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Washington, dc

Fall - Winter 2019

 

New this year

More Life.

Our reach is expanding but our love for this work comes from the depths of our commitment to impact. We’re creating more opportunities for you to fall back in love with Hip-Hop between block parties at world-renowned venues, international dance competitions in your backyard, or our youth arts academy a few years shy of a 20-year anniversary. We’re doing the most to say less and intend to bring you more life now until infinity. Check out where life lives this Fall :

 
 
 

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For Adults

 
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Scratch, Sip, & Paint

Turntables, spray paint, wine. more wine. (non-alcoholic option available.)

Adult Classes

VISUAL. PRODUCTION. PERFORMANCE

 where generations collide

All Ages

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WBLFEST ‘19

the WORDS BEATS & LIFE HIP-HOP FESTIVAL

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WBL Fest ‘19 : Full breadth of Hip-Hop from international academia to trap karaoke. More info.

dc youth poet laureate : powerful youth poets aged 14-20 specifically in Washington, D.C. more info.

Kennedy Center Block Party : Sweat out your edges at a world-renowned venue. more info.

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Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture:

The world’s first (and best) peer-reviewed Journal of Hip-Hop culture featuring creative injections from visual and lyrical artists. more info.

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juste debout:

just dance. that’s it. oh, right - in an international competition against some of the world’s greatest dancers. there we go. more info.

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performance at home of shakespeare theatre company:

more info coming at you soon!

Youth Only

THE WORDS BEATS & LIFE YOUTH (14-22) ACADEMY

For nearly 20 years, WBL Inc. has worked to make resources, from a pair of headphones to fully furnished studios, available to this city’s youth with guidance from master level artists. We hope this combination of accountability and dedication leads the most vulnerable of us toward stable creative careers wherever and however they choose to apply the knowledge we deliver.

Best believe, we always deliver.