Testimonials

“[The Borough most Thorough was a positive experience] because I learned about hip hop and got the opportunity to create a song and have fun with it. I learned about hip hop and how many counts are in one bar. I learned how to freestyle and rhyme words easily. I enjoyed writing the song and recording it and the games we played. I would definitely recommend The Borough Most Thorough! Off the chain! Thank you!”

-East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club participant

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“I learned a lot of how long and complicated the writing process for music can be and what components are needed to make a popular rap song. I would recommend this program to those who aspire to pursue music as a profession.”

-Dorset Park participant

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“The Borough Most Thorough was a positive experience because I got to interact with other musicians and talk about the difficulties. It would be cool if we had one more week! And two days of recording time!”

-Malvern TPL participant

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“I learned how to count beats and how to freestyle. I would recommend Jen, because she understood everything about everybody and she cared.”

-East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club participant

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“The thing I liked was the recording part of the program. It was really fun and I would love to do it again.

-East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club participant

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“I love the TBMT program. It is innovative and hits a population of youth who don’t often have relevant fun programming that can incorporate education, self esteem, critical thinking, etc. TBMT is one in a movement of programming that uses Hip Hop Culture as a tool of engagement and I believe they’re doing a very good job. The growth throughout the past 3 years has shown its success and I hope that we can serve even more Scarborough neighbourhoods in the future.”

-Mario Murray, Executive Director of Beatz 2 Da Streetz

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“It gave me several skills like quick thinking and it extended my knowledge of lyrics and lyric writing. First off, [I enjoyed] the food! The instructors were helpful and kind. They gave a great working environment.”

-Malvern TPL participant

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“This program is amazing and I’ve been so privileged to watch it grow. It gives chances to community youth to explore something they might want to get into as a profession or even give them a new interest. It’s a chance to learn about music, work with a supportive staff and get to know youth and what inspires them. As a teacher, I learned that even outside of the classroom, I love what I do. These youth are SO innovative and are very smart to take on community opportunities like these. Scarborough is really lucky to have a program like TBMT.”

-Jennifer D. Fabico, TBMT Program and Outreach Coordinator, Scarborough Arts Council

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“The Borough Most Thorough was exactly what I expected. I have always been searching for a collection of fellow artists to pool and enhance skills. You come out more confident and really learn whether or not you love what you do. It is also a unique opportunity to create an original song.”

-Dorset Park participant

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“I highly recommend it. Great job Jen and Daniel!”

-Dorset Park participant

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“I really liked this program. This was the best program I have been to.”

-Heart Beatz participant

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“[I would recommend it] to people who do or don’t like hip hop, because it sheds a new light on your view of what hip hop is.”

-Malvern TPL participant

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“The Borough Most Thorough taught me about music writing and the making of the music process. [I enjoyed] meeting cool people like Dan-e-o and just focusing on music.”

East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club participant

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“TBMT was a great experience; the program to me is like the mini remix project. As a person involved in different organizations and music throughout the city, TBMT is a great program to be a part of. Continue to grow and strive for change through music.”

– Chris Murray, CreAction-Media

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