June 5th, 2009

The Fly Girlz of Brownsville

With the dominance of NCLB protocol and the tightening of school budgets, arts education is too often put on the back burner. Luckily, students in NYC have access to the city’s diverse arts community and some innovative afterschool programs.

Watch this FaderTV video to learn about The Fly Girlz, 12 year old girls from Brownsville, Brooklyn. With the help of an organization called Representing NYC, which partners with schools and other community organizations, The Fly Girlz released a record that became a big hit with the Brooklyn indie music scene.

(The sound is in and out at points, but stick with it, it’s worth it!)

The Fly Girlz on Morning Edition [WNYC, 4/7/09]
More about Representing NYC
Fader Magazine

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Wikid! But such a shame about the sound….

There is nothing in this word that I would rather be than a Fly Girl. They make my life.

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