School Music

“Find Our Way” Student Celebration

R.H.Y.M.E X LRYOH “You shouldn’t let fear stand in the way of what you want to do.”- Demetrius (Youth participant) On May 5th, 2022 students who wrote and produced the song “Find Our Way” as part of the R.H.Y.M.E x LRYOH winter music and mentoring project came together with family and friends to see their…

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“Find Our Way”

R.H.Y.M.E X LRYOH R.H.Y.M.E (Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel) winter music and mentoring program in collaboration with LRYOH The Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub. Participants worked together to tackle serious issues such as the pandemic and gun violence to collaboratively write and record a heartfelt song titled “Find Our Way.” In addition to recording an original…

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Artist of the Month: Rob Ayala

March may have come and gone, but we wanted to take a moment to celebrate someone who has gone above and beyond throughout the month — the one and only, Rob Ayala! Coming through with his beats and artwork, Rob has been doing incredible work in and out of the classroom. He is currently serving…

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Books, Beats, & Bars: Jackie Robinson

R.H.Y.M.E x The Point CDC x Bronx Arts Elementary Rhymes help young minds excel 2022 Winter music and mentoring program in collaboration with The Point CDC and Bronx Arts Elementary. 2nd grade scholars met with Thrive Collective teaching artist, Randy Mason twice a week for 12 weeks as part of the R.H.Y.M.E Books Beats &…

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Books, Beats & Bars: DJ Kool Herc

R.H.Y.M.E x The Point CDC x Bronx Arts Elementary In February of 2022 Bronx Arts Elementary 5th grade scholars met with Thrive Collective teaching artist, Randy Mason twice a week for several weeks as part of the R.H.Y.M.E Books Beats & Bars Hip Hop songwriting program. During Black History Month students learned about DJ Kool…

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Thrive x Red Bull BC One

Grateful to see some of the Homecoming Week murals featured in this story by WPIX11 about the upcoming 2022 Red Bull BC One World Breakdancing Championships. The canvas murals are being temporarily exhibited at the Universal Hip Hop Museum‘s pop up space, and will be digitized for a virtual exhibition while the Museum’s permanent facility…

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“Believers” by Bronx Arts Elementary

Bronx youth are still making Hip Hop happen in the Bronx. Hip Hop began in the 70’s as a youth movement in the Bronx. Today Bronx youth continue to contribute to the art form and culture both as students and practitioners. Check out “Believers,” our latest song and music video featuring Bronx R.H.Y.M.E (Rhymes help…

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It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC

IT’S TIME FOR HIP HOP IN NYC 💥 Tickets are free and backstage passes are available. The musical lineups for each NYC Homecoming Week borough concert are epic. So too is the Live Art lineup, produced by Thrive Collective. Join us. ➡️ for details and FREE tickets.

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NYC Homecoming Week

Mayor de Blasio and Rocky Bucano Announce “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” Free Concerts to be Held During NYC Homecoming Week, August 14-22 July 29, 2021 Concerts to air exclusively on Twitch channel Behind The Rhyme Concerts will include live graffiti, temporary art installations produced with Thrive Collective “Hip Hop embodies the creative…

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HeART Beat Online 2021

Stream Live 👆 Celebrate the achievements of Queens public school students who participated in Art a Catalyst for Change in 2021 with the HeART Beat Online Festival. HeART Beat provides an interactive, online arts experience featuring the five elements of hip hop. Watch live via Youtube on Thursday, June 17 at 1pm, or on replay…

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