30 Mar 2014

Future MC's

From Standing Room Only, 1:48 pm on 30 March 2014

At Whitireia Polytechnic 16 students are studying to become Hip Hop MC's. Some have performance experience and have toured around New Zealand, whilst others have little or no experience in the public domain. The course is the first of its kind in New Zealand and has come to fruition as a result of the successful Dj'ing school, headed by Ian Seumanu aka DJ Raw. The DJ school has produced professional DJ's who make music and compete on the world stage, and the hope is, that the MC course will do the same. Sonia Sly meets the tutors and talented students who have a desire to tell their stories and make a change, both for themselves and the wider community from which they're from.