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We envision resilient and empowered youth engaged with communities, growing together in artistic & intellectual excellence through music of the African Diaspora.
BUMP is a non-profit music education organization and our mission is to foster urban youth empowerment through African Diasporic music and mentoring by promoting musical proficiency, cultural literacy and resilience. Music of the African Diaspora thrives in countries and cultures throughout the world, where the seeds of African expressive practice have taken root. BUMP delivers a tool-kit of cultural knowledge that brings this heritage to all youth. In addition, our programs promote resilience, positive racial identity, and a host of skills that strengthen academic performance among African American youth in particular.
With board members across the Triangle and beyond, a partnership with Duke Memorial United Methodist Church and human resources from Triangle universities, our operations are founded on a broad collaborative base. Our programmatic vision is threefold: to create a body of unique and effective resources for teaching and learning; to provide high impact educational programs for youth; and to facilitate collaborative networks that affirm this vital cultural asset. We plan to officially launch BUMP: The Triangle with a series of BUMP Musicology Workshops serving up to 180 youth at six Triangle sites, at no cost to low-income families. We envision resilient and empowered youth engaged with communities, growing together in artistic & intellectual excellence through music of the African Diaspora.