June 10 – June 17 // Artists in Residence
Home City: Denver, CO
Combining humor, playfulness, radical political perspectives, compassion and undeniable musical chops, Wheelchair Sports Camp is unlike any other hip-hop act around. Fronted by the wheelchair bound MC/beat -maker/activist/educator/shit-talker Kalyn, the band is a combination of live and electronic instruments with a more noisy, jazzy, experimental, combination to the traditional hip-hop group. The band has been featured on the cover of the Village Voice as well as in SPIN Magazine, Huffington Post, High Times Magazine and more. You can’t really pin Kalyn’s beats and collaborators to a specific era or subgenre of hip-hop, and she always switches up her configuration and presentation and methodology while making the music happen in consistently fascinating ways.
During their stay at the Music District, the band was paired with two local at-risk youth facilities, Remington House and Turning Point. The band then lead day long experiential learning workshop around beat-making, songwriting and digital audio skills. These workshops were based around the band’s work with Denver non-profit Youth on Record. They then capped their residency with a headlining show at the Downtown Artery.