HYP was created in order to give Hamilton youth a chance to have their voices heard, as well as to expose them to the world of linguistic art. Spoken word is a chance for youth to speak their minds!! Twice a year the slam is open to all ages and everyone who competes in the slam will earn points to compete in finals and to making it on to the team!
Tarek Ajak is a Hamilton-based musician and rapper who performs under the stage name of Mother Tareka. He left Syria with his family when he was in High School during the 1990s and moved to Toronto. Tarek is a youth worker that engages immigrant youth through music and hip hop.
Eddyth Gaviria was always artistic, but until she visited a dental office for her son’s appointment, she never considered making a career of her abilities. “[…] I saw the murals in the office,” explained Gaviria, “and I [thought] ‘I want to do that.’” First trained as an artist and a publicist in The Art… Continue reading Mural artist in a new country