What We’re Listening To

What we’re listening to in these dark times… These tracks were all created at AS220 Youth, by Rhode Island youth! Zukrewe is the artist name for music created by AS220 Youth members for Futureworlds. Music and especially youth voices are keeping us going this constant struggle. #blacklivesmatter THE GODDESS, THE CAT & THE TRAP HOUSE…

Music Blog: New Beats from ZuKrewe

This FutureWorlds, the Music Crew are putting together their own instrumentals this time around. We usually outsource from producers around the community. But with Help from are Production instructors (AM & Devin) the crew has been able to create something genuine from their selves.    Here are some samples of what they have been working…

Join Us For Fall Showcase

On December 6th, we will celebrate the life of Miguel “Inphamist” Revolorio; an AS220 Youth alumni, emcee, producer and visual artist. Inphamist passed away on Sunday November 11th. In addition, we will also celebrate our 20 year anniversary with the Rhode Island Training School (RITS). The night will feature a gallery that honors the contributions…

Live Arts Blog: America Too at Trinity Rep

  On Monday, October performance art students participated in America Too at Trinity Rep. Students Jayden Cabral, Alexandria Fortes, and Rain Dance took their energy to the stage. All of the plays were written to build awareness of the Providence housing Crisis. –Vatic Kuumba, Live Arts Coordinator

Music Blog: Fear

Fear-   An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. (Noun) be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening. (Verb) terror, fright, fearfulness, horror, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, consternation, dismay, distress; anxiety, worry, angst, unease, uneasiness,…

Dance Blog: Contemporary Choreo

This week in Dance class we’ve been studying contemporary, modern, and contact improv! We’ve been creating choreography together and learning to explore negative space with an emphasis on play. Check out this short snippet of what we’ve been working on. –Saulo Castillo, Dance Instructor

Music Blog: ZuKrewe DOH Performance // Vietnam

GOOD MORNING VIETNAM!!!!   As the new week began over at the studio, we started are focus on the songs for are performance at the DOHRI (Department Of Health of Rhode Island) summit located at convention center here in downtown Providence. Within practicing the set for the show, I began establishing different songs based on…

Dance Blog: SpecialFX

The first week of our Dance Apprenticeship was a success! Apprentices started exploring the Future Worlds theme, and getting themselves acquainted with some new dance vocabulary. Our youth are excited to build, learn, and create choreography over the next few weeks. This week we had a surprise special guest, Quentin “SpecialFX” Robinson, stop by and…

Music Blog: Clout

Consistency? Clout? Attention? Reputation? These phrases are some of the things the students have been speaking of as we begin the Fall session. We’ve been working on are theme for the year which is Addiction. We all asked questions about what causes addiction or what begins the processes of being of doing things to be…

Live Arts Blog: A Poem by Jayden Cabral

This week we analyzed poetry and had philosophical conversations about sexuality and body positivity. We read the poem Twerk by Danez Smith and Fatima Asghar ‘s When Tip Drill Comes on at the Frat Party Or, When Refusing to Twerk Is A Radical Form of Self Love.   Below is a poem, written by Jayden…