The ADSB and FutureSSM have partnered to bring internationally recognized Anishinaabe hip-hop muralist, Que Rock to Sault Ste. Marie. Originally from Nipissing First Nation and currently based in Toronto, Que Rock has earned national recognition as a member of the Mighty Zulu Kingz, DDT (Dirty Defiant Tribe), and Ready to Rock.
His murals have been exhibited across Canada and internationally in places such as France, Italy and Japan. He has designed murals for Cirque du Soleil and Red Bull.
Throughout the week of November 18, Que Rock will hold a series of student workshops at three ADSB high schools. The workshops will explore the origin story of Hip Hop Culture (including murals and street art) and First Nations contribution to the foundation.
On November 19, with the guidance of Que Rock, teachers and students from White Pines, as part of the Arts and Culture Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program, will be painting and/or assisting in the painting of a mural inside their school. Media is welcome to attend.
The day before, the same Grade 10 White Pines students will spend the day with Que Rock in workshops focused on hip hop and story-telling.