Homebase: New Westminster
Ndidi Cascade is a Vancouver-born-and-based hip-hop artist who is of Nigerian/Italian/Irish heritage. A talented songwriter, vocalist, educator and program facilitator, Ndidi has showcased her music across North America and internationally, opening for mega-talents such as Femi Kuti, K'naan and De La Soul. Ndidi Cascade facilitates youth empowerment workshops that use hip-hop, spoken word and dance as a medium for healthy self-expression. As a hip hop/world music educator and touring artist, Ndidi showcases interactive hip-hop shows in elementary and high schools across B.C.
NEW ARTIST for 2020-21 School Year
Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 45 mins
Tech Requirements: PA system if available (PA mixer and speakers), table, projector on AV cart & screen
Fee Range: $870-$1245 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Ndidi Cascade's show Originz explores the world of hip hop and it's roots in African music and culture. Being a female rap artist of mixed heritage--Nigerian, Italian, Irish, Canadian--Ndidi shares her unique personal journey. Each performance features an interdisciplinary artist of African heritage, as Ndidi demonstrates how rap lyrics connect to African Griot story telling, how hip hop beats connect to African drum patterns, how breakdancing/hiphop dance connects to African dance and how street wisdom connects to the sharing of African proverbs. The show is interactive, as youth are given an opportunity to participate in live rapping, singing, rhythm-making, dance and story-telling. By bridging hip hop with it's roots in Africa, Originz intends to encourage global harmony, while demonstrating how hip hop and African arts can be used as catalysts for healthy self-expression and community empowerment.