Laleyna “Amore” Gomex (DJ) is a DJ, producer, and AV consultant in Harlem, New York. She has expertise with a variety of analog and digital musical equipment and shares her expertise as a Serato DJ instructor and a teacher in public and private NYC schools. When no teaching, Laleyna co-owns a Harlem production company called “Intlx Productions” and does AV consulting for various New York City venues.
Kareem “Bboy Kareem” Gwinn (Dancer) has a 20-year career of dancing and is known for his creative power moves. He is experienced with breakdancing battles and challenging competitions, and has already battled some of the best B-Boys in the world. Along with winning some major competitions, Kareem has also performed for Cirque Du Soleil for 4 years. His goal is to show the world his talents and to inspire anyone to do what they love.
Angelique “Giddy Perez” Perez (MC) is an international touring spoken-word poet, MC, beatboxer, and teaching artist originally from Brooklyn and now working in Tampa, Florida. In 2016 she was a Cultural Ambassador for the United States and a Spoken Word Immersion Grant recipient. She believes in the power of youth and is a Program Director for Slam Camp at Indiana University, an annual writing summer camp for high school students.
David “Chino” Villorente (Graffiti Artist) is a graffiti artist and has written and edited for several graffiti-focused publications in and around New York City. This has included an 11-year period as editor for the “Bomb Shelter” and “Graf Flix” graffiti features in The Source magazine and numerous shows and speaking engagements to share his knowledge of graffiti culture. He has also co-authored a book about New York’s subway graffiti art called “Mascots and Mugs”, as well as co-authoring the “Piecebook” graffiti art book series: “Piecebook”, “Piecebook Reloaded”, and “World Piecebook”.
Kane “Novakane” Smego (MC) is an international touring spoken word poet and hip hop artist, educator, and former artistic director of a youth arts nonprofit. He will serve as the site manager for Team Morocco. He has performed and led programs all across the U.S. and on five continents, as well as instructed a course on Spoken Word and Oral History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He was featured on Grammy award-winner King Mez’s debut album, My Everlasting Zeal, alongside such accomplished artists as J. Cole and Soundtrakk, and recently made the Spotify Viral Top 50 featured on the record “North Cack” with fellow Next Level artist G Yamazawa. A native of Durham, NC, Novakane currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. First traveling as an MC with Next Level Zimbabwe, Kane returned to serve as the Site Manager for residencies in Thailand, Brazil, and Morocco.
- Team Dominican Republic
- Team Guatemala
- Team Jerusalem
- Team Nigeria
- Team Philippines
- Team Turkey
- Team Uzbekistan