Common & Kanye West Announce AAHH Music + Jobs Youth Festival In Chicago
Today, the Common Ground Foundation—Common’s education non-profit—and Donda’s House Inc—Kanye West’s youth and art non-profit— met with the Chicago Urban League to discuss both a promising new youth jobs initiative and an exciting new summer fest—AAHH! Fest 2014. The Common Ground Foundation and Donda’s House detailed from their Museum of Contemporary Arts press conference that they will be working toward commitments from "government, nonprofit and for-profit stakeholders to push for more funding and resources to create youth employment opportunities.”
The two artists are taking the initiative and announced the beginnings of AAHH! Fest which will notably feature a job-shadowing for community youths over the course of the two day festival. The job-shadowing program “allows youth to learn operations connected to producing a high-level outdoor special event.”
The festival’s day one will feature “a diverse, all-star line-up of talent from across the country and Chicago” while day two, curated by Kanye’s Donda House, will show off Chicago’s newest talents. Hosted at 6300 S. Hayed Drive from September 20-21, AAHH! Fest-- a festival that targets the city’s young unemployed and is positioned towards the tail-end of festival season-- is poised to hit all the right notes.