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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Local hip-hop artist Dessa will be joined by hundreds of students from Minneapolis Public Schools during an upcoming performance.

The musician teamed up with local composer Jocelyn Hagen to write a song that students will perform in late April.

One of the final rehearsals was held Friday at Patrick Henry High School.

“Today it was a lot of fun to hear how the tenors actually balanced the altos and how the pizzicato strings came through,” Dessa said.

Seven-hundred choir and orchestra students have been practicing the song for weeks.

“They made a lot of progress in just one day, so it’s really exciting to think about what it’s going to sound like in a month,” Hagen said.

The performance is the highlight of the Viva City Fine Arts Festival, which features art created by students.

There will be two concerts – both free and open to the public – at the Minneapolis Convention Center on April 28 and 29 at 7 p.m.

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