B-Boy Kujo Interviewed in Brazilian Press

*Read the original Portuguese version here* Translation: Tell me Something I don’t know (Name of the Column) “Not hearing the music gives freedom to the movements” The American choreographer visited Brasil with the Next Level Project, that uses music to promote exchange and overcoming differences  “I’m 40 years old, born and raised in Los Angeles.

Building bridges through hip-hop

The Bangladesh chapter of Next Level, a cultural exchange programme of USA, was launched on Saturday evening at EMK Center, Dhaka. US Ambassador to Bangladesh, Dan W. Mozena officially launched Next Level, which includes a two-week workshop on hip-hop music and dance. read full article: Building bridges through hip-hop

Beginning of A New Era in Hip Hop

Next Level is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the University of North Carolina’s Department of Music that promotes international cultural exchange and conflict resolution through hip-hop music and dance. Next Level hip hop music and dance performance took place on November 17 at BSA to experience hip hop in Dhaka.

Hip-hop culture finds ‘Next Level’ in Bangladesh

Singer, songwriter and beatmaker JocElyn ellis and professional DJ Andre “A-Minor” Barden recently traveled to Bangladesh to teach hip-hop. On Nov. 4, the two went to the country as part of Next Level, an international cultural exchange initiative created by UNC Chapel Hill’s music professor Mark Katz. read full article: Hip-hop culture finds ‘Next Level’ in Bangladesh

State Department, UNC Turn to Hip-Hop to Bring World Closer

With battles, braggadocio and bravado being the norm within hip–hop—the world–famous American art form and subculture that includes rapping, deejaying, breakdancing and graffiti—diplomacy has to be one of the last things that comes to mind. Beef—a common rap term for conflict and that can often be deadly—has to be one of the first. Which is what makes Next Level — a small but

Bringing “Hip-Hop Diplomacy” To NC

Six international artists in North Carolina this week demonstrate that international diplomacy can come in many different forms. While many may imagine diplomats wearing business suits and sitting in conference rooms, these artists paint a drastically different picture. read full article: Bringing “Hip-Hop Diplomacy” To NC