United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA)

Where Art Transforms Lives in Washington Heights

PAST EVENT-The 2nd annual "Project S.Y.S. - Save The Youth Showcase"


Friday, March 14
6pm doors; 7pm show
FREE - donations accepted

The 2nd annual "Project S.Y.S. - Save the Youth Showcase" is a tribute to the hundreds of young people who have been victims of youth violence uptown, including Brian Maldonado, 17, who was attacked and murdered over a leather jacket on W. 186th Street in October 2008. (Click here for a blog post and photos from last year's event.)

Dozens of performers from the five boroughs and across artistic styles and speakers, including Maldonado's mother and community leaders, will inspire audience members to find alternatives to the kids of street culture that often lead to negative consequences.

Besides the talent showcase there will also be information from civic and youth organizations.

The evening is hosted by the rapper Audubon, who starred on the MTV's "Washington Heights" reality show, and the "HipRocknB" songstress Tess.

Performers include:

Singers and Musicians:
Camile Safiyah - singer
Dubwork - rapper
Ignite Live - band
Rubiera - acoustic singer
Latino America - Latin rapper
Kadeem King - rapper
All Year Summer - pop group
Khalid Rivera - pop singer
Jonathan Cruz - Latin rapper
Josh More - rapper
UPCA Youth Drum Ensemble
Matthew Aldea - vocalist
The UPHI house band
Joyful Noyz - gospel choir

Spoken word artists:
Frank Medina
Keyla Ynoa
Catherine Valencia
Jeffrey Almonte

Dancers:
2real2true4breaking

Fashion show with the designers:
Rich Scampie
Urbn Msftz
Freedom City
YBG

And featuring several other surprises.

Sponsored in part by:
Emblem Health

Supported by:
City Council Members Mark Levine and Ydanis Rodriguez
Assembly Member Gabriella Rosa
State Senator Adriano Espaillat

The event is produced by UPCA and EZE Hop Camp, which has the mission to "Inspire. Educate. Motivate." Additional info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or @EZEHOPECAMP

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