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Hip Hop Workshop

Youth Project Officer 6 March 2008 36

Hip Hop Workshop with Karuna

2 – 5pm Saturday 15 March

A youth workshop with the talented Karuna Bajracharya (ex-Bumblebeez). Participants will compose and write a song/sound piece, made from the ground up using only what’s available in the room. Everyone will be asked to contribute sonically to the experiment. Bring your iPods or similar mp3 playing devices. Karuna will be driving the workshop but it will be up to participants to steer its creative direction. Bring your voices, lyrics or poems and an instrument (percussion – makeshift, anything that makes an interesting sound). This workshop is part of the ANU Writers Group and ACT Writers Centre program for young writers (under 30).


Venue: The Front Café, Lyneham Shops.


Cost: $10 for ACT Writers Centre members / $35 non-members.


Only 12 places – book early on 6262 9191.

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36 Responses to Hip Hop Workshop
Thumper Thumper 1:16 pm 11 Mar 08

How about Ray davies and the Kinks on ‘Mr Churchill says’ off the Arthur album.

“Mr churchill says we gotta hold up our chins
we gotta show some courage and discipline
we gotta black out the windows and nail up the doors
and keep right on to the end of the war.”

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 12:42 pm 11 Mar 08

“WTF was that chick on…?”
My guess would be a combination of Hydrogen Peroxide seeping into the brain and Cocaine/LSD/Valium/pot/Draino and possibly Brasso to come up with lyrics like that.

papadoc papadoc 12:32 pm 11 Mar 08

“Three of the greatest tracks of all time. :P”

Geeze, while we’re on “Tracks that made me remember how crap rap used to be” I can’t believe you forgot to add Blondie’s “Rapture”!

“Flash is fast, Flash is cool
Francois sez fas, Flashe’ no do
And you don’t stop, sure shot
Go out to the parking lot
And you get in your car and you drive real far
And you drive all night and then you see a light
And it comes right down and lands on the ground
And out comes a man from Mars
And you try to run but he’s got a gun
And he shoots you dead and he eats your head
And then you’re in the man from Mars
You go out at night, eatin’ cars
You eat Cadillacs, Lincolns too
Mercurys and Subarus
And you don’t stop, you keep on eatin’ cars
Then, when there’s no more cars
You go out at night and eat up bars where the people meet”

WTF was that chick on…?

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:33 am 11 Mar 08

Get one part open mind, one part Rapper’s Delight (Sugarhill Gang), one part The Message (Grandmaster Flash) and one part Talkin all that Jazz (Stetsasonic) then tell me you don’t like hip hop.

Three of the greatest tracks of all time. 😛

papadoc papadoc 11:16 am 11 Mar 08

Bloody hell! I could buy a Bel Biv Devoe CD for that much and then I wouldn’t need your workshop haha!

Just jokes…

Youth Project Officer Youth Project Officer 10:47 am 11 Mar 08

I anticipated that any mention of hip hop would set some of you curmudgeons off like a flock of Indian Mynas. It’s a legitimate form of poetry. While I don’t dig the gender politics of gangsta rap music or superficiality of commercial hip hop, the rhythms and rhyme patterns of rappers like Ghost Face, Outcast and Emininem are very complex and skillful. Is anyone going to winge about the price of this workshop? $10/$35?? – Hal Judge

diehiphopdie diehiphopdie 1:04 am 08 Mar 08

Dammit Mr Evil

I was about to severely bag out hip hop but yes – i agree. It’s more about Australian w@nkers pretending that they are part of some backstreet drug dealing lead popping USA slum zone. If that’s what they are dreaming about then why don’t they all just fuck off from the safer and less armed comunities of Australia and live in the USA. Let’s see just how long they’d last there.

Alright. I hate Rap – Hip Hop – whatever they want to call it. I’m sick and tired of anger. And i’m also sick and tired of people who can’t sing. If you cant sing, hire a singer. D!ckheads

Mr Evil Mr Evil 5:28 pm 07 Mar 08

I think Thumper was being hammered for my comment about Hip Hop.

I actually don’t hate hip hop that much: it’s just the shit that goes along with it – like young Aussie-born idiots who think they were born in LA or Detroit.

scumdorg scumdorg 3:34 pm 07 Mar 08

Will the bitches and ho’s be there as well?

Absent Diane Absent Diane 3:13 pm 07 Mar 08

grr wish i could have beer but unfortunate i am sick as a dogulator

Thumper Thumper 3:10 pm 07 Mar 08

Anyway, love to stay and chat but it’s Friday arvo and I’m in need of a beer…

Thumper Thumper 3:06 pm 07 Mar 08

I guess I’d better watch that i don’t get punched out by a fat chick wearing a viking helmet on her head and singing something from La Boheme.

Thumper Thumper 3:02 pm 07 Mar 08

Hey papadoc man,

I also said that even though I don’t like it, I have no problem with it.

If you read really carefully you’ll see that I said I don’t like opera either, but that’s also no drama.

So my friend, maybe you should read the posts because at no point did I bag it out…

Or am I not allowed to not like hip hop?

Frankly I also like jazz, blues, big band, etc as well. Just can’t stand opera, or hip hop 😉

Absent Diane Absent Diane 2:52 pm 07 Mar 08

i love all genres of music. all music that sounds good is good. if i hate it then it sucks. i will not typecast my music taste because that is a sure fire way to miss out on decent tunes. and jaco rocks…have got a an awesome turorial video of his… while the tut side isn’t that great just watching it jaco smoking up the fret board is fantastico.

papadoc papadoc 2:37 pm 07 Mar 08

Now, when have I mentioned that I like hip-hop? I’m just defending other peoples tastes and if I see a pointless comment eg Thumpers I’ll have a word. Real music to me is probably similar to Thumpers: Pearl Jam, Chili Peppers, STP. Shit Thumper, I even have a couple of Jaco Pastorius’ records. My belief is that he was out of line and coming across as being better than anyone who likes hip-hop because he doesn’t and I think that’s a pretty piss weak comment.

I’ve seen his pic, count me in for some biffo. lol

Absent Diane Absent Diane 2:23 pm 07 Mar 08

I smell some biffo coming on.. bring it on!

barney barney 2:16 pm 07 Mar 08

I’m not entirely sure. hahaha

barney barney 2:14 pm 07 Mar 08


Danman Danman 2:13 pm 07 Mar 08

I heard your tracks, no you can’t

Cry me a river…..

Even still… i think I would prefer thumpers enterpretation of music over yours..

barney barney 2:11 pm 07 Mar 08

Wow. Such is the open-mindedness of certain people on here. You just have to laugh.

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