Christylez Bacon

  • About the Artist:

    As a dynamic member of the progressive hip hop movement, Christylez Bacon brings innovation to an art form already known for melding varied urban musical styles. Bacon adds a new flavor to the mix by harmonizing musical genres from around the world in a multi-instrumental exploration of beat box (oral percussion), rap, go-go, classical music and beyond. He frequently performs with artists of diverse backgrounds as part of what Bacon calls his “mission towards cultural acceptance and unification through music.” By building cross-cultural connections, these presentations help students gain insight into the universality of artistic expression and encourage their direct participation in the performance experience through the use of call and response.

    Category:

    • Music

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • workshop
    • assembly
    • virtual
    • Human Beatbox

      Description:

      Christylez (pronounced: Chris-styles) Bacon, GRAMMY nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist, combines rhyming, storytelling and interactive call and response choruses with diverse instrumentation (West African djembe drum, human beatboxing). This high-energy solo program delivers a message of cultural acceptance and unification blending traditional elements of musical styles from jazz to hip-hop.

      Workshop/Residency: Contact Artivate
      Virtual program options are available

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      PreK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Music, Storytelling
      Language Arts, Social Studies, STEM, Character/SEL

      This program is offered as:

      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Christylez Bacon Workshops & Residencies

      Description:

      Hip-Hop Songwriting - Students enter the world of hip-hop songwriting using rhyme-words and figurative language as a vehicle to communicate thoughts, emotions, and messages. Students gain an understanding of the timing, song structure, rhythm, history, and rhyming that led to the globalization of Hip-Hop and its influence on other musical styles.

      Human Beatbox - Christylez helps students discover their own organic drum set and the history of the Human Beatbox, a collection of organized vocal percussion sounds that emerged with hip-hop in the 1980s.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      PreK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Additional topics available - workshops may be tailored to suit teachers’ goals and students’ ages and abilities."

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
      • workshop
      • virtual
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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Artivate, Inc.
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Phone:
    (301) 588-7525
    State / County:
    Maryland

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