Our mission is to release dance music culture from the grips of addiction, dead end production and stigma by creating opportunities for development and presentation.
MCEM was created by artist Derek Jackson (Hi Tiger) and designed as a way to support artists from economically, geographically and culturally marginalized communities. Many local artists have contributed to this structure for sharing content and resources. Partnership and collaboration is happening across cultures and groups. Everyone loves a good beat and we are honored to create a space where a broad range of people can bring that love to life.
A DJ and Production meet-up for youth ages 11 - 16
Developed in collaboration with DJ Neutral
Coming Fall 2019
For more information and to enroll please visit:
Maine Center for Black Culture / Maine Center for White Culture
Currently on view:
From Ancient Africa to Contemporary America
Friday June 7th, 5 - 8pm - Reception
Monday June 10th, 6pm - Juneteenth Panel & Performance
Presented in collaboration with Oscar Mokeme, founder of The Museum of African Culture
This exhibition brings together the collection of Oscar Mokeme and the work of Hi Tiger juxtaposing ancient African craft and that of a contemporary Black American artist to engage conversations around Pan-Africanism, representations of gender in antiquity, and Afro-futurist revisioning. The exhibition is open while the work is being created and installed leading up to it's formal presentation in June 2019.
All photos on this site (except where indicated) copyright Hi Tiger 2018