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Cincinnati may not be top of mind when people think of innovative hip-hop music, but some local artists are hoping to change that with "Thrive," a series that celebrates the local hip-hop scene.

THRIVE: Forward

Oct 11, 2019
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Elementz and the Taft Museum of Art celebrate the closing of the 33rd annual Duncanson Artist-in-Residence with THRIVE: Forward, an artistic evening exploring themes of life, loss and transformation through film, spoken word, and music.

Artists in attendance are Jamie-Lee Morris, Aziza Love and Ya’Ke Smith. Andy Ellis learns more from Alex Stallings, THRIVE Concert series producer, and Jamie-Lee Morris, Elementz poet.

Elementz, a Cincinnati-based urban arts organization - with the help of ArtsWave - is producing their first ever concert series for the community focused on music and spoken word from the local Hip Hop community. The series is called THRIVE - A Celebration of Hip Hop Music & Culture.

The first of these four events entitled HipART will take place Thursday, September 19 at the Woodward Theate. HipART performances will explore themes of personal growth, adulting and continuing to pursue dreams at every stage of life.

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Spoken word and poetry programs are some of the more popular offerings at Elementz, the creative arts youth center in Over the Rhine.

Dance Programs And Organizations Supported By ArtsWave

Aug 28, 2015

ArtsWave is funding some exciting and innovative dance programs in the coming year, and joining Anne Arenstein to talk about these creative and dynamic programs are Heather Hallenberg from ArtsWave and Brother Abdullah Powell from Elementz, one of the grantees.

A one-of-a-kind holiday event is happening at Memorial Hall on December 13 and 15 – it’s young people from Cincinnati Boychoir, Elementz, and the Art Academy of Cincinnati combining forces for SPARK, a performance of music, dance, poetry and visual arts. Lee Hay welcomes in Abdullah Powell from Elementz and Christopher Eanes from the Cincinnati Boychoir to preview this unique and exciting collaboration.

Celebrating 8 years of Elementz

Jun 7, 2013

It’s hard to believe, but Elementz, Cincinnati’s hip hop youth services organization, is celebrating its 8th anniversary this year. They moved into a new, larger space last year and continue to expand programs designed to keep our city’s young people safe, off the streets, and moving towards an educated, positive life. Brother Abdullah Powell, the creative director of Elementz, is in the studio with Mark Perzel to talk about the past eight years and what he sees for the organization in the coming years.

Elementz Hip-Hop Youth Center

Apr 12, 2013

It’s hard to believe, but Elementz, Cincinnati’s hip hop youth services organization, is celebrating its 8th anniversary this year. They moved into a new, larger space last year and continue to expand programs designed to keep our city’s young people safe, off the streets, and moving towards an educated, positive life. Brother Abdullah Powell, the creative director of Elementz, is in the studio with Mark Perzel to talk about the past eight years and what he sees for the organization in the coming years.