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QC NERVE | We Rock Charlotte to Release New Student Album with Visuals

'Magical Human Coding' release party set for May 6 at IPH

Ryan Pitkin May 4, 2023

It may seem that, with the rise of streaming and decline in popularity of cable channels like MTV, music videos don’t play as significant a role in the lives of children today as they did two or three decades ago. At local arts and music nonprofit We Rock Charlotte, however, the kids haven’t forgotten. In fact, students there are getting a crash course in all steps of the music video process.

On May 6, We Rock Charlotte will celebrate the release of a new student album, Magical Human Coding, along with accompanying music videos and animated shorts put together by more than 150 youths over four months at the organization’s home studios in Optimist Park.

Scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, the student album and music video release party will take place at Independent Picture House just north of NoDa, featuring a screening of the students’ music videos and animated shorts followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with those students to go over their creation process.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the hard work and creativity of our music students and workshop participants with this release party,” said We Rock Charlotte Executive Director Brit Swider. “This event is not only a celebration of their accomplishments, but also a chance for our students to spark connection with our community.”


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