Open sessions every Monday, 6-9pm. Free. 300 Steeles Avenue East (Bayview & Steeles), use the upper east side doors. Good floor. Good tunes. Good vibes. Let's build our skillz and build each other up.
There are steps between writing lyrics and performing on stage. We're renting a rehearsal studio for emcees, spoken word artists, singers, and beatboxers to practice. Whether it's your skillz, a song, or a stage set, Free Practice is a space for artists to help each other improve. First Thursdays of the month at 260 Emerson Ave, 7-9pm, in the Street room.
Last year, in conjunction with Krosswerdz of Australia, we held an international, hip-hop and Christian conference called Uprock Canada. It was a time to learn about the hip-hop elements, check out a concert, and see what a life with God in hip-hop looks like. Look for this to come back during the first weekend of September!
More than learning, starting in July, we'll gather together at a bar (Goose and Firkin, 1875 Leslie St.) to discuss life and faith (but not in a what-is-going-on kinda way). Every Sunday, 7:30pm.
Taking a hiatus for the summer, on the third Saturdays of each month, a time for hip-hop to give back to others by serving meals to the marginalised in the neighbourhood. It's at 5:30-8:30pm at 789 Dovercourt Road in Toronto (entrance and free parking on the north side), which is the home of Bloor Central Salvation Army.
Life is better when not done alone (and with people who'll love you). Crew Therapy is a time to safely share about how we've been (you can pass if you want) with laughing, crying, venting, or celebrating. We'll also pray with/for each other. Keep checking back on our Instagram page for when these happen or hit us up on email for a listening ear, prayer, and/or our attempts to answer questions about God.
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