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Sunday, October 15th, 2017

casa del souel-ría
home birth: witches brew a new black arts movement - 3pm
172 hamilton avenue
staten island, ny 10301 [map]
Price: $10

a new black arts movement presents
home birth: witches brew 

revolutionary matriarchy: witches brew, witches knew. mothers are not sick, so why hospitalization?
engage in our communiversity around home birth, vaccinations and parenting. join our village as it takes one and many to raise our youth and a generation of revolutionary souls to unfold whats untold.
www.anewblackartsmovement.com
*logo by Ziedah Diata * photo by Debra Bernier
a new black arts movement

in the event we actually have our home birth, we will conduct a webinar on this day to facilitate the discussion.

location 
casa del soul-ría
172 hamilton avenue
staten island new york 10301

a new black arts movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. we are revolutionary matriarchal maroons.

this is a movement building upon the foundations of the black arts movement of the 1960’s founded by Baba Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, all freedom fighters, and our many other ancestors long before and after in the struggle for liberation.

we have launched the reinvention, re-imagining the significance and necessity of a black arts movement for today that is: internationalist, revolutionary matriarchal, and eco-socialist. a movement supporting majority oppressed nationality leadership and valuing the principles and characteristics of indigeneity. a new black arts movement views art as equivalent to politics.

free the land. free ALL political prisoners.

a new black arts movement is a community built on the continuation of an ancestral legacy to persist and exist beyond resistance. it is a movement that redefines, re-envisions, re-imagines, a black centered consciousness and way of being. a new black arts movement is the movement of the maroons. maroons and maroonage embody existence, resistance, and all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination. 

a new black arts movement is:

… the continuation of an ancestral legacy of divinity, a movement that remembers and draws from our purpose. our purpose is to live in harmony with mother earth, holding her center to our being and live in accordance with the universal law of nurture, nature, and respect to all beings. we strive to remember an indigenous way, a way that acknowledges and considers seven generations before us and seven generations ahead to assist in the spiritual and physical evolution of our people.

…the continuation of an ancestral legacy to honor womyn. to be revolutionary matriarchs and re-socialize men to be mothers and nurturers. to see beyond gender and evolve beyond the conditions and limitations society has placed upon all of us, especially our sisters, mothers, and daughters.

...the continuation of an ancestral legacy to practice self-determination. an overstanding of the need for a maroon nationality identity and leadership to determine the destiny and path to liberation according to respective communities throughout the world that choose to resist and exist against and outside the walls of an oppressive state.

… the continuation of an ancestral legacy to recognize the power of art being equivalent to politics. executing and witnessing the impact art has on the transformation of the soul and the necessity of science to engage in effective revolutionary politics.

...a new black arts movement’s purpose is to prefigure a new society guided by the principles of; mother earth centeredness, revolutionary matriarchy, maroon nationality / identity leadership, indigeneity, and art equivalent to politics. 

::freedom of mind, body, and spirit::

Friday, September 15th, 2017

The Westbury Inn
xspiritmental maroons indigenous black free(dom) dance party VII - 10p
673 Flatbush Avenue
brooklyn, ny [map]
Price: free

XSPIRITMENTAL MAROONS INDIGENOUS BLACK 
free(dom) dance party VI (every third black friday)
fri, Sept 15th 10pm till

because of you we got another spin, back to black. 

featuring special guest dj
Quinton Counts aka Dj Que Cee
https://www.mixcloud.com/quinton-counts/march-4th-session/DJ 
Nejma Shea - emcee; modern day ancient griot, soul inspirer 
goddess of ceremony
Souel Spiritchild Fénix will be touring through europa spreading the word and the work here. support Dj Que Cee and Nejma Shea as they hold it down and bring the vibes just deserved.

we work hard, we party hard. we revolutionize, we socialize. we actualize, we realize. 
we nurture, we freak shit up. we culture, we funk it up. chill out, wild out, be free.

