(September 24, 2011) Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center recruited the talents of multi-Grammy nominated percussionist Bobby Sanabria to promote its 2011 Registration for Fall classes. The Bronx native conducted lectures, demos and performances over a two-day period that traced many of the fundamentals rhythms accredited to the African Diaspora and still used in American music.
(September 18, 2011)Restoration work continues on the mural honoring Puerto Rican Nationalist Pedro Albizu Campos and Argentinian Revolutionist Ernesto “Che” Guevara (hero of the Cuban Revolution). The mural located on 105th Street off Third Avenue has undergone excessive wear and some defacing, over the years.
(September 18, 2011) Nuyorican artist Manny Vega has completed work on his last project in El Barrio. The stretch of wall at 105th Street & Lexington Avenue has served as a canvass for Vega’s “pop-up” pieces as far back as 2009.
(September 5, 2011) Caught up with artist Manny Vega in El Barrio who was just calling it the day on his latest project. The most striking image populating the wall off Lexington Avenue and 105th Street resembles the Thai Reclining Buddha. Manny also attached decorative pieces to the cement pedestals for the newel posts of those very red staircases, just next door.
(September 3, 2011) Bboys and Bgirls converged on PS 72 Schoolyard in East Harlem to do battle for cash, prizes and a shot at the title of “Master”. Competitors came from all over the city, country and other parts of the world.
(September 3, 2011) Restoration work has begun on the mural honoring Puerto Rican Nationalist Pedro Albizu Campos and Argentinian Revolutionist Ernesto “Che” Guevara (hero of the Cuban Revolution). The mural located on 105th Street off Third Avenue has undergone excessive wear and some defacing, over the years.
(September 2, 2011) Work at this year’s Graffiti Hall of Fame tribute to the recently passed “King of Styles” KASE2 aka CASE2 has been completed. Writers taking part include KingBee, Part1, Dez, Ces, Vase, TKid, Crash, Mare139, Demer. Ket, Phetus, TDS, Such, Sane, Jean, Slone (WOTS) and a few others. The organizers, plagued by a lack of funds, sponsors and bad weather, managed to rally together enough support to keep the tradition alive for its 30th year. For more info about the Graffiti Hall of Fame, contact JAMES TOP via firstname.lastname@example.org