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.
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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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They’re back!!! Hip Hop Saves Lives / WAN-LUV informed us that the Brown Rice Family are returning to Red Rooster in Harlem. If you want to check out this winning band of the “WNYC Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs” they will be performing Tuesday, March 19, at 8pm at Red Rooster in Harlem.
WAN-LUV is an Afro-Caribbean event series produced by Hip Hop Saves Lives, Negus World, Cocody Productions and Okai Musik.
Brown Rice Family are a world roots band jamming towards global solidarity and organic happiness. Check out their sound here – available on iTunes.
Previous post and Bio – WAN-LUV – Brown Rice Family Bio
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Rubble Kings – The story of NYC’s 1970s gang subculture and how it influenced the cultural phenomenon that is hip hop.
Friend to our blog Chad Harper of Hip Hop Saves Lives, brought to our attention a new documentary Rubble Kings. An important documentary about courage, hope and survival against all odds. This movie is pretty much finished. Unfortunately it can not be shown beyond festivals or private screenings because of music rights and archival footage that must be cleared. Being able to pay for the songs and footage in this film is crucial to telling this story accurately and in its truest form. It is almost there but just needs a little help in order to keep this film authentic and how the public deserves to see it in its true art form. Chad says “Put your money where your mouth is all you hip hop heads, if you are tired of this crap being force fed to our youth then lets make a difference.”
RUBBLE KINGS is a story of survival, hope and empowerment that resonates with audiences from all backgrounds and walks of life. It’s a testament to the influential power of a group of individuals and their ability to inspire a global movement.
You can do the same. We still have a ways to go on this journey! Every donation counts, and brings us one step closer to our goal!
Please help by donating and inspiring others to do the same.
RUBBLE KINGS KICKSTARTER PAGE
NOTE: There are plenty of ways to help. If you cannot help financially then help by spreading the word – repost, facebook or tweet this kickstarter post to all of your friends.
Music / Art / History.
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WAN-LUV at RED ROOSTER in Harlem featuring BROWN RICE FAMILY this Wednesday, February 6, 2013. They will be performing from 8:00pm until 11:00pm.
WAN-LUV is an Afro-Caribbean event series produced by HIP HOP SAVES LIVES, NEGUS WOLRD, COCODY PRODUCTIONS and OKAI MUSIK.
Brown Rice Family is today’s freshest world roots band jamming towards global solidarity and organic happiness. Guided by a strong belief in the natural flow of things. BRF provides the masses with a distinctively organic World Roots Music, which encompasses reggae, hip-hop, dance hall, afro-beat, jazz stylings, rock, brazilian, Latin, and funk.
See you there!
310 Lenox Ave., at West 125th, New York, New York 10027
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It’s going down in Brooklyn Thursday night December 13, 2012. Twelve Tribes, Hip Hop Saves Lives and Misbehavior invite you to HIP HOP SAVES LIVES HOLIDAY PARTY!!
Check out their VIDEO INVITE. (Nice spontaneous rap at the end guys)
If you’re going to leave Harlem for a Holiday Party, this is the one and BK is the place to be this Thursday!
TIME: 8pm until late
PLACE: Free Candy 905 Atlantic Avenue (C train to Clinton and Washington) Brooklyn, NY
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WAN-LUV is back with a special GIVING THX ADDITION! We are thankful for our kids debut album release which is only $5 so everyone is taking one home! And all proceeds go to us taking our KIDS HELPING KIDS program to PARIS!!! Yes to Paris launching in JAN 2013!!!! ALL FRENCH PEEPS IN NYC “STAND -UP”!!!!!!! Be apart of the world-wide movement to take back the name of HIP HOP and use it for it original purpose, SAVING LIVES! Also it’s our NIGIST MARIE-GUMDROP’S B-DAY PARTY!!!! So dancers REPORT TO THE DANCE FLOOR!!!!!!! Let’s show MAD-LUV
PLEASE WATCH AND FORWARD THE EVENT COMMERCIAL TO HELP PROMOTE!!! THX
70 West 3rd Street, New York, New York 10012
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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
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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