This week kicked off a new collaboration with the Youth Villages Germaine Lawrence Campus. As a new project funded by Janie’s Fund, girls from Germaine Lawrence will participate in a year-long drumming and arts immersion program that will culminate at the Wang Theater performance, ALIVE, on May 31, 2018. The youth will work weekly on-site with master drummer, Joh Camara, learning an intricate drumming piece, and will integrate with the core Express Yourself drumming group in the studio and for performance. The girls will also create art in collaboration with Express Yourself artists and their art teacher, Peter Flister, which will go on the set design for the performance. We are thrilled to be working with this new collaboration and we look forward to building group dynamics through art throughout the year.