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OBSESIÓN (Cuban hip-hop) and DJ's Underdog + Cortega

Obsesión - Live at American University

Obsesión duo Magia López and Alexey Rodriguez (“el tipo este”) are traveling all the way from Cuba to give a short performance and to talk about race in Cuba and the content of their music. López and Rodriguez are at the forefront of a cultural revolution in Cuba – a renaissance that is using hip-hop to challenge age-old misconceptions about power, race, identity, and gender.


August 30, 20132 years ago

Nomadic Wax and pH MUSIC present the next installment of the "Internationally Known" Global Hip Hop Series

Friday, October 4
7 – 10 pm
2001 14th St NW
Washington, DC
(enter on U St NW downstairs)

Nomadic Wax and pH MUSIC present the next installment of the “Internationally Known” Global Hip Hop Series….

Featuring renowned global and progressive MCs:
Amkoullel (Mali)
Chosan (Sierra Leone)
and special guest hosts Dumi RIGHT the original Brother from the Mother and activist and MC Waterflow (Wageble)

Global Grooves Soundscape by
DJ Plainview

Continuing the tradition of bringing you unique, progressive hip hop artists from around the globe and activists as seen and heard in Nomadic Wax mixtapes and videos

About the artists:

Amkoullel, a critically acclaimed Malian rapper, sings about self-image, immigration and respect. He’s among a new generation of young rappers in Mali, mixing traditional instruments with new themes. He has played all over the world, performing with Malian legends Salif Keita, Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate.

Even before Mali’s political upheavals in 2012, he had attracted the attention of the government.He created an association called Plus Jamais Ça — “never again” — and released the song “SOS.” It was a cry for help to the government, or anyone, to stop what was happening in the turbulent north of his country, where radical Islamists took control last year and banned all music except Quranic verses.

Chosan was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone West Africa. After an escape to Canada and then a relocation to London, a love affair with Hip-Hop began which would take him across the Atlantic to New York. Chosan has released two indie albums ‘The Beautiful Side Of Misery” & “Diamond In The Dirt” to critical acclaim, and impressive reviews.

Chosan was also hand picked by Grammy award wining artist Kanye West to consult and serve as the narrative voice on the multi platinum video single “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” from Kanye West’s “Late Registration” album. Chosan is also a community youth activist in the Creative Arts, & Education Through out the Brooklyn, Harlem and the Bronx. Chosan’s music exemplifies the connection between the struggle of Africans and African-Americans as demonstrated in his latest poignant video “Hoodie Up.”

August 23, 20132 years ago

All new! Judith Sloan's YO MISS! at NYU

Stories from Judith Sloan’s YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide

Presented by the Center for Spiritual Life at NYU

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 7PM

At NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, Grand Hall

238 Thompson Street

Free and open to the public. Reservations: 212-998-4900

Or sign up on line –  http://tinyurl.com/StoriesFromYOMISS-JSloanNYU

Fusing the art of theatre and radio, YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide, is an eye- and ear-witness account of one artist navigating a maze of miscommunications and memories, while breaking down assumptions that divide residents of a city who live in close proximity but come from conflicting worlds. Sloan remixes her experiences of a lifetime as she transforms into a multitude of characters, in this sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-seeking show. Excerpts from the full play, this concert performance, written and performed by Judith Sloan, eatures a live band including multi-instrumentalist MiWi La Lupa (Red Baraat), and DJ/Sound Engineer Luke Santy, actor/beat-boxer Chesney Snow. Directed by Bob Berky. Assistant Director Chesney Snow. A talkback moderated by Marcella Runell Hall (Co-Director of NYU Center for Spiritual Life), along with Judith Sloan, Rabbi Yehuda Sarna and Imam Khalid Latif on opening up cross-cultural and cross-religious dialogues follows the performance


Co-sponsored by the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized StudyEarSay and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

YO MISS! By Judith Sloan is a project of EarSay, developed with Morgan Jenness and Viper Records.
Music consultants Frank London, MiWi La Lupa. Script consultants Warren Lehrer and Touré “Southpaw” Harris.
Additional Outreach Support from City LoreNomadic Wax and Hip Hop Education Center
Link to recent article about Judith Sloan in Woman Around Town. 
Link to article in New York Times about inception of project.
Thanks to 
Special thanks to Joanna Settle for direction of work-in-progress fall 2012.
Special thanks to Michael Dinwiddie for development of early workshop performances. 


August 15, 20132 years ago

Home + A Dream Foreclosed Mixtape & Book Launch TONIGHT!

We’ve traveled the globe to record the voices of people who are standing up for their right to a home. Join us to celebrate the official launch of:

A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home by Laura Gottesdiener


Home: a musical conversation on the global fight for housing produced by Housing is a Human Right & Nomadic Wax, in association with the Cornel West theory.

