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TRUE Skool with Ana “Rokafella” Garcia, CHELOVE, and Aja Black

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Milwaukee’s center for creative arts and hip-hop culture, TRUE Skool, will give local youth an opportunity to collaborate with three pioneering female hip-hop artists to create new breakdancing, MC and graffiti-style art works.

New York City breakdancing icon, Ana “Rokafella” Garcia, notable Washington, D.C. muralist, Cita Sadeli (CHELOVE), and Colorado-based MC, Aja Black, will mentor young artists and aspiring arts administrators as they develop a community block party and various exhibitions for the public in the summer of 2019.

“TRUE Skool’s mission goes well beyond our youth programs, we understand that in order to make a long term impact in the lives of our youth and community we have to connect them to opportunities in Milwaukee creating a pipeline of professional prospects for the future. ,” said Shalina S. Ali, co-executive director of TRUE Skool. “With this grant we will be able to expand the imagination of our young people well beyond our city by connecting them with three amazing women artists who embody lifelong tenacity, cultural celebration and Hip Hop all over the world.”

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