CONTRIBUTION · 26th November 2010
Are you ready? Calling all youth in the Terrace area to come listen to the message of KASP - the award-winning Aboriginal Hip-Hop artist.
Muks-Kum-Ol Housing Development Society is hosting the IMAGINE Best Practices Youth Homelessness Conference on November 29th at Kitsumkalum Hall and the Muks-Kum-Ol Youth Centre in Terrace. The feature entertainment is KASP - especially for the youth.
Project manager Marianne Weston thinks it's time we hear a message that brings together culture, hope & perseverance triumphing over adversity to our youth. "We need to show our young people that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that we are here to help guide and support them to a good place".
KASP - whose real name is Rob Sawan - chose KASP as his stage name because it means Keeping Alive the Stories for the People. He tells his stories using Hip-Hop - family-friendly style.
He grew up facing the many barriers and obstacles most Aboriginal people battle, and he is here to tell us you can get beyond addictions, homelessness and poverty by reconnecting with culture through stories.
This past year brought Rob to a place of greater understanding of what his position as a role model means. His focus is Aboriginal youth, and he designs his motivational presentations & workshops and how he performs his music – through storytelling and inspiration - with lyrics that honor the youth. His powerful songs are a dedication and passing on of knowledge and teachings he has gained along the way.
KASP's presentation will take place during the dinner portion of the Conference. Doors open at 5.00 p.m. at Kitsumkalum Hall.
Registration is FREE, but you must pre-register. You can get a registration form from Kermode Friendship Centre or at Muks-Kum-Ol or call 250-638-1023