For the first Audio Revolution! Show of the Fall 2011 Season, the students of Youth Media Project’s (YMP) after-school Production Team created this broadcast that showcases the work done by YMP’s Summer Intensive. Teaming up with the Santa Fe Arts Institute and using the space of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s music studio and classrooms, YMP facilitated eight youth from Santa Fe and Albuquerque in learning the ins and outs of storytelling and audio production in two weeks. The culmination of these two weeks are aural narratives that were focused on the theme of dreams and showcased in this show! Hosts Ari Rappaport (also a Summer Intensive member) from the MASTERS program and Maheyo Tapp of ATC (the Academy for Technology and the Classics) guide listeners through these amazing stories. Enjoy!
This is Mercedes Downing’s story. She’s a senior at Santa Fe High School and shares with us her beautiful and inspiring story. As she said, this is the result of three pages written about life in a youth shelter and how she overcame her hardships.
“Kids are worried about what they’ll be and parents worry about their children not doing anything (or enough) with their life. This piece should give listeners an idea that life is what you make of it. You can be whatever you wanna be just as long as you start somewhere and keep yourself educated about everything.” -Ryan Lawless
Ryan created this piece during YMP’s and SFAI’s 4th Annual Summer Intensive. Enjoy this heartfelt and inspirational story!
“Little Lost Fish” was created by Marga Blanco. Having just moved to the USA two months prior to joining YMP’s and SFAI’s Summer Intensive, she made a wonderfully moving and creative story based on a dream she once had. The dream is of a little lost fish, but be not fooled by the name or the dream, this piece carries many thought-provoking questions about what it means to be human. In Marga’s words: “This piece is based on a dream I had and a nightmare as well. It is about finding yourself in this vast wold and knowing where you will fit in.” ENJOY!
Please support and check out Marga’s piece on NPR’s YouthCast.
What Ari Rappaport said about his YMP/SFAI Summer Intensive piece is quite the understatement. While it is a collection of poetry, there is nothing ‘mere’ about them. The philosophies Ari dives into are nothing short of extrodinary- through his poems he creates worlds of wonder about the most fundamental ideas of how to live.
Enjoy the poetic philosophies of Ari Rappaport!
Teddy Garcia, an 8th grader at McKinley Middle school, came to Youth Media Project’s 2011 Summer Intensive at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Her story is one of hardships, growing up around drugs and ending up going to different foster families. She describes her life like a river. In her words, “This is about my story, like a river, and how I got adopted.”
“Dream On” was written, produced and created by Javier Sernas in Youth Media Project’s 4th annual Summer Intensive. Working with YMP as well as Perish1 and Lisa Donahue of the Santa Fe Art Institute, Javier decided to focus his aural creation on dreams. In Javier’s words: “My piece is about dreams- as in the kinds of dreams you have when you sleep.” Enjoy!