“A Drop of Red Dye in Water”: Q & A with Ken Fury

Kenneth “Ken Fury” Marez Jr. (dancer) is an artist who expresses his vision in multiple disciplines, including music, poetry, photography, painting, jewelry design and hip-hop dance. As a b-boy, he has studied with and been influenced by many, including the legendary Wayne Blizz and D – Flex (The Executioners, The NYC Float Committee)  Kwikstep (“Full

“Hip-Hop is you”: Q & A with Jaci Caprice Clark

Jaci Caprice Clark is a producer, writer, vocalist, and beat maker who, in addition to writing and producing music for a wide variety of poets, vocalists and hip-hop lyricists, released her own full-length album entitled “Storms Come” (2007), as well as an EP entitled “LoveLikeWater” (2012), both of which she wrote and produced independently. She

American Music in Dakar

The history of musical interactions between the United States and Senegal goes back hundreds of years. Senegalese music, religious traditions and language were all influential on the development of African American culture (this was especially true in New Orleans, which is known to have had an especially high concentration of people of Senegalese ancestry during

Next Level Montenegro

The Next Level program has been having an incredible time with NL Team MonteBosnia (AKA The Elements Crew).  This specific program is special for a number of reasons. First, they are the only Next Level team to have 5 members, because we woudn’t dream of splitting Deena and Wandee of TruEssencia up. Second, because they