The celebrated Hip Hop duo CuzCo is comprised of Indigenous hip-hop poet Wire MC and Argentinean born rapper Choo Choo. CuzCo will be joining the 2010 Somerset Writers’ Festival, conducting two 45 minute sessions during which they will perform some of their own hip hop compositions.
Wire MC and Choo Choo have performed across Australia and overseas, rhyming over original beats and pushing their message of ‘Freedom Before Peace’. Through their programmes and appearances, CuzCo engages children and young people in creating narratives about their lives through a learning process that uses social and environmental conditions that young people experience in their own communities.
CuzCo Extended Hip Hop Workshop
(for students aged 8 to 12 years)
Wire MC and Choo Choo will also conduct an extended workshop where their main focus will be on the five elements of hip hop – rapping, DJing, beat-boxing, break dancing and graffiti art. As part of this workshop participants will write and record their own Hip Hop songs and poems.
Day: Friday 19 March
Time: 9.15am to 2.30pm
Tickets: $15.00 each
Session Number: 318
Join CuzCo for their creative sessions on a different sort of writing!“Hip-hop is really a voice of the community, of the area. It helps you represent where you're from. It teaches you self-knowledge and self-awareness.”
- Wire MC