House
  5. The Good Guys

* All tracks produced by Ras G

* All tracks feature Open Mike Eagle and Mon MC + various MCs from Kampala, Uganda

* All tracks recorded in Kampala, Uganda by Samuel Bissaso at Blacksmith Records (Kampala, Uganda)

* All tracks are the property of J.U.i.C.E. and licensed for free download

 

Artist Bios

http://mikeeagle.net/

A veteran of countless cyphers and shows, Open Mike Eagle comes from the storied Los Angeles MC proving ground the Project Blowed. Also a J.U.i.C.E. alum, Open Mike has developed a professional recording and performing career with a bright future. Recently, Michael Eagle has traveled nationally and internationally while releasing two critically acclaimed albums in the last three years: his debut albumUnapologetic Art Rap (Mush Records) and the follow-up, Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes (Hellfyre Club).with the release of these two albums, Open Mike has launched onto the underground hip-hop scene in the states and beyond. With a unique flow and delivery, highly skilled word consturction, and the ability to consturct intelligent, but accessible rhyme schemes that cover topics other rappers dream about, Open Mike Eagle is set to take his career, and your perception, to new heights.

http://www.myspace.com/rasg

Ras G has been a fixture in the Los Angeles hip-hop scene since the early 1990’s.  Ras G’s unique production style uses spacey innovative rhythms, grimey drums, and sounds that create a his instantly recognizable sonic assault. Having toured the globe and released albums on several tastemaker labels, including Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder, Ras G is making an impact on the development of hip-hop globally through his many releases. His album Ghetto Sci-fi, produced under the moniker Ras G and the Afrikan Space Program, is an “an analysis of what came before us as told through sounds from the future” and exemplifies this proposed international exchange. Ras G looks forward to continuing his tradition of pushing the envelope to further hip-hop music as we know it.

http://www.reverbnation.com/monmc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rapping for over ten years and performing at over 500 live shows, Simon Ssemwogerere aka Mon MC, is a 26-year old professional rap emcee from Kampala, Uganda. Rapping exclusively in his native tongue, Luganda, and infusing traditional African musicology into his style, Mon MC believes that rap music is the best way that he can educate the global community about issues facing people in Uganda. With songs likeIt’s Never Too Late To Fight AIDS, which was inspired by Mon MC’s mother who lost her battle with HIV/AIDS, Mon MC’s music is truly educational, uplifting and inspirational. Mon MC is the first Ugandan rap artist to have a music video featured on Black Entertainment Television (BET). In 2008, Mon MC was nominated for a Uganda Buzz Award for “Best Hip-Hop Single.” Mon MC is currently a guest lecturer on hip-hop performance and technique at the Amagezi Gemaanyi Youth Association (AGYA) as part of the “Recording Our Dreams” Studio Project.

The international hip-hop exchange project had four distinct goals:

1) Exchange knowledge about the musical traditions of hip-hop, both its roots in African music and the unique styles of rapping and production born in Los Angeles, paying particular attention to similarities and differences in rhythm, melody, harmony, instrumentation and content.

2) Support the growth and development of hip-hop music in Uganda through artist-led workshops for emerging hip-hop artists in Uganda, which will cover hip-hop music production and rapping

3) Collaboratively produce works of art, culminating in the production of a 4-5 track project; and

4) Provide public benefit and experience of the arts through free distribution of the works

 

 

J.U.i.C.E. would like to thank everyone involved in making this project. Thank you to Divinity Motavu for making this happen. Shout out to Amaka Okechuwku for making the connection between J.U.i.C.E. and AGYA. To the Board at J.U.i.C.E.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUiCE Hip-Hop Los Angeles - Logo White

5th Annual J.U.i.C.E. Hip-Hop Dance Festival – Call For Work

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Hip Hop Dance Festival
CALL FOR WORK
Deadline for submission:June 1st, 2012
 
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:
The J.U.i.C.E. Hip Hop Dance Festival is an annual showcase of cutting-edge street dance theater choreography and hip hop culture produced by Emiko Sugiyama and J.U.i.C.E. at the outdoor, 1241-seat Ford Amphitheatre. It will take place on Sat. Sep. 22nd, 2012.
 
JHHDF unites the rhythmic virtuosity and extreme physicality of street dance to “expand [hip hop’s] creative horizons” (Lewis Segal, L.A. Times).  Producer / Artistic Director Emiko Sugiyama brings LA’s freshest street dance choreographers to the stage to celebrate and to reinvent hip hop culture. 
 
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
JHHDF is looking for street dance-based choreography that captures the essence of the hip hop and pushes the boundaries of creativity. We highly encourage the submission of multi-media performances that overlap street dance with live music, visual art, poetry, and theatre. Proposals should address how the artist plans to creatively take advantage of the particular features of the unique, bi-level, outdoor Ford Amphitheatre stage. Pieces should be between 5 – 8 minutes long.
 
For a map of the Ford Amphitheatre stage go to: www.FordAmphitheater.com Click on the “Rent and Tech” menu, select “Tech info”, then click on Ford 2009 REP PLOT and scroll down to view the stage map.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
All performers must be available for tech rehearsal on Sep. 19th and Dress rehearsal on Sep. 20th.  Music for each piece, as well as backdrop and projected artwork must be submitted to J.U.I.C.E one month before the show. Performers must have the rights to the music and images they provide. Performers must also provide bios and photos for JHHDF marketing materials.
 
WHAT WE OFFER:
Each selected performing group will receive a stipend to be determined based on the number of performers, particular needs of the piece, and festival budget.  Performing groups will be listed in the press release, radio announcements, and J.U.i.C.E. website.
 
 
To download the submission form www.RampartJuice.com
 
Applications must include
  • Completed submission form
  • Resumé
  • Photo of the performers
  • DVD / youtube link of the finished dance piece, or performance. (the piece you submit will be the piece you are going to present at JHHDF. Please don’t send us sample work.) We are not returning DVD after our review.
Applications materials must be RECEIVED by Friday June 1st, 2012.  Applicants will be notified of decisions second week of June by email.  Please mail applications to:
 
J.U.I.C.E Hip Hop Dance Festival    Or  email all the materials to emikojhhdf@gmail.com
Attn: Emiko Sugiyama
2209 N. Boradway #B
Los Angeles, CA 90031
 
QUESTIONS? Contact Emiko Sugiyama: emikojhhdf@gmail.com
 
 
JUiCE Los Angeles Hip-Hop - Open Mike Eagle - Ras G

JUICE Presents WARHORN Featuring Ras G & Open Mike Eagle

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Live version of "Warhorn" by Ras G and Open Mike Eagle /////// Check out how you can support the completion of their project, to be recorded in Kampala, Uganda in May 2012 here: //////http://www.stayclassy.org/events/juice-intl-hip-hop-artist-exchange-w/agya-ug… ///////

** FREE DOWNLOAD of WARHORN HERE: http://soundcloud.com/open-mike-eagle/ras-g-open-mike-eagle-warhorn **

The Project

J.U.i.C.E., a non-profit hip-hop arts organization in Los Angeles (www.rampartjuice.com), is proud to announce that we are partnering with Amagezi Germanyi Youth Association (AGYA) on an international hip-hop artist exchange program that will bring Los Angeles-based MC Open Mike Eagle, and Los Angeles-based beatmaker and Brainfeeder recording artist, Ras G, to work with Ugandan rapper Mon MC, youth artists, and other local musicians in Uganda for three weeks in May of 2012. 

For more info on AGYA: amagezigemaanyi.blogspot.com/