Urban Art Beat
A New Black Arts Movement
still raising funds for Rikers, our international hip hop summercamp featuring the The cipher and continous work with the youth, so drink and party for a cause, never just cause but for a just cause.

xspiritmental.com anewblackartsmovement.com
#revolutionary #queer #freak #guiltypleasure #taboo #funk #hiphop#dancehall #afrobeat #worldtraveling

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Cavete
spirit Underground @ Cavete Marboogie - 22hr
Steinweg 12
Marburg, Germany
Germany [map]
Price: free

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Trauma im G-Werk / Marburg
Marburg Germany Jam - 12
Afföllerwiesen 3a, 35039 Marburg An Der Lahn, Hessen, Germany
[map]
Price: free

!!!!!!! JOIN OUR JAM !!!!!!!
Wie der Phönix aus der Asche sind wir nun auferstanden und melden uns zurück, um mit neuer Energie an die Tat zu gehen.

"If You Can Talk You Can Rap; If You Can Walk You Can Dance"

Besucher: 3€
Startgeld: 5€

!! DJs !!
Scarce One, Intruders, Köln
Chkoz, Underground Movement, Ulm
inSane, AWC, Marburg
Alexey, Qentaro, Marburg

!! Rapacts !!
Oculus MC, VOC Productz, Marburg
spiritchild, Zulu, Bronx, New York

!! Judges !!
Fatih Alan, TnT Crew, NRW
Juri, Duisburg, NRW
Crowd, AllovertheWorld
und andere

!! Hosts !!
Shake, Funky Harlekinz, Köln
Kabul, Funky Harlekinz, Marburg

!! Essen !!
Multikulti, Marburg

12:00 Musik und Dosenausgabe
Registration Battle

13:00 Openeing BBoy Cypher
Beginn Graffiti
Wandkonzept: Las Vegas

!!Für die Anmeldung: Wünschenswert ist es, wenn ihr euch kritisch mit dem Thema "Las Vegas" auseinandersetzt. Wichtig ist, dass das Ergebnis Trauma-Konform ist. Heißt: Rassismus, Sexismus und andere Formen der Diskriminierung sollten in dem Werk nicht enthalten sein!!

13:30 Preselection 2vs2
14:00 Preselektion Seven2Smoke

14:30 Beginn 2vs2 BBoying bis Halbfinale

16:30 Rapacts: Oculus MC
Spiritchild 
17:15 DJ Battle: Bubbi vs ... (Crowd Judged) 
17:30 MC Compliment Battle (Crowd Judged)

17:40 Impression Capoeira

18:00 Seven2Smoke
18:30 2vs2 Finale

20:00 Chill, Grill im Garten

22:00 Afterparty (Soul Allnighter)

Für Getränk sorgt das Trauma. Woscht oder auch veganes Brutzelzeug für das Chill n Grill muss mitgebracht werden.
Ansonsten versorgt und den Tag über wiedereinmal das Multi Kulti (Back&Snacks) mit leckeren Köstlichkeiten

Anmeldungen für einen Platz an der Wall über den Creative Culture Club.

Weitere Informationen über DJs, Judges und Acts folgen in Kürze. Änderungen sind vorbehalten.

LOVE, PEACE and UNITY

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr. Park
2p
Wyckoff St between Hoyt St & Bond St,
brooklyn, ny [map]
Price: free

NICHOLAS HEYWARD, JR DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 2017
Saturday, August 26th
12pm-7pm
Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr. Park
Wyckoff St between Hoyt St & Bond St, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5 – Nevins, F/G – Bergen, A/C – Hoyt Schermerhorn

 

featuring spiritchild

a new black arts movement and international guests

Honoring the life of Brooklynite, honor student Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr., whose life was stolen by NYPD in September of 1994. Come support and enjoy a day of creativity with the Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr. Memorial Foundation as we celebrate and honor, what would have been Nicholas's 36th Birthday !

Live Performances & DJ * Basketball Games * Arts & Crafts * Children’s Games * Copwatching & Know Your Rights Workshops * Toy Guns for Books Exchange

More details about a family-led rally coming soon!

For more info, please visit: NicholasHeywardMemorialFoundation.org
All donations are tax deductible: https://goo.gl/GUwAvU

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

The Brooklyn Commons
a new black arts movement presents Black Love - 3p
388 Atlantic Avenue
brooklyn, ny [map]
Price: $10

a new black arts movement presents:

black august ~ black love: remember not to forget 

"remember not to forget. every day we remember not to forget. during the month of black august we concentrate and contribute towards this process of continuing a tradition of honoring our freedom warriors, victories, sacrifice and legacy" - Souel Spiritchild Fénix

"in order to be a true revolutionary, you must understand love. love, sacrifice, and death" - Sonia Sanchez 

"a lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it - Nikki Giovanni

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" - Maya Angelou 

"I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I'm changing the things I cannot accept" -Angela Davis

"they can jail a revolutionary, but can’t jail the revolution” - Huey Newton. 

“you can kill a revolutionary, but you can never kill the revolution” - Fred Hampton

during the month of black august we fast, regroup, recenter, rejuvenate, reassess, revolutionize, remember, reignite, reawaken, revive, reconcile… from sun up to sun down or 8am to 8pm we eat nothing but knowledge, we exercise, we cleanse our bodies, we talk less to listen more, we study, we grow, we heal, we honor, we pour intentional libations for each day of remembrance and significance. we drink water. lots. to nourish and strength the soul with this powerful element. we do not intake anything toxic (drugs, alcohol etc).
if you are unable to join in this ritual as stated above you can still give up something during the month (sugar, coffee, sweets, cigarettes etc). its not how much or what you sacrifice, its the intention of your efforts and acknowledgements during the process.
so a new black arts movement invites you to join us for this black august to remember not to forget and keep the spirit of our ancestors and those behind enemy lines and exiled front and center of our minds and actions. 
we are revolutionaries because we love our people. we do this out of love and for the love of our people. for the liberation of our minds, bodies and souls from oppression and because we know another world is not only possible but happening throughout the continents. we have seen our communities throughout the world and know we are aligned with purpose and we are divine. we have seen our resilience throughout continents and know they cannot kill the spirit of our souls, the legacy of our blood. they jail us because they want to control us. they kill us because they fear us. remember not to forget an us before there was a them. remember who they are. remember we are not them. remember.

- a new black arts movement

sounds by DJ Amore

performances by Caridad De La LuzSole RebelAfua Kafi-Akua, Nejma Nefertiti & special international guests/comrades...

live art by Sole Rebel 

maroon bazaar with the creations of Jorge VillalobosMakeda Artistry &Temple of NEJ 

screening of short film on black august

a letter from Assata http://www.thetalkingdrum.com/tmp.html

a new black arts movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. we are revolutionary matriarchal maroons.

this is a movement building upon the foundations of the black arts movement of the 1960’s founded by Baba Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, all freedom fighters, and our many other ancestors long before and after in the struggle for liberation.

we have launched the reinvention, re-imagining the significance and necessity of a black arts movement for today that is: internationalist, revolutionary matriarchal, and eco-socialist. a movement supporting majority oppressed nationality leadership and valuing the principles and characteristics of indigeneity. a new black arts movement views art as equivalent to politics.

free the land. free ALL political prisoners.

a new black arts movement is a community built on the continuation of an ancestral legacy to persist and exist beyond resistance. it is a movement that redefines, re-envisions, re-imagines, a black centered consciousness and way of being. a new black arts movement is the movement of the maroons. maroons and maroonage embody existence, resistance, and all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination. 

a new black arts movement is:

… the continuation of an ancestral legacy of divinity, a movement that remembers and draws from our purpose. our purpose is to live in harmony with mother earth, holding her center to our being and live in accordance with the universal law of nurture, nature, and respect to all beings. we strive to remember an indigenous way, a way that acknowledges and considers seven generations before us and seven generations ahead to assist in the spiritual and physical evolution of our people.

…the continuation of an ancestral legacy to honor womyn. to be revolutionary matriarchs and re-socialize men to be mothers and nurturers. to see beyond gender and evolve beyond the conditions and limitations society has placed upon all of us, especially our sisters, mothers, and daughters.

...the continuation of an ancestral legacy to practice self-determination. an overstanding of the need for a maroon nationality identity and leadership to determine the destiny and path to liberation according to respective communities throughout the world that choose to resist and exist against and outside the walls of an oppressive state.

… the continuation of an ancestral legacy to recognize the power of art being equivalent to politics. executing and witnessing the impact art has on the transformation of the soul and the necessity of science to engage in effective revolutionary politics.

...a new black arts movement’s purpose is to prefigure a new society guided by the principles of; mother earth centeredness, revolutionary matriarchy, maroon nationality / identity leadership, indigeneity, and art equivalent to politics. 

::freedom of mind, body, and spirit::

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Shapeshifter Lab
The Jame Swiss Chris & Broken Line - 7:30p
18 Whitewell place
brooklyn, ny [map]

Swing by for the MusicMakers JAM. 

Featuring Swiss Chris & Broken Line, Albertico Lescay, The Afro Yaqui Music Collective, and Jay Rodriguez, spiritchild -- just to name a few.

Don't forget your instrument!

$10 @ the door

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The Westbury Inn
xspiritmental maroons indigenous black free(dom) dance party VI - 10p
673 Flatbush Avenue
brooklyn, ny [map]
Price: free

XSPIRITMENTAL MAROONS INDIGENOUS BLACK 
free(dom) dance party VI (every third black friday)
fri, Aug 18th 10pm till

because of you we got another spin, back to black. 

Spiritchild - dj xspiritmental; soundscape, ambiance, mood setter transmitter 
Nejma Shea - emcee; modern day ancient griot, soul inspirer 
goddess of ceremony
Elena Thomopoulou - live visual face design (face painting), goddess of visual arts

featuring special guest dj
Quinton Counts aka Dj Que Cee
https://www.mixcloud.com/quinton-counts/march-4th-session/DJ 

we work hard, we party hard. we revolutionize, we socialize. we actualize, we realize. 
we nurture, we freak shit up. we culture, we funk it up. chill out, wild out, be free.

Urban Art Beat
A New Black Arts Movement
still raising funds for Rikers, our international hip hop summercamp featuring the The cipher and continous work with the youth, so drink and party for a cause, never just cause but for a just cause.

xspiritmental.com anewblackartsmovement.com
#revolutionary #queer #freak #guiltypleasure #taboo #funk #hiphop#dancehall #afrobeat #worldtraveling

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

The Brooklyn Commons
a new black arts movement presents Maroon Encuentro 360 - 3p
388 Atlantic Avenue
brooklyn, ny [map]
Price: $10

it'll take a colony of bee's (maroons) to decolonize.
armed with music, self defense, knowledge and prefiguration.

place: The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue 
Brooklyn, NY 11217

entry: $10 donation - no one turned away with maroon exchange (see below) youth are always free
there will be food and refreshments available for purchase

contact: rosaleen@urbanartbeat.com
spiritchild@xspiritmental.com
nefertiti@xspiritmental.com


a new black arts movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. we support all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination.
our soul sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create this vision toward prefiguring a new society.


a new black arts movement acknowledges that in order for liberation, true and revolutionary education must be celebrated and accepted. we imagine a world where all children are afforded the quality education of the wealthy, where culture is at the forefront of lessons, and where children have the freedom to explore their skills and talents beyond teacher expectations. We prefigure a world where educational institutions are community spaces and where children are given the tools to change the society in which they live. 

a new black arts movement acknowledges that all love is revolutionary, and we prefigure a new society in which all love is celebrated and accepted. we imagine a world in which heteronormative, monogamous love and the nuclear family model are not the social norm, and we celebrate freedom, love, equality, and justice. our space is a prefigurative space where we cook wholesome foods, share our art, and encourage participation in art and a genderqueer clothing swap.

this is a movement building off the original black arts movement of the 1960's founded by baba amiri baraka, sonia sanchez, maya angelou, and our many other ancestors in the struggle for liberation. we honor all of our elders and our youth, together taking it to a new level with our principles. we are matriarchal, mother earth centered, and maroon nationality and identity. 

www.anewblackartsmovement.com

Friday, July 21st, 2017

The Westbury Inn
xspiritmental maroons indigenous black free(dom) dance party V - 10p
673 Flatbush Avenue
brooklyn, ny [map]
Price: free

XSPIRITMENTAL MAROONS INDIGENOUS BLACK 
free(dom) dance party V (every third black friday)
fri, July 21st 10pm till

because of you we got another spin, back to black. 

Spiritchild - dj xspiritmental; soundscape, ambiance, mood setter transmitter 
Nejma Shea - emcee; modern day ancient griot, soul inspirer 
goddess of ceremony

featuring special guest dj
Raydar Ellis 
https://soundcloud.com/raydarellis 
DJ Raydar Ellis is equal parts hip hop connoisseur and jazz aficionado, masterfully combining the two genres and creating music people can add to the soundtrack of their lives.

we work hard, we party hard. we revolutionize, we socialize. we actualize, we realize. 
we nurture, we freak shit up. we culture, we funk it up. chill out, wild out, be free.

Urban Art Beat
A New Black Arts Movement
still raising funds for Rikers, our summercamp and continous work with the youth, so drink and party for a cause, never just cause but for a just cause.

xspiritmental.com anewblackartsmovement.com
#revolutionary #queer #freak #guiltypleasure #taboo #funk #hiphop#dancehall #afrobeat #worldtraveling

Friday, July 14th, 2017

rEvolutionary Dance party - 6p
Newport
Rhode Island [map]
Price: free

featuring spiritchild on the 1&2's

6-7 will be for anyone who wants to meet about straedgies for movement work. 


730- beyond, fun and relaxing come and go event 


OPEN MIC AND TEACH IN AND SPEAK OUT WILL HAPPEN AT SOMETIME... ALL AGES PARTY! 
YOUTH ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME AND IF THEY WANT GET ON THE MIC! 


Its time we party, get to know eachother and have fun while organizing and talking about how to create a Collective CommUnityin the Northside, aka, the HILL ...


What is this party? Who will be there? Why we do this? 


This gathering and inspirational community session invites us to come together to heal, to celebrate, to honor all our ways of being through unconditional revolutionary love and soul 


We will have sounds and revolutionary artist from South Bronx by way of Brooklyn conducting the energy and the frequenties of the people, contributing to the pulse of young people’s musical & social heartbeat, organizing revolutionaries internationally and co-founder of a new black arts movement


"My hope is that we can share tactics, strategies, stories and soundtracks of resistance. our purpose is liberation. from the dance floor to the streets, from the heart through beats, from the mind a science deep, from the soul truth speaks"


We will have some refreshments, this is a commUNITY event, so please bring anything you want to share food wise. 
Bring a grill if you want to. lol 
Bring a chair, I have a few, but more are welcome! 
Bring Ideas for what you want to see about the Save Our Hoops issue, as we will have a HUGE vision Board and crafts for ppl to use .


I have cats, so if you are allergic, please do not come inside to use the bathroom etc, I dont want anyone getting sick! 


This is a new kind of party. 
I hope you join us

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Bronx Defenders
BXD's annual block party - 12p
East 160th Street between Courtlandt and Melrose Avenues
Bronx, New York [map]
Price: free

It’s that time again!

Get ready for the Annual Bronx Defenders Community Block Party! 
featuring spiritchild

Come join us for a day of music & dance, free food, pony rides, carnival games, health & legal info, voter registration, community advocacy groups, and much more.

#BxDBlockParty2017

***Admission is FREE***

For more information about the Block Party, call 718-838-7878

To learn more about The Bronx Defenders, visit www.bronxdefenders.org

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Le Space
a new black arts movement presents Mothers of the African Revolution - 15h30 -18h00
Rue de la Clé 26 – Brussels
[map]
Price: 5 euro donation

a new black arts movement presente soul sessions: les Mères de la Révolution Africaine

Dimanche, 9 juillet 2017
15:30 – Accueil 18h00 – Fin 
Le Space, rue de la Clé 26 - Bruxelles
Langue: mélange de français, néerlandais et anglais, adapté aux besoins des participants.
€ 5 don ou échange pour quelque chose de la valeur similaire, enfants et jeunes adults gratuit. 

A l'occasion de la commémoration du 311e anniversaire de Yaya Kimpa Vita (6 juillet 1706) venez (re)découvrir l'épopée de la Mère de la Révolution Africaine. On parlera de l'Afrique des temps anciens, en dehors des temps anciens et en dehors de tout colonialisme et néo-colonialisme. Mais aussi de la résistance des peuples autochtones et des femmes.

A travers la soul session, nous souhaitons créer un espace de liberté, d'échange et de création d'une société nouvelle, libérée des chaines du passé.

‘a new black arts movement’ peint une nouvelle esthétique, pour nous libérer de nos oppresseurs. ‘a new black arts movement’ soutient toutes les luttes autochtones pour des peuples de se défendre et de déterminer son propre destin. 
Nos ‘soul sessions’ sont des espaces communautaires où nous nous unissons, nous nous exprimons, nous créons et nous construisons une vision pour une nouvelle société. 

Au plaisir de vous accueillir!
Pour plus d'informations, visitez anewblackartsmovement.com etxspiritmental.com. 
A New Black Arts Movement

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a new black arts movement stelt voor soul sessions: Moeders van de Afrikaanse Revolutie 
Zondag 9 juli 2017
15:30 – Welkom 18:00 – Einde 
Le Space, Sleutelstraat 26 - Brussel
Taal: mix van Frans, Nederlands en Engels, aangepast aan de behoeften van de deelnemers.
€ 5 donatie of uitwisseling van gelijke waarde, jeugd gratis. 

Ter gelegenheid van de herdenking van de 311e verjaardag van Yaya Kimpa Vita (6 juli 1706) (her)ontdekken we de saga van de Moeder van de Afrikaanse Revolutie. We keren terug naar het Afrika eeuwen geleden, naar het Afrika zonder de illusie van tijd en het Afrika voor enig bestaan van kolonialisme en neo-kolonialisme. We zullen de weerstand en strijd van inheemse volkoren en vrouwen herdenken en bestuderen. 

Tijdens deze soul sessie, wensen we een ruimte van vrijheid te creëren, een ruimte van uitwisseling en creatie van een nieuwe maatschappij, bevrijd van de ketenen van het verleden. 

‘a new black arts movement’ schildert een nieuwe esthetiek, waarin we onszelf bevrijden van onze onderdrukkers. ‘a new black arts movement’ ondersteunt alle ‘indigenous’strijd voor zelfverdediging, zelfbevrijding en zelfbepaling. 
Onze ‘soul sessions’ zijn ruimtes waar we als gemeenschap samenkomen om ons uit te drukken, te creëren en samen te bouwen aan een visie voor een nieuwe samenleving. 

We kijken ernaar uit jullie te mogen verwelkomen.
Voor meer informatie, check anewblackartsmovement.com enxspiritmental.com. 

A New Black Arts Movement

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a new black arts movement presents soul sessions: Mothers of the African Revolution.

Sunday, 9 July, 2017
15:30 – Welcome 18:00 – End 
Le Space, Rue de la Clé 26 – Brussels
Language: mix of French, Dutch and English, adapted to the needs of the participants.
€ 5 donation or exchange of similar value, youth free

On the occasion of the commemoration of the 311th anniversary of Yaya Kimpa Vita (6 July 1706) we (re)discover the epic story of the Mother of the African Revolution. We will speak of Africa from ancient times, outside of ancient times or the notion of time and outside of all colonialism and neo-colonialism. We will commemorate and study the resistance of indigenous peoples and women.

During this soul session we wish to create a space of freedom, of exchange and creation of a new society, liberated from the chains of the past.

a new black arts movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. a new black arts movement supports all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination.
Our soul sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create this vision toward prefiguring a new society.

Looking forward to welcoming you!
For more information, please check out anewblackartsmovement.comand xspiritmental.com. 

A New Black Arts Movement

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education
Boro-Linc Bronx: Lincoln Center Education Presents Afro-Yaqui Music - 2p
928 Simpson Street
Bronx, NY 10459 [map]
Price: free

DESCRIPTION

Lincoln Center Education Presents: Afro-Yaqui Music Collective featuring spiritchild

2:00-3:00 pm Music-Making Workshop with Jadele McPherson

3:00-4:00 pm Performance

 

Bringing jazz, funk, and hip-hop into dialogue with indigenous music of the 21st century, the Afro Yaqui Music Collective (AYMC) is a nine-piece outfit that descends from West African, global Indigenous, and East Asian musical traditions. Co-led by Gizelxanath Rodriguez, a Mexican operatic vocalist of Yaqui descent and an internationally performing soprano and activist, and saxophonist and Fred Ho protégé Ben Barson, the band creates a new rhythm that liberates spirit and soul.

 

All workshops take place at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education 928 Simpson Street.

Performances take place outside at Monsignor Del Valle Square Hunts Point Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard.

In case of rain, performances will be moved inside to Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education.

 

All Boro-Linc events are free and open to the public. These events are recommended for all ages and their family members, unless otherwise noted. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to secure your seats. Any reserved seats will become available to the waitlist ten minutes before each performance.

 

Major support for Boro-Linc is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Generous support facilitated by The Honorable City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer, and I. Daneek Miller

Lead Corporate Support is provided by Time Warner

Additional Corporate Support is provided by DISNEY

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

The Brooklyn Commons
a new black arts movement presents fathers up guns down - 6p
688 Atlantic Avenue
brooklyn, ny [map]
Price: $10

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

The Silent Barn
Visual Caffeine in association w/ Guerrilla Republik and The Silent Barn presents 7th Year Celebration of VISUAL CAFFEINE (Fundraiser Event) - 2p
603 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY [map]
Price: $10

Visual Caffeine in association w/ Guerrilla Republik and The Silent Barn presents
7th Year Celebration of VISUAL CAFFEINE (Fundraiser Event) 
www.viscaff.com | www.guerrillarepublik.org | www.silentbarn.org
Fundraiser Campaign : www.indiegogo.com/projects/tmcp-that-married-couple-productions-hiphop#
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SATURDAY JUNE 17TH, 2017 :: 2 PM - 6 PM 
@The Silent Barn ~ 603 Bushwick Avenue (btwn. Jefferson & Melrose Streets) Bushwick, Brooklyn 11206
ALL AGES / $10 minimum (YOUTH ARE FREE!!)
Advance Tickets : 
www.cookbook.better.space/Event/15134/7th_Year_Celebration_of_Visual_Caffeine_Fundraiser_Event
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Hosted By:

~ John Robinson | www.thejohnrobinsonproject.com 

Music By : 

~ DJ 2 Fast | www.facebook.com/dj2fast

~ DJ Cabin | www.facebook.com/DJCABIN

Performances By :

~ Poison Pen
www.facebook.com/pen.nostrand

~ North Star of Division X 
www.facebook.com/Division-X-51963145399

~ Rhinoceros Funk
www.instagram.com/rhinocerosfunk

~ Selima aka Wonda Woman 
www.facebook.com/S.A.Y.SELIMA | www.selimaakawondawoman.com

~ Spiritchild 
www.xspiritmental.com

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Visual Caffeine | www.viscaff.com

Created in 2010, VISUAL CAFFEINE is a monthly show focusing on bringing true Hip Hop culture to the masses.
With interviews, live performances and animation we hope to entertain and educate at the same time.

Hosted by: John Robinson | www.thejohnrobinsonproject.com
Produced/Directed/Edited/Graphics: Pedro "SO6" Soler |www.viscaff.com

VISUAL CAFFEINE airs exclusively on BRIC TV every 1st Saturday of the month at 6:30pm (EST) on these Brooklyn NY channels:
Time Warner:79 | Optimum:68 | RCN:83 | Verizon FiOS:43
or online at : www.bricartsmedia.org channel 2

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The Silent Barn | www.silentbarn.org

Silent Barn is a collectively directed art space in Brooklyn, New York. Functioning round-the-clock as a center of multidisciplinary experimentation, Silent Barn is a place to produce, present, and interact with art of all forms.

In addition to hosting public performances and events, Silent Barn is home to a complex of studio and living spaces which serve as an experimental sandbox and public platform for a variety of individual artistic, cultural, and entrepreneurial projects. Residents live and work amid artistic activity as caretakers of Silent Barn, extending a feeling of welcome to audiences and artists.

Silent Barn is a non-hierarchical organization in which all members are equally empowered; it is a social and administrative experiment. Collective curation brings together diverse artistic practices, creating a climate which uniquely supports accessibility, discovery, interaction, and participation. Eclectic programing showcases both emerging and established artists, and gives a wide variety of communities the space to form, connect and develop.

Legalizing the all-ages, DIY ethos enables Silent Barn to engage with the broader public. Its financial model disperses sources of support to preserve autonomous, multilateral decision-making and curation. Silent Barn exists thanks to the donations of hundreds of individuals, and operates through extensive volunteer support.

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Guerrilla Republik | www.guerrillarepublik.org 

GUERRILLA REPUBLIK draws it's INSPIRATION from the first successful Slave Revolt in Haiti 1794, this rebellion exemplifies UNITY, STRENGTH, DETERMINATION and THE WILL OF GOD. OUR MISSION is to STIMULATE MINDS and EXPAND THE DYNAMICS of THINKING in our inner cities and motivate individuals to take a proactive approach to life through EDUCATION, SELF RELIANCE and PREPAREDNESS. Only The Real Feel This.

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Sponsors/Supporters :

~ Guerrilla Republik | www.guerrillarepublik.org

~ Noble 9 Collective | www.facebook.com/noble9collective 

~ NY Centric Entertainment | www.facebook.com/Nycentric-Entertainment-LLC-133166736786518

~ The Silent Barn | www.silentbarn.org 
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ALL AGES / $10 minimum (YOUTH ARE FREE!!)

SUBWAY:
J, M, Z train(s) to Mrytle Avenue & Broadway (about a 2 block walk)

BUS:
www.mta.info

The Silent Barn 
603 Bushwick Avenue (btwn. Jefferson & Melrose Streets)
Bushwick, Brooklyn 11206
www.silentbarn.org | www.facebook.com/silentbarn

Friday, June 16th, 2017

The Westbury Inn
xspiritmental maroons indigenous black free(dom) dance party III - 10p
673 Flatbush Avenue
brooklyn, ny [map]
Price: free

XSPIRITMENTAL MAROONS INDIGENOUS BLACK 
free(dom) dance party III (every third black friday)
fri, June 16 10pm till

because of you we got another spin, back to black. 

Spiritchild - dj xspiritmental; soundscape, ambiance, mood setter transmitter 
Nejma Shea - emcee; modern day ancient griot, soul inspirer 

featuring The Money's on the 1 & 2's
Victoria Dane (V-Money) & Mike MilkMoney (Milk Money)
just added special guest revolutionary Dj Asere Bello 

we work hard, we party hard. we revolutionize, we socialize. we actualize, we realize. 
we nurture, we freak shit up. we culture, we funk it up. chill out, wild out, be free.

Urban Art Beat
A New Black Arts Movement
still raising funds for Rikers, our summercamp and continous work with the youth, so drink and party for a cause, never just cause but for a just cause.

xspiritmental.com anewblackartsmovement.com
#revolutionary #queer #freak #guiltypleasure #taboo #funk #hiphop#dancehall #afrobeat #worldtraveling

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

brooklyn commons
2017 Youth Social Justice Expo - 3p
388 atlantic avenue
brooklyn, ny [map]
Price: $10 donation

Freebrook Academy in conjunction with A New Black Arts Movement, Brooklyn Free School, and Urban Art Beat. 

presents:

The 2017 Youth Social Justice Expo.

Youth ages 9 and up will share research, proposals, film, and other visual art on topics including:

- Sexism
- Diversity in the media
- Gentrification
- Weapons of war in our neighborhoods
- The struggle of black