South African Heroes – Emile Jansen

Emile Jansen is a hip-hop pioneer from Cape Town. He is also the founder of both Heal the Hood Project and Black Noise. The Heal the hood project is currently active in 8 schools around the Western Cape, teaching Hip hop Dance, Art and writing (rap and short stories). Emile wants young people to see their potential, travel overseas and see their artistic ability as a way to survive. He has spoken to more than 80 000 youth through national motivational school’s tours and He has helped over 189 kids who traveled to performed internationally. An ex-school teacher, Emile is very active in the local communities as a teacher and guidance counsellor and he’s also written several books and released DVDs on hip hop culture.


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