THURSDAY, August 15
Powerhouse Arena
37 Main St, DUMBO, Brooklyn 

Featuring DJ Boo + Live Performances by John Wesley Moon of Cornel West theory, Hired Gun, Avalon the Dawn and Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

Presented by Housing is a Human Right, Nomadic Wax, Zuccotti Park Press, Waging Nonviolence, the Cornel West theory, AlterNet, NESRI, Good Old Lower East Side, Essential Information, powerhouse Arena, and Adelante Alliance

About A Dream Foreclosed
Published by Zuccotti Park Press and inspired by a series of articles written for the online magazine Waging Nonviolence, A Dream Foreclosed traces the lives of four families as they weather the worst of the economic crisis and help catalyze a national movement to make housing a human right. Through interviews from leading housing experts, activist lawyers and families fighting foreclosure and eviction, the book takes a piercing look at economic and racial injustice — as well as an inspiring vision of the potential to fight back against, and re-imagine, this system. Bestselling author Naomi Klein calls it “an inspiring book,” while Ralph Nadar writes, “Laura Gottesdiener has the acute eye and pen of a progressive star with extraordinary talent. Her words should grip you with motivational indignation.”

About Home
Original verses and tracks from a global cast of artists are woven together with first-person testimonies of people who are standing up for their right to housing, from the United States to South Africa. Seamlessly mixed together by DJ Boo, with the production of political hip hop heavyweights the Cornel West theory, the mixtape offers an intimate glimpse into the perspective of everyday people fighting for their homes. Produced by NomadicWax and Housing is a Human Right, in association with the Cornel West theory. Boston based Notable Productions handled all mixing and mastering duties.

Download the mixtape for free here (and pass it around): http://nomadicwax.bandcamp.com/track/home-housing-is-a-human-right


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July 25, 20132 years ago

Heal the Hood Project


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On the 26th & 27th of July, please help the Heal the Hood Project fill Artscape Theater (in Capetown, South Africa) with 1500 kids who are unable to afford going to the theater. Please buy an R 60 ticket to “BREAK” to help break the norm that fuels the Cape Flats societal ills.

The Heal the Hood Project wants to send these young people to a Hip Hop Dance Theater production called “B.R.E.A.K.” Through BREAK, the Heal the Hood projects seeks to create new spectators and a sense of responsibility among their global community. They recognize that many of the dancers in their production have never been exposed to Hip Hop Dance Theater before due to their economic status. Therefore, they want to provide the opportunity to the youth of South Africa, including young people from Blikkiesdorp, Khayelitsha, Lavender Hill, Lotus River, Manenberg, Mitchells Plain, Ceres, Atlantis to attend the Artscape Theater.

Please visit the website below to contribute or buy tickets:

People from outside of South Africa have been finding it hard to buy BREAK tickets for kids from compu-ticket, so please Electronically Transfer your donation to:-
Name:- Heal the Hood Project
Bank:- Standard Bank
Branch:- Blue Route
Branch Code:- 025609
Account #:- 072055065
Swift Code:- SBZAZAJJ
or email emileyx@gmail.com for more information/donations.
July 16, 20132 years ago

Shoko Festival 2012 (VIDEO)

Here is a short video recap of Shoko 2012 – just in time for the upcoming Shoko Festival 2013!

July 16, 20132 years ago

Our Word is Our Weapon - SHOKO (VIDEO)

Just in time for the upcoming Shoko 2013 festival. Check out this video called our Word is Our Weapon, a documentary on Shoko 2012.

June 21, 20132 years ago

Fete De La Musique 2013


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Make Music New York
IAM with special guest Rakim 

Fête de la Musique is a festival that began in
France in 1982, a free music festival to mark the summer solstice.
Introduced by the then-Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, the intention of the
festival was to promote music through free concerts and street performances.
Often known as ‘World Music Day’, the festival is now celebrated in more
than 460 cities in 110 countries worldwide.  In New York the day is called
‘Make Music New York’, and has been a celebration of free music in public
spaces across the city since 2009.

Two French groups will play in New York as part of the Fête de la Musique
celebrations on the 21st of June this year.

IAM with special guest Rakim will play the Summerstage in Central Park, 7:00
pm ­ 10:00 pm


May 3, 20132 years ago

Full B-Boy Battle: Trinity College International Hip Hop Festival (2012) [VIDEO]

At the 2012 Trinity International Hip Hop Festival, crews of 3 b-boys battled for a $500 prize.

Finalists: Funky Fifi Foofa Flava Floor Flops Universe and RUOK

Video Credits:
Series Producer: Nomadic Wax & World Hip Hop Market
Dance Crews: Funky Fifi Foofa Flava Floor Flops Universe, Con-Etiquettes, Insanity, Where You From, FU2, Kuda Air Max, Why So Mad, Just Us, RUOK (United Outkast)
Music: DJ Stealth
Event Host: Kid Glyde (Dynamic Rockers)
Cameras: Magee McIlvaine, Amanda Mansson, Andrew Bridge, Chioma Ozuzu, Michael Stewart
Editor: Magee McIlvaine
Producer: Greg Schick
Venue: Trinity College International Hip Hop Festival in Hartford, CT. (2012)


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