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Youth group from the Bahamas performs “Rake N’ Scrape” style of music.
GREENSBORO, NC – The championship game of the 2016 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament on Sunday, March 6, will feature a halftime performance by Rhythm N’ Youth.
Rhythm N' Youth is a Bahamian Performing Arts Youth Organization that is registered under the Commonwealth of the Bahamas' Ministry of Youth. It is the only youth group in the Bahamas that performs "Rake N' Scrape," a form of music birthed in the Bahamas by slaves.
“Rhythm N' Youth is doing our part in upholding our nation's culture and showing children that playing a drum or a saw is our gift not only to our families and our country, but to the world itself,” said Rhythm N’ Youth director Nathaniel Adams.
The group works to mesh the traditional Bahamian music style with rhythms from around the world, while acting as a mentorship program for the participating children. Formed in 2012, Rhythm N’ Youth consists of 13 schools in the Bahamas.
Rhythm N’ Youth has previously performed at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Vassar College and in the Springtime Tallahassee Parade with the Florida A&M University Rhythm Rushers. The group has performed at the Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournament the past two years.
2016 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament: The 2016 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be played March 2-6 in the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. The 15-team tournament will be capped off by the ACC Championship game at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, which will be nationally televised on ESPN. To purchase tickets and for more information on the full week of ACC festivities visit theACC.com/WBBtourney.