With support from the Hubert H. Humphreys Center for Democracy and Citizenship, IPR (The Institute of Production and Recording) has partnered with the Jackie Lee Robinson Foundation (named after the late Co-Founder of IPR, Jack Robinson) and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to create “IDEAWERKS®.”
Designed to create, manage, and maintain community based multimedia arts, music and recording technology after school programs, the “IDEAWERKS” Indigenous Creative Academy Program’s GrandOpening was held May 30th 2009 at the picturesque Powderhorn Park Recreation Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Special guest and keynote speaker was Mr. Morris Hayes, producer, artist, songwriter and long time musical director for Prince. Having been a close friend of Jack Robinson, Hayes spoke on Jack’s vision for IPR, their shared goal of educating under served children, and the beauty of seeing this dream come to fruition.
The first “IDEAWERKS” video clip-part one is a keynote speech given by special guest Mr. Morris Hayes, supporter of the Ideawerks Indigenous Creative Academy, IPR and the Jackie Lee Robinson Foundation.
An impromptu interview of special guest Morris Hayes. Conducted May 30th 2009 in the Ideawerks, Powderhorn Park Studio by Eddie Ciletti, Sr. Instructor at IPR and long time contributing writer to MIX Magazine, Lorenz Rychner, Musician and Editor Recording Magazine, Barry Rudolph, Pro-Engineer and contributing writer for MIX and Music Connection Magazine and Fernando Curiel, Editor Musico Pro Magazine.
Interview with Morris Hayes continued
To Learn More About Ideawerks Visit http://ideawerks.org/