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Creative Life
00000177-ba84-d5f4-a5ff-bbfc9ab20000Our series Creative Life discontinued on October 30th, 2017. It has been replaced by Ways of Life. The Creative Life archive lives on this page. Creative Life offered an audio tour of arts, culture, and inspiration on the Cape and Islands. Our region is rich with creative diversity, and so are the stories we tell.Creative Life is edited by Jay Allison.Creative Life is made possible by The Circle of Ten, ten local businesses and organizations committed to local programming on WCAI.

Hip Hop and History Team Up in New Bedford

Photo by Frankie Barros.

The Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) is a project between the National Park Service, and Third Eye Youth Empowerment in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Founded by Ben Gilbarg and Frankie Barrows. YAP members communicate national park themes  and local history through hip hop. 

Ben Gilbarg ( pictured above)  is a New Bedford native and YAP’s co-founder and mentor for YAP members like rapper Sky “Swych” Bento.

This piece comes through our production partners at Atlantic Public Media and their media training programs: The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Josephine is a graduate of the workshop - you can find out more about the program at  TRANSOM.ORG

Creative Life is edited by Jay Allison and made possible by the Circle of Ten - ten local business and organizations committed to local programming on WCAI. 

Credit Photo by Ben Gilbarg.
Sky “Swych” Bento and Josephine Opar during an interview at Ground Works in New Bedford, Massachusetts. April 2017.