SHAOLIN JAZZ in Ethiopia / Panelist: Asheru
Meet Gabriel “Asheru” Benn, M.Ed. one of the panelists on our discussion this Sunday. Asheru is a veteran Hip Hop artist, educator, and youth activist. He is widely known for performing the opening theme for the popular TV series, The Boondocks, and other musical contributions to the show, for which he received the prestigious Peabody Award – becoming the first hip hop artist to receive the prestigious award. Alongside his career as a Hip Hop artist, Asheru has served as a teacher/administrator in DC Schools for over 15 years, and is well known for his pioneering and innovative efforts to forward the Hip Hop Education movement, namely through his organizations, Guerilla Arts Ink, and the Hip Hop Educational Literacy Program (H.E.L.P.). To learn more about Asheru click here and here.
Posted on July 15, 2016, in Uncategorized and tagged art, asheru, boondocks, dc, educator, guerillaarts, help, hiphop, mc, peabodaward, school, shaolinjazz, shaolinjazzthe37thchamber, washingtondc, youthactivist. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.