Inspiring Youth through Hip Hop – Lyrical Equations
Words by Ben Porter
Lyrical Equations is an organisation that engages with community delivering sequential learning programs. The unique group of program coordinators specialise in the elements of hip-hop culture MC-Rapping, hip-hop dance, graffiti and music making/beat production.
Throughout the programs, Lyrical Equations mentor young people by encouraging an entrepreneurial approach to their art form. By the end of the program they aim to achieve an outcome in the form of presentation or performance. Going forward they link their young people into ongoing community events which in turn continues to nurture self-development.
Lyrical Equation’s work aims to be uplifting the social and emotional well-being of our community, while also increasing the access to music, culture and art for young people. They strongly advocate for career pathways in the creative industries and have achieved some excellent outcomes to date in setting up for the leaders of our next generation. Lyrical Equations have been in action now for close to 5 years working with over 150 schools, community organisations including government and local councils Australia wide. Their programs are engaging, enthusing, empowering and exciting because they work with the most popular subculture on the planet, hip-hop. They break down a lot of the misconceptions that society has of hip-hop itself which is the fundamental key to young people finding a voice and true identity.
Coming up: Lyrical Equations is hosting hip-hop dance workshops from 10am to 11am every Saturday from the 6th of December to the 7th of February (with seasonal breaks) as part of the Brisbane City Council’s Active Parks Program, held at the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens.
Click here for more information, Lyrical Equations with the Active Parks Program.
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