Hip-Hop Boot Camp 2017 Kicks Off.

The Hip-Hop Boot Camp is a multilingual intensive two-week residential workshop aimed at conveying music industry skills to talented musicians who have the potential to breakthrough and become successful in the music sector. The sessions are delivered by a variety of facilitators offering a varied programme in various aspects of the music business. The Boot Camp is organized by Bayimba Foundation with the new support from Africalia. This year’s event is taking place from Aug 28th to 9th Sept 2017 in Masindi. The exact venue will be revealed at a later date. This year, artists from across the country will be selected through an online application process that took effect early this week until the deadline 20th August. An applicant is required to email (sylvester@bayimba.org) 1 or 2 recorded songs, 2 acapella verses on different themes, a short profile and a motivational statement or letter stating why he/she would like to take part in the camp.

Participants will be taken through various sessions ranging from Uganda Hip Hop Scene: Past & Present, The Visual Aspect Of Music, Branding & Marketing, Songwriting Creative Process, Rap Ciphers, Ug Hiphop Awards: What’s their relevancy?, Introduction to Harmony/Chord Theory, Women in Ugandan Hiphop, CV & Profile Writing, Live Performance and Studio Preps, Artist Management, Career Development and Physical Exercise (compulsory). The sessions will be delivered by experienced lecturers and music industry professionals that will be revealed soon.

According to Bayimba they have  included the daily physical fitness to take the participants through different drills every day from 6AM to 6:30AM to work on their physical strength and concentration. They also have mind games that require a full participation of the participants to work together so as to help the participants to get used to the boot camp style and to be free with each other.

Furthermore, in order to nurture collaborations in song composition, the artists will be divided into groups of different cultures and backgrounds to sit together, create and share ideas. The artists will be part of the development process of the music for them to have sense of ownership. In the second week, a mobile studio will be set up temporarily in one of the rooms to prepare for the recording, with each producer on a different schedule. A 10-track audio album dubbed “Hiphop Boot Camp Music Vol. 5” will be available to the public within 3 weeks after the camp. Each participant will get CD copies while the rest will be used for promotion and media purposes.

For More Info visit Youth & Hip Hop Uganda or email sylvester@bayimba.org

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