The Cypher Workshop
The Cypher Workshop for MCs, poets and vocalists is held every 2nd & 4th Tuesday at Hi-Arts NYC, 215 East 99th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenue in East Harlem. It is free/donation based and open to the public. Both artists and supporters of the art are welcome to attend.
In her book Wisdom of the “Cypher” Toni defines the Cypher as: a 360 degree circle of sharing that centers on the exchanging of energy, information and ideas. Toni Blackman's work as an MC (rap artist) and as an arts organizer creates safe spaces for artists and non-artists alike to be more confident "getting open". The freestyle rap Cypher is held bi-weekly in NYC. Toni also facilitates Cypher Workshops for companies & organizations that help people to heighten access to creativity, improve critical thinking skills, be more confident and think on their feet.