Heal the Hood and Black Noise founder and judge on ETV’s Step Up or Step Out, Emile YX? is currently undertaking a mammoth effort to raise R200 000. The heavy handed task follows the good news that his Mixed Mense (aka Heal The Hood Projects Practical School) has been invited to perform in Capitol Hill, Washington DC.[one_half last=”no”]
To make the dream become a reality Emile YX? has turned to doing shows in lounges and drive-ways for 20 people at R100 each. The goal is to do 100 shows at R2000 to make their final goal. In addition to approaching international sponsors, they’re also trying to ease the load with special appearances, motivational talks, teaching break-dance, popping, traditional dance styles mixed with hip-hop classes and doing shows at schools and community events to raise the money.
You can help by booking 1 of 100 performances Mixed Mense plan to do with Emile YX? to raise R200 000 to pay for the journey.
Anyone who is interest in assisting them can contact Emile directly on 082 395 8125 or Heal the Hood Offices on 021 706 0481. For more information, see links below.[/one_half] [one_half last=”yes”]
ABOUT MIXED MENSE
Mixed Mense is Heal the Hood Projects Practical School that has been put through the first year of a 3 year course created by Emile YX? They are from Lavender Hill and a focus pilot project to change the mind-state of young people from these areas.
The way the project operates is simple: members are taught how and pass on their dance skills to the next generation, while money is sourced to pay them a monthly salary for teaching. Mixed Mense have thus far released a track album and have tackles various issues including a heritage space of Princess Vlei.
Mixed Mense are currently teaching in Goodwood Prison, Bosasa Youth Rehabilitation center and C.A.F.D.A (where they first attended classes with Emile 8 years ago). Next year they will assist another selected area to start a Heal the Hood Practical School with selected dedicated learners.[/one_half]
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