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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
*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.
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
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…