The AS220 Youth Live Arts program offers a variety of weekly classes in performance, music, dance and digital production. Students are encouraged to record personal projects, perform at AS220 Youth showcases and coordinate their own music related events. At AS220 Youth, students can produce, record, perform and sell their music all under one roof. We are a one-stop shop for aspiring musicians and entrepreneurs! For students who are invested in taking their music to a professional level, they can audition for the ZuKrewe: AS220’s youth led performance troupe. Members of the Zukrewe work collaboratively to create theme based albums and perform all over New England. As a Krewe, they have opened up for national acts including Bone Thugs in Harmony, Lost Boys, Slick Rick, Mobb Deep and many others. The AS220 Youth Live Arts program has a major focus on Hip Hop. Over 99% of the students who attend AS220 Youth say that they identify with Hip Hop culture including the elements, dress, language, values, history and of course, the music. Through Hip Hop, we explore various musical genres, histories and social justice themes. Popular classes include Audio Production ,MC Writing, Digital Production, Live Band, Hip Hop Dance, Video and  Zukrewe.

ZuKrewe is a performance troupe dedicated to spreading knowledge through the art of rhyme. We perform all over New England and work to drop at least one full original album a year. Any young person who can make the commitment to our team can join the ZuKrewe.

The classes we offer…

MC Writing  focuses on teaching MC’s how to express themselves through the art of rhyme. Each term we review and build on song writing basics, create songs, and record them in our Delgado Recording Studio. We study all the MC’s, poets, and Hip Hop writers who came before us.

Hip Hop Dance  focuses on teaching students basic hip hop movement, learning short routines, and increasing flexibility. Students are also given the opportunity to create their own choreography and teach it to the class. As the term concludes, we take all of our routines  and put them together to make a 5 minute long performance set.

2Legit is AS220 Youth’s hip hop dance troupe. The goal of 2Legit is to help youth become better choreographers, perform on as many stages as possible, and learn how to teach hip hop dance to others. Any students who can make the commitment to coming to practice can join 2Legit, and everyone is given the opportunity to choreograph for the group.

ZuKrewe is a performance troupe dedicated to spreading knowledge through the art of rhyme.  We perform all over New England and work to drop at least one full original album a year. Any young person who can make the commitment to our team can join the ZuKrewe.

Studio Engineering is all about learning how to work independently in the recording studio. Engineers learn how to properly set up a recording studio, book and manage recording sessions and most importantly how use Pro-tools LE. Students who successfully complete the Studio Engineering course, will be cleared to help manage and record sessions here at the Delgado Studio.

Beatmaking  gives students the skills they need to produce their own original instrumentals.  Students learn everything from how to lay down simple drum patterns to chopping up samples, tracking out beats, and getting your finished product into the hands of emcees worldwide.

Guitar and Vocals– private lessons are so pricey but not at AS220 Youth. Any member of the studio can receive guitar and vocal lessons for FREE! The Guitar class helps students learn the basics needed to play the guitar.  We cover guitar maintenance, chord techniques, scales and some basic music theory . Vocals is  a workshop for any student who wants to strengthen their voice. Basic singing exercises, breathing techniques, proper diction, and pronunciation are just a few skills students will work on during class time. Students also learn how to compose and perform their own songs.

The new Zukrewe album “Black Voyage”  is now available for listening at Bandcamp.com! Official release date will be January 14 at Zoology. Check back for detals!

