logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 30 - April 2003
   
     

All Saints welcomes top US rap star

New York rap and hiphop legend Jeru the Damaja visited All Saints Community Centre recently to lend support to a unique creative industries training initiative helping young local people further their careers.

Jeru was in town to play the Tuesday Club at Sheffield University, where two upcoming local DJs – Vital and Veteran – supported him. Just 12 months ago, Vital (otherwise known as Jamie Edwards who lives in Burngreave) and Veteran (Ezekiel Roberts from Gleadless) were amongst 28 hopefuls who signed up for the Cultural Development Programme. Playing the same show as Jeru demonstrates the help the programme provided.

In April, organisers The NonStop Foundation are holding a series of recruitment events. They aim to find more talented and ambitious people to take part in this year’s programme, and with hard work and determination achieve as much as DJs Vital and Veteran have done.

Details of these events can be obtained by ringing NonStop on
272 4753.

 

Jeru the Damaja demonstrates turntable technique to Vital (right) and Veteran at All Saints.
Jeru the Damaja demonstrates turntable technique to Vital (right) and Veteran at All Saints.

   
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