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The Art of the Skratch: DJs Celskiii + Deeandroid

Arts | September 29, 2014

The Art of the Skratch: DJs Celskiii + Deeandroid

DJs Celskiii and Deeandroid have been staples of the Bay Area hip-hop scene for over 15 years. Products of the fertile turntablism movement of the late-90s, they have been tour DJs for KRS-One and have twice competed in the US DMC Team Battles.

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Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

Arts | September 23, 2014 | 30 Comments

Is Studying the Arts in School Important?

In recent decades, American schools have been pressured to increase standardized test scores, causing them to make cuts to programs like visual art, music, dance and theater. Is arts education important to you?

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KQED Art School & Rashidi Omari at the Integrated Learning Summer Institute

Arts | July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

KQED Art School & Rashidi Omari at the Integrated Learning Summer Institute

This August at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, join KQED Art School for the Integrated Learning Summer Institute.

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The Best Songs Represent the Good Times We’ve Shared

Arts | March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Best Songs Represent the Good Times We’ve Shared

Do you remember the song that you played with friends on your way to the beach? Or maybe the lyrics that seemed to have been written specifically for you after a bad break up? In the last two weeks, students across the country discussed how certain songs impact their lives in our #DoNowSong post. We asked students What are some of the best lyrics written and why are they meaningful to you? If you were to write a song, what would it be about?

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Is Pop Music Good or Do We Just Learn to Love it?

Do Now: Art and Popular Culture | December 5, 2013 | 41 Comments

Is Pop Music Good or Do We Just Learn to Love it?

The latest episode of Idea Channel explores the business side of pop music and asks how music becomes meaningful to you, “Love or hate pop music, it’s pretty hard to escape. From Katy Perry to Lady Gaga, pop songs are recorded, packaged, and sold down a well worn pipeline, designed to make you, the listener, LOVE THIS SONG! But do you really?”

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In the Studio with Jennifer Cherest

Art School | June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Jennifer Cherest

Meet opera singer Jennifer Cherest, an award-winning soprano who has performed at an international array of opera companies. In the newest video from KQED’s Art School video series, Jennifer discusses her approach to singing, and her connection to pop singers like Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey. Jennifer was part of the San Francisco Opera’s Adler […]

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Music & Dance at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts

Arts | July 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Music & Dance at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts

This summer, KQED Education held a music and dance workshop for educators in partnership with the East Bay Center for Performing Arts in Richmond, a state-of-the-art space with multiple rehearsal rooms, a theater, and a rich history of dedication to youth performers and teaching artists. Focusing on KQED media about musicians such as Walter Kitundu […]

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History Through Art & Film: Salsa Music & Dance

Arts in the Community | April 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

History Through Art & Film: Salsa Music & Dance

Please welcome arts educator Laura Echegaray to EdSpace. She recently participated in a KQED Education workshop where we spent a day at MoAD learning about historical representation through art and film, and later created short films at KQED about missing voices or stories in history. Laura created a film about the history of Salsa music […]

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Music Production in the Classroom

Arts | April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Music Production in the Classroom

Please welcome digital media teacher Matt Koons to EdSpace. We met at a KQED Education event last fall, and I wanted to hear more about his students’ music production projects, which reminded me of our inspiring KQED Spark videos about young music-makers such as the students from they Bay Area Unity Music Project, and singer/songwriter […]

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