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CITY HALL Oh what you didn’t know that our Providence City Hall gets turnt up too? Well it does! On July 17th we rolled our PA system through the City Hall doors and set it up right outside of Mayor Taveras’ office. Both As220 Youth members and state officials were rocking out to the original tunes of the AS220 Youth ZuKrewe. Big Ups to Scott and the Photo team for inviting us to perform at this event. The gallery was and is something really special. zukrewe-cityhall2013   3RD EYE OPEN PERFORMANCE On July 20, 2013 ZuKrewe headed out to New Bedford for 3Rd Eye’s 14th annual OPEN,a large scale Hip Hop festival equipped with DJ’s, break dancers, live graffiti murals and 3 on 3 basketball tournaments. For 20 minutes ZuKrewe tore up the stage and had New Bedford rocking out. zukrewe-3rdeyeopen2013   ZUKREWE T-SHIRTS Shout out to the As220 Youth Product design team for hooking us up with the ill ZuKrewe T-Shirts! Go buy one! zukrewetshirts2013   DA CYPHER Da Cypher was crazy ill on July31st! The power of HipHop is real and the raw passion, energy and talent of these young people is unmatched by a lot of people in and out the music industry. S/o to Jayden Lewis, Mile Byrd High, Dru Barells, Paula Lewis, Lowell Williams, Adonis Nunes Isom,Flizz Wiggins,Saulo BboyJurrasick Castillo, B B Boy FaCce Maldonado and the whole Project 401, Zumix, Sincere and last but def not least my team the ZuKrewe. Special s/o to my pplz Deejay Kellan, Premier, Pone, Angie, Felicia Love, Billy and everyone else who came out and supported the artist.   zukrewe-dacypher2013   A NIGHT OUT It’s so much fun performing in general but performing for young kids is especially special! On August 7th, ZuKrewe had the honor of performing at A Night Out, a block party up near Mount Pleasant hosted by councilman Correia. Outside of performances, there was a hot dog roast,a humongous yellow slide and tons of kids running around laughing,playing and sharing an awesome time together. Thank you Councilmen Correia for inviting us! zukrewe   FETE Every 3rd Thursday,Ms. Muffin aka Shevon Young used to host a HipHop Showcase/ open mic at The Spot Underground in Providence. On August 15 this super talented lady was able to hold an all out amazing 3Rd Thursday Reunion party at Fete Music in OlneyVille. Anybody who had graced the stage back in the day at the The Spot Underground was invited to play a 2 song set at the reunion. ZuKrewe members, Young Swagg and M.L.O featured as a part of Medusah Blacks 10 minute extravaganza of a performance and ended up tieing in first place with project 401, a local break dancing crew and mentoring group for city dancers. zukrewe-summer-fete2013   SOUL TO KEEP VIDEO SHOOT The ZuKrewe is gearing up to release its first music video “Soul To Keep” featuring members Dieverse, M.L.O and Evan Timbo. A couple of weeks before the actual shoot, we planned to shoot the video in a graveyard, an alley way and if we got lucky, a church. We were unsure if a church would be understanding of the type of music we make and our overall vision for the song. The song is basically a trapped out version of a prayer. The concept is all about asking for God’s protection, love and forgiveness. Unfortunately we were unable to use the original church that we aimed to get so we decided to shoot outside of the huge church downtown. Mid-shoot, however, a older gentlemen walked up to us and offered for us to use the chapel that he belongs to.he said he just needed to run inside and ask the pastor if he’d be down to let us borrow his space. Excited about the possibility, we carried on shooting M.L.O’s part outside of the gigantic church. A few minutes later 4 pastors came outside and asked us about our music and how they could assist us. We told them about our vision , exchanged a few personal and varying views on God and was shortly after let into the chapel in exchange for 5 minutes of the Word. Thanks to Harbor Grace, we were able to get some amazing shots inside the chapel that really brought this video to life. Things like the beautifully stained glass, the altar and the pews helped transform this video into something really special. We ventured into our day thinking we would be shooting a regular music but ended up leaving the day with some new friends and some new ideas about spirituality. I think overall everyone felt inspired and grateful for the experience. Big-Ups to Mike Russo and the whole As220 Youth video team for making this happen! zukrewe-summer-soultokeep   SOUL TO KEEP PROMO New Single “Soul to Keep” by ZuKrewe! First Trap Gospel track ever! Video coming soon! zukrewe-summer-photoshootmix   IN THE LAB ZuKrewe has been working crazzzzzy hard on this new album and its almost completed! In a few weeks we will have a 3rd listening party in the preproduction lab to pick the magic 10-15 songs that are going to make the project! Its going to be a tough call because we have so many bangers!!!!! Blood, sweat and tears goin into this project. zukrewe-summer-inthelab   SUMMER RECAP/ FOOFEST Over the last 3 months the ZuKrewe worked crazy hard brainstorming, making beats, writing rhymes, recording, shooting videos, choreographing routines, building chemistry, networking, rocking shows and finally yesterday rocking our biggest show of the year, FooFest! I cant even explain how proud I am of you guys/girls! We started at ground 0 and have taking our team to a whole ‘ nother level. Now its time to bang em the head with these videos, photoshoots and release “Depth Of Field” in October! Special shout out to our brothers from Project 401. Thank you guys for joining forces with us this summer and putting on an amazing show! Also thanx to our lil brother Swagg of the Mile High Muzik Group! I cant believe how much you’ve grown in such a short amount of time! Also s/o to Atto Pilot and Nick Mosca for producing this album! your beats took our music to another planet!!Last but not least thanks to our As220 Youth family! Whether its been taking pics, shooting videos, giving us rides or painting our faces, you guys always hold us down! #unity #providence #rhodeisland #as220 #zukrewe #project401 #milehigh #foofest — with B Boy FaCce Maldonado and 28 others. zukrewenation   PROJECT 401 COLLABO! This summer the ZuKrewe was lucky enough to connect and collaborate with Project 401, a local break dance and mentoring troupe headed up by B Boy Face. Every Monday, 2Legit, ZuKrewe’s official dance team and Project 401 would meet up, listen to music made by local Hip Hop artist, and then get to creating choreography. The three tracks that we decided to dance to was “So Mas Um” by Chachi Carvalho , “B-Gurls” by Dirty Durdie and ” Storytelling” by the B4E. Hopefully heading into the fall we can continue collaborating with these brothers and make some magic for this winter! zukrewe-summer-project401goinghard