October 12th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Chad Harper (Hip Hop Saves Lives) and Negus World bring you  “Let’s Take It Higher” at Carnegie Hall November 3rd, 2013 at 8:30 pm.  A Kids Helping Kids Benefit Concert for Clean Water in Haiti.  Please repost and retweet or buy tickets  for a very good cause to help sell out their concert at CARNEGIE HALL!

This night celebrates hip hop’s African roots and honors the father of hip hop, DJ Kool Herc.  He is credited with developing the breakbeat, a percussion solo that originated in indigenous African culture as a way to communicate, worship, and perform ceremonies.  Students of the youth program Kids Helping Kids: a Hip Hop Experience open the show. Other performers include Nice and Smooth, a group that embodies hip hop’s culture, a special performance honoring health and birthing rights activist Ruth Lubic, and world roots artists Zing Experience and Brown Rice Family, representing the music that inspired hip hop.

HarlemCondoLife also just received word from Hip Hop Saves Lives that The Associated Press http://www.ap.org/, (arguably the best journalism in the world that was founded in 1846, AKA the Marines of journalism “the first in, the last out”) has just agreed to do a piece on RAKIM AT CARNEGIE HALL!!!!!!!!!!!! Big and exciting news as everyone involved have been working so hard towards this event.

Hip Hop has never looked so good!  Tickets available at  www.carnegiehall.org. See you there!

For further information on Kids Helping Kids click on LINK.

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July 26th, 2013 by harlemhouse

Kids helping Kids is a youth program where children are taught humanity through hip hop.  Listen to the explanation on “why hip hop” by Founder and CEO “Chad Harper” of Hip Hop Saves Lives and learn more about this organization and their upcoming appearance at Carnegie Hall.

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LET’S TAKE IT HIGHER!

Hip Hop was birthed out of a gang truce in the South Bronx that happened on Dec. 8th 1971. This gang truce was celebrated weekly as all the gangs would come together and party in honor of the peace. A gang called The Ghetto Brothers which was formed as a gang to create peace was behind this treaty and weekly parties. The Ghetto Brothers were also a live band and performed each week at the celebrations. From these parties the culture of Hip Hop woud be born. Kool Herc began DJing on Aug 11th 1973 which is Hip Hop’s official birthday. Kool Herc is credited as the father of Hip Hop because he extended the break beat by playing two of the same record and looping the break beat over and over. This he called the Merry-go-round. This dj technique is what created Break dancing or what the original Hip Hop heads call Breakin’. The extended break beat ignited dance battles and crews formed to compete. As the word spread of the new dj and dance style DJ Kool Herc’s parties became the most popular in the Bronx. He then got a microphone and began to give shout outs to his friens and local celebrites at the parties. This was the birth of the MC or rapper. This addition would transform the community culture of celebrating peace to a music form that would cirlce the globe!
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My name is Chad Harper. Founder and CEO of Hip Hop Saves Lives, a non-profit organization that teaches humanity through Hip Hop by celebrating the works of everyday heroes around the globe through songs and videos. My brother Johwell St-Cilien founded an organization called Negus World. Negus means KING in an ethiopean language. His organization is a self empowerment movement around the world. Johwell also was a dancer and became a well known videograher in the dance community in NYC. We came together to create a youth program entitled KIDS HELPING KIDS; A HIP HOP EXPERIENCE. In this program we don’t just teach humanity through Hip Hop we create young humanitarians.
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To celebrate Hip Hop’s 40th birthday we are taking Hip Hop’s original principles of PEACE LOVE UNITY AND HAVIN’ FUN which were outlined by the God Father of Hip Hop Afrika Bambaataa and going to Carnegie Hall for our youth to perform their intelligent music created in our program honoring everyday heroes. Hip Hop is American roots music so our youth will be joined on stage by world roots bands Brown Rice Family and Zing Experience.
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This event is important to show our youth and youth around the world that there is a stage and most importantly an audience for intelligent music.
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People around the world have their expressed dissapointment concerning the current state of hip hop for its negative language and actions towards its own community. THis current music is NOT what Hip Hop was founded on and we are here to take back the name Hip Hop and educate on the difference between Hip Hop and Rap music. One can rap about what ever they like and create Rap music but Hip Hop was founded on a peace treaty that created unity and expressed love, all while having fun!
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If you love the true principles of Hip Hop and feel it’s important for the youth to have a tool that they love and can use to express themselves positively, then we need your support. We all know the power and influence of Hip Hop. We must make sure it continues to do what it was intended to do. We will see you at Carnegie Hall.
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*Please help to spread the word about Hip Hop Saves Lives by tweeting, reposting or sharing this information within your community. You can also help by going to their Event Link NOW and buy a t-shirt or more to help the kids program to perform this November 3rd at Carnegie Hall.

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July 10th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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Live at Red Rooster tonight Wednesday, July 10th come see ZING EXPERIENCE  from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm.  If you are unfamiliar check out a few of their songs on Youtube below.  “If you know your history, you know who you are and where you are going.”  – Zing Experience

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January 12th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
I came across this powerful message below on one of my friend’s Facebook page. It’s moving, powerful and speaks for itself. It must be passed on. Let’s remember what happened one year ago today in Haiti.

At 4:53 p.m. on January 12th, 2010, more than one-quarter of a million people lost their lives in the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that sent 33 aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 4.2 to 5.9 and left more than 3 million people in need of emergency aid. Please stop what you’re doing at 5pm on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 to remember those who perished in last year’s devastating earthquake, and to pray for those still in desperate need of help.

Too many people have forgotten about the earthquake  in Haiti and the many lost in this tragedy. Awareness can change all of that. Invite your friends by clicking here and posting this to your profile…

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May 10th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife

It has been several months since the horrible earthquake occurred in Haiti and there are still ways we can all assist in toward relief efforts right here in Harlem.

A select group of professionals representing various companies, such as ESSENCE Magazine, have joined forces to raise funds for Haiti by hosting a charity brunch. The Haiti Rebirth Charity Brunch will take place Saturday, May 15, from 12:00pm to 4:00p at Columbia University’s Faculty House Presidential Ballroom, which is located at 64 Morningside Drive. The event will be emceed by DeMarco Morgan, Weekend Anchor, NBC4, and will include an art exhibition, silent auction, entertainment, Haitian cuisine and a panel discussion exploring the issues related to the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. Proceeds from the brunch and silent auction will benefit Habitat for Humanity International and its effort to provide earthquake survivors with short-term shelter and long-term transitional homes.

To purchase tickets to the Haiti Rebirth Charity Brunch on May 15, click here.

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April 29th, 2010 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

HIP HOP SOUL JAM – A Celebration of Emerging Artists Performing For a Cause

Next Thursday May 6th, 2010 at The Shrine Bar in Harlem, marks the launch of Hip-Hop Soul Jam, a quarterly performance series showcasing emerging hip hop soul artists making music for a purpose.  The event, conceived and produced by Hip Hop Saves Lives Founder Chad Harper, aims to expose new and positive talent in the hip hop soul community, while using the power of genre of vital causes.

The event format will feature live performances by select local and international acts, highlight and benefit a chosen charity, and conclude with a DJ led dance party celebrating music genres of the Black Diaspora and bringing together actors in the entertainment community.

“We want to give a spotlight to quality hip hop soul artists, those with a focus on saying something and creating music with artistic integrity, while showing the power of hip hop soul to effect change on a global level. We’ll place emphasis on acts who follow their words with actions, personifying Hip Hop Saves Lives’ motto, ‘We don’t just talk about it, we be about it,’” Harper said. To this end he has teamed up with co-producer Jake Bright, a DJ and Director of African focused Cocody Productions, twice recognized by award winning radio program Afropop Worldwide and having produced events for The Touch Foundation and Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive.

The inaugural event will feature performances by local artists including Gene Pritsker´s Sound Liberation, the concert will also feature Nahdi, Squala Orphan, Clarisa Rose, R-Kitech and Chanda Rule, as well Babaluku of Uganda and Makhtar from Senegal. The evening’s donations will benefit Charity Water (charitywater.org), which is currently working on providing earthquake survivors of Haiti with clean drinking water. Evening will also include a special photographic exhibit on Haiti by Bennett Raglin. AOC Fine Wines is sponsoring the red carpet reception.  

Hip Hop Saves Lives, founded by Chad Harper is a charitable/entertainment organization dedicated to using the powerof hip hop for global change. Its primary focus is clean water wells for Africa and educating the hip hop community on living green. Coming ventures include an on-line radio and TV show, news letter, and magazine  www.hiphopsaveslives.org


Shrine Bar, themed after the legendary artist Fela Kuti’s bar of the same name, is one of New York’s pre-eminent live music venues (www.shrinenyc.com).

See you all there!   HH

(red carpet interviews and wine reception 8:00pm – 8:45)


Cocody Productions (pronounced Cocoa Dee), formed in New York by Directors Tunde Agboke, Jake Bright, and Ken Oriwa, produces upscale events showcasing art, music, film, non-profit activities, business, and fashion of Africa and the African Diaspora.  CONTACT: Jake Bright  347-204-7576 // Jake@Cocodyproductions.net


*To read the full artile on this event click on the link below
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HIP HOP SOUL JAM – Thursday May 6th
from 9pm – 1am at The Shrine Bar
2271 Adam Clayron Powell Jr. Blvd,
bet. 133rd & 134th St. New York, NY

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For more information about Hip Hop Soul Jam, Hip Hop Saves Lives and Cocody Productions please contact Chad Harper at Chadharper@hiphopsaveslives.org or Jake Bright at Jake@cocodyproductions.net

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March 15th, 2010 by

By HarlemOnaBudget

This Thursday Harlem Children’s Zone is hosting a fund raiser to support UNICEF’S Haitian Relief efforts at the Dwyer Cultural Center.  The evening will feature performances by local artists and a silent auction including dinner for two at Chez Lucienne, private showings at local galleries, and personal drawing classes. It is completely free to attend but there is a suggested donation of $10 and guests are strongly encouraged to participate in the auction—it is a fund raiser after all!

 I for one am excited to hear about and attend this event, make a donation, and enjoy the show. Join me and show your love for Haiti!

Harlem Loves Haiti: Whatever it Takes for Harlem’s Kids
Thursday, March 18, 2010
5:00pm-9:00 PM
Harlem Children’s Zone at the Dwyer Cultural Center
258 St. Nicholas Avenue (123rd Street)
For more information: 212-360-3255

Email: info@hcz.org  

Admission: $10 suggested donation

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January 24th, 2010 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

UPDATE  Jan. 26th:  Just wanted to post an Update that HARLEM VINTAGE  sold out every bottle of Haitian Rum “Barancourt” last night at the tasting they had for donating to “New Yorkers For Haiti” Way to go Harlem for showing support for a good cause!

THIS MONDAY NIGHT   Jan. 25th

TWO Great Events To Checkout – Jan. 24th & Jan. 25th.

SUNDAY Jan. 24rd.  Go Jets! “Nectar” Wine Bar (& Beer) are showing the Jets Game today. Kickoff time is at 3:00 PM.  “Wear some Jets gear and get a free beer.”

MONDAY Jan. 25th from 5:00-8:00 PM.  Join “Harlem Vintage” next door to Nectar, for a tasting party for the HAITIAN RUM “Barbancourt.”  Make a small donation to join the tasting.  All proceeds of the sale of Barancourt ($22.99) and the tasting will be matched by Harlem Vintage and donated to the charity “New Yorkers for Haiti”

Props to Jai Jai & Eric for doing something to help make a difference with donations for Haiti and “New Yorkers for Haiti”

Harlem Vinatge #212-866-WINE

Netcar #212-961-9622

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January 22nd, 2010 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

Foodies celebrate!!!  Two great events kick off this week.  NYC Restaurant Week and Dine Out For Harlem.

Restaurant Week is upon us.   I would love to see Harlem restaurants participating, as I’ve previously mentioned on HarlemCondoLife.  Perhaps what’s needed is Restaurant Week: Uptown.  Or perhaps something uniquely local.  After all this is Harlem.  In any event, contact the City, the restaurants,  local entrepreneurs, and let them know your thoughts and let us know how we can help.

More importantly THIS SUNDAY select restaurants nationwide are participating in Dine Out For Haiti.  Ten percent of the proceeds will go to charity.  This is fantastic no matter what.  But again it would be great to see Harlem restaurants on the list.  So again, contact the event organizer, your local favorite restaurants, local entrepreneurs, and let them know you’d welcome their participation, and keep us posted on your thoughts and progress.

Be The Change.

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January 21st, 2010 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse 01/20/2010

Seeing this little Haitian boy, after 7 days, being pulled from the rubble today… in my opinion is the “meaning of life” I can’t see this image enough… and the innocence of joy that it represents. What a precious moment for humanity.

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