Youth on Record Hires Three New Team Members
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Andrea Viarrial-Murphy 720.620.0790 Andrea@YouthonRecord.org
Youth on Record Hires Three New Team Members Youth on Record is changing lives. One classroom at a time.
“Youth on Record empowers Colorado’s underserved youth by employing local, professional artists as their educators. Hiring Babah Fly, former Partner Artist, and JuiceBox, former Fellow, as teaching artists was the next right thing for our students.” said Brent Adams, Director of Programs.
Babah Fly has been a staple in the Denver Hip-Hop scene since 1998. With conscious lyrics and an energetic high pitched delivery over his uniquely crafted beats, he started making a name for himself performing in underground graffiti art venues around Denver. Babah Fly studied under Jazz trumpeter Ron Miles for a number of years while attending college at UCD majoring in music production and engineering. Babah Fly has shared the stage with a number of Hip-Hop’s pioneers including: KRS-One, Slick Rick, De La Soul, Kool Keith, Living Legends Crew, Zion I and many more.
JuiceBox of Paradise, aka JuiceBizzy started writing lyrics in middle school and formed an acoustic hip hop band called Revenge of a New Generation with Mona Magno (YOR teaching artist). In high school, JuiceBox found his second musical group RealMusic.Records and was introduced into Denver’s underground hip-hop scene. JuiceBox can also be found working alongside Mona again as the Financial Operations Manager for Free Music For Free People (FM4FP), a community media organization that provides media exposure for artists, activists, community leaders, and like-minded organizations through videos, open-mics, fundraisers, and events. JuiceBox is also a graduate of the YOR Fellowship program and co-host for My Youth on Record Interrupted.
“COVID has created stress for all of us, and it is incredibly important that we reach our youth wherever they are. Angela’s background in marketing, nonprofits, and music is the perfect fit to grow our visibility both locally and nationally, so we can continue giving our youth the tools to become the leaders of tomorrow” said Andrea Viarrial-Murphy, Director of Visibility.
Whaley has worked with some of the best in the business including HBO, AT&T, American Red Cross, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Comic Relief/Red Nose Day, Hand in Hand with Scooter Braun Projects & Den of Thieves, National Geographic, (RED), Feeding America, and more. Whaley also co-founded Music Minds Matter, a nonprofit focused on the brain health and mental wellness of our music community, and became a Mental Health First Aid instructor in February 2020.
About Youth on Record
YOR recognizes that education alone can not solve for systemic injustice, nor can it, alone, liberate youth. Art is a powerful tool, but it also cannot bear the sole responsibility for creating more equitable communities. Still, education and art, when integrated under the right framework, are powerful tools toward liberation and equity.
YOR’s education, music, and community programs are designed to help young people become more free, more rooted in their personal power, and better able to thrive in spite of systems and circumstances that dis-empower and marginalize them.
YOR designs and implements strengths-based, music-centered programs intended to equip young people from historically under-resourced communities with the skills needed to find success in life–by advancing their academic success, increasing their economic opportunities and career skills, and strengthening their community connections and networks.
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