Kevin “DJ Kevie-Kev Rockwell” Carson (DJ) Is a Harlem-based DJ that was been performing since the early 1980s. In 1982, Kevin was invited to work on the soundtrack for one of the very first Hip Hop films: “Wild Style”. Along with constant performing in a variety of groups, he is the DJ for “Video Music Box” and its spin-off “16 BARS”. His contributions to the Harlem community has earned him a number of awards, including recognition in “The Hip Hop Expression of Black History” from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In 2018, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal gave Kevin a Certificate of Recognition at the Annual Hip Hop Expression of Black History. Kevin continues to engage with the world of Hip Hop to DJ for a number of venues throughout the tri-state area.

 

Jessie “DJ Nebraska” Davis (DJ) is a practicing DJ in New York City. She performs a variety of genres for a number of different venue spaces, and her prowess has taken her around the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and Central America.

 

Rizqi Rachmat (Dancer) is an Indonesian-American Hip Hop dance educator, choreographer, and researcher. He is a founding member and artistic director of Urban Artistry, an international urban arts culture and education project based in Washington, DC. Rizqi has extensive experience in directing dance and Hip Hop theater productions and gaining competitive hip-hop and world Wushu championship titles. His movement expertise involves hip hop freestyle/choreography and a fusion of traditional Chinese martial arts. His work and artistic portfolio explore the cultivation of urban dance culture and the intersections of data arts, civil society, and conflict resolution. He is mentored by Next Level superstar Junious “House” Brickhouse.

 

Joshua “Rowdy” Rowsey (MC) is an underground North Carolina recording artist, actor/improviser, and writer who has been featured on NPR, DJ Booth, and Indy Week. Joshua is a founding member of the national hip hop collective “No9to5 Music”. He initiated the UNC-Chapel Hill cypher, which was nominated for an Indy Week award for best place to listen to Hip Hop in the Triangle. Rowsey has shared the stage with a number of internationally acclaimed recording artists, and has made it his mission to cultivate a thriving hip-hop culture in North Carolina.

 

Junious “House” Brickhouse (Dancer) is the Next Level Associate Director and an internationally-renowned, award-winning urban dance educator, choreographer, community leader, and cultural preservationist. He will serve as the site manager for Team Egypt. House is from Virginia Beach, VA with over 30 years of performance experience on stages from Oakland, California to Helsinki, Finland to Durban, South Africa. As a scholar and practitioner, he uses an experiential approach to teach urban dance at colleges and universities. A citizen folklorist, House also conducts independent research the cultural traditions that have influenced urban dance culture. Based in Washington, DC, House furthers his global mission through teaching, lecturing, performing, promoting conflict resolution, and producing events for Urban Artistry, Inc.