Arctic Hip Hop

Saturday, April 19 at 7pm ET/PT

One hundred Inuit teens, ten hip hop dancers and 5 days in the remote hamlet of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Capitalizing on the popularity of Hip Hop, social worker and long-time b-boy Stephen Leafloor has brought positive hip hop workshops to the north. While dancing to the beat, kids are encouraged to blend their rich, ancient culture with a modern one. Between backspins and body-waves, they discuss bullying, body image and suicide. Five days later they emerge not only better dancers, but more confident kids, who have a clearer idea of how to balance their cultural identity with modern times.

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  • Stella Kablalik

    I really enjoyed Arctic Hip Hop. That is what Nunavut really needs. Resources. Events that keep young inuit going.