N’we Jinan hip-hop project tours Eeyou Istchee
By Amy German, The Nation
Montreal hip-hop artist and youth worker David Hodges is bringing hip-hop beats and rhymes to Cree youth across Eeyou Istchee. Cree Nation Youth Council is using the tour to provide young Cree with musical aspirations the opportunity to collaborate with a pro.
Starting in Waswanipi and ending a month later in Washaw Sibi, Hodges said he has changed the format that he used throughout his school tour in southern Quebec. Due to the flexible nature of the project, Hodges will shape his hip-hop/spoken word/slam poetry and public-speaking tour to fit the needs of each Cree community.