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202Creates Month Master Class

Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents 202Creates Month is still going strong! Join D.C.’s creative community for its 5th year of celebrating D.C.’s innovators, makers & doers, artists and entrepreneurs throughout all 8 Wards of the city.

The 202Creates program connects District residents with government resources, educational opportunities and spaces to support their projects. This results in the creation of business development tools, original media content and performances, as well as community-building events, activities and roundtables.

This annual 202Creates Month-long virtual celebration of the city’s creative community includes a candid conversation between D.C.’s own 2x RIAA Certified Gold Artist Tone P and YouTube’s Tuma Basa on September 17 at 2 p.m. EST to discuss lessons of success and the future of the music industry, and learn ways to remain relevant and profitable in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tone P is a 2x Gold Artist, producer, activist and songwriter whose music intertwines Rock, Go-go, and Hip-Hop that’s upbeat and guitar savvy, who lyrics touches on political issues, relationships, and reality with frequent call and response feels inspired by D.C.’s Go-Go music and culture. Tone P has been nominated at the Grammys, BET Awards and the BET Hip-Hop Awards. As an activist, Tone P is 1/5 of the #DontMuteDC pioneers which is an organization that preserves culture, influences and develops policy informing and activating the people.

Tuma is Director of Black Music & Culture at YouTube and focused on helping artists and labels get the full benefit of YouTube’s direct-to-fan tools through product education. Prior to YouTube, Tuma served as global programming head of hip-hop at Spotify where he was responsible for curating popular playlists for the service including RapCaviar, one of Spotify’s biggest and most popular playlists with over 9 million followers.

RSVP to secure your spot and access to the 202Creates Month programming on-demand. This year’s 202Creates programming is made possible in partnership with the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment; DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; and DC Executive Office of the Mayor.

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