Rogers Rukeba

Rogers Rukeba is a local music teacher who is most notably known for his unique blend of ukulele and hip-hop compositions. He is an up-and-coming independent recording artist and has collaborated and performed with OVO Fest, U of T, Music BC, Music Alberta, JUNO's 2018 music week, Arts Council Wood Buffolo, Alberta Winter Games and the Multicultural Expo.

Rogers is recognized for earlier released singles such as "Canada Song", "Bloor and Yonge", "Warden", and more. As an elementary School Music Teacher, his focus is rhythm, working mainly through dance, jingle composition, and percussion.

In his spare time, Rogers focuses on passing his knowledge and experience as an independent international recording music artist to young passionate musicians through hip-hop workshops focusing on songwriting and beat making at Walter and Gladys Hill Elementary.

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Benchmarks for Hip-Hop Literacy – Poeticism and Literature

In this class, students will study the basic foundations to vocal rhythm (i.e. note stretching, rests, annunciation and syllable counting). Students will practice and enhance their mental capacity to construct complex multisyllable rhymes, through freestyle warm up exercises, and ice breakers. In addition to learning rhyme and rhythm, students will also learn to adopt key literary skills (such as hip-hop grammar structure, metaphors and descriptive writing) to compose music or poetry pieces that can later be performed publicly at a later date should the student feel at liberty or confidence to do so. The purpose of this class is to be a therapeutic outlet and/or an opportunity to hone skills for a possible passion career. There will be no grades for this program, but there will be a periodic survey review with feedback on the areas students would likely prefer to focus on.
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