North End Broadcasting: a new project from the peninsula of Portland, OR
Nestled between the Willamette and Columbia rivers is a peninsula just a stone's throw away from Portland Oregon. Friends and neighbors collaborating in the Beautiful Idea call it the North End and today the first of a number of projects emerges.
Portland is host to a thriving music scene both above and underground. The North End in particular has a reputation for its unique character and fostering amazing hip-hop. (http://www.oregonlive.com/portland-rap/) Some of this can be attributed to Roosevelt High School which produced spontaneous student protests this past week which included a march of 50 students who temporarily shut down bridges and roads and spurred student walk-outs in solidarity at several local schools. Additionally, the music teacher has installed a mini-recording studio in the closet of their classroom, encouraging students to lay down tracks.
Marrow PDX, located next-door to Anarres infoshop, resides on the boundary of North End close to Roosevelt, with a mission to create a safe space and social center for teens with its programming decided upon by its community. There is a real desire for music programming and access to infrastructure beyond the closet-recording-studio of their high school.
North End anarchists are collaborating with Proper Knocks to begin music education programs with a special focus on hip-hop and music production. We are now offering access to professional grade music production infrastructure within a private studio space as well as video production and editing services.
We hope our first video, Live From the Island by Donovan Trip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W2emgBwKhQ), will encourage other North End artists to step forward and grab the mic.