DeluxeKidz e.V. SCHOOL-WORKSHOP
DELUXE KIDZ IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FOUNDED IN 2013 BY SAMY DELUXE.
Together with our friend Samy Sorge – better known as Samy Deluxe – Dekeyser&Friends realized a DeluxeKidz e.V. three-day summer school workshop at the Ebstorf Secondary School in northern Germany in June 2017.
Over three hundred 6th to 9th graders living in this rural region were given hands-on experience with creative contemporary culture. Each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the students attended workshops on, for instance, breakdancing, rap, graffiti, DJing, and beatboxing. In addition to these workshops, which were led by twenty-two experienced coaches, classes in videography and production were also offered. Participating students helped organize the workshops, plan and produce the program, and document the closing event.
At the end of the three days, the students were able to put what they’d learned into practice. The songs, choreography and images that the children made together were presented at the school to fellow students, their families and teachers.
Ebstorf Secondary School
12. – 14. June 2017
The aim of this workshop was to inspire creativity and open-mindedness in young people using Samy’s connection to hip hop culture. Alongside the creative workshops, the children partook in team-building activities that taught them about fostering team spirit, taking responsibility, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, how to take criticism, and how to offer constructive criticism.
DeluxeKidz is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 by Samy Deluxe, one of Germany’s most successful hip hop artists. Samy is known for his political lyrics and his social engagement in his community, where he continues to work on a number of youth-focused projects. DeluxeKidz isn’t just part of hip hop culture, it’s part of a lifestyle guided by values of tolerance, respect and openness.