Freestyle Union Cypher Workshop
The Cypher Workshop for MCs, poets and vocalists is a donation based community vibe session. It's open to the public. Artists and supporters of the cypher are welcome to attend. You must receive permission ahead of time in order to record with a camera.
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 organizer creates safe spaces for artists and non-artists alike to be more confident in "getting open". This freestyle rap (improv song circle) is held bi-weekly in NYC. Toni also facilitates Cypher Workshops for companies & organizations to help participants heighten theiraccess to creativity, improve critical thinking skills, be more confident and to think on their feet. Toni's approach is about guiding the energy, providing in the moment coaching and encouragement and building community.