The American aspect of it is the work of African American professor Shuaib Meacham from Delaware University who is bringing 9 young school age rappers to Sheffield with him. The Sheffield College, the LEA, Sheffield Arts, Creative Burngreave, The Furnival Centre at Verdon Street, Sadacca and the university are all involved in this project and a team that represent all of these groups have come together to ensure that the young people of Sheffield also have a voice.
Sheffield and American youth are performing at the Crucible Studio Monday 22nd at 1.30 and The Memorial Hall on Tuesday 23rd at 1.30. These free events are ticket only and are for young people accompanied by a teacher, a lecturer, youthworker etc. The Monday afternoon is fully booked however.
Also the young Americans will be visiting the Creative Burngreave 'Open Mic' at the Furnival Centre on Verdon Street on Monday evening at 6.30. However this is a small venue so should not be seen as a performance but an opportunity for young Sheffield people to socialise and share music with young Americans.
The performance at Sadacca is mainly for families, in particular the students supported by Sheffield College's EMSAG (Ethnic Minority Student Achievement Grant) school pupils from the north of the city and their families and friends. This event is at 7.00pm onwards and tickets can be obtained by telephone to The Sheffield College (2602600). Ask for Adella Grant of EMSAG who has the tickets.