Welcome to the first full Four Ways podcast episode! Stacy Harbaugh and Kira Stewart sat down with members of Madison’s Urban Community Arts Network in July to discuss the extraordinary work this local hip-hop advocacy nonprofit is doing in our community. Throughout the discussion, we talk about UCAN’s origins and mission, their focus on community […]
How was Madison’s Urban Community Arts Network instrumental in breaking the cycle of overpoliced, anti-hip-hop attitudes through organizing and pressuring the city to do something meaningful for a local arts community? DJ Pain 1 addresses the roots of racism in the local hip-hop controversy and described how UCAN worked directly with Madison police, venue owners and […]
On Tonight’s Four Ways, ShaH Evans from the Urban Community Arts Network digs into the outreach UCAN is doing to make hip hop a creative and effective way to educate our youth. Focusing on their Academic Rap Up program, ShaH gives us a peek into Ms. Lewandowski’s Blackhawk Middle School class and shows us just […]
Tonight’s Four Ways commentary comes from DJ Pain 1 from the Urban Community Arts Network and is the second in the four-part series. DJ Pain 1 tells us why hip hop should very much be considered a part of the local, thriving arts and cultural economy… but to grow this musical arts scene, it […]
In the first of four installments of the Four Ways podcast commentaries, we’ll meet Mark Evans who is among the Madisonians who has a deep commitment to hip-hop culture. Better known as ShaH… he has been a part of a movement to bounce back from unfair bans on live hip-hop shows and has worked hard […]
(WORT) — The Urban Community Arts Network is a Madison-based non-profit group that works to support the city’s hip-hop community through fostering and empowering musicians and artists. The group, known as UCAN, is celebrating the local scene this weekend with the sixth annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards. The show will be held on Saturday, November 7 at the Barrymore Theatre.