Student Speaks: Lyricist Loft

In this webisode, we check out what the students are performing at Lyricist Loft, a weekly spoken word and media performance event at the YOUmedia space.

Using YOUmedia’s digital recording tools, students have learned music production, including composition, lyric writing and how to download and remix music and put their words over beats. They’ve also learned how to shoot original video and more about spoken word and hip-hop fromHawkins, who leads after-school and summer workshops.

The Loft grew out of the teens’ desire to have their own performance area where they could showcase their work. The YOUmedia space, already equipped with laptops, mics, and digital video and audio recording capabilities, was the perfect venue.

You can find more info here, and this week come through the lyricist loft wednesday if you live in the chicago area.  Enjoy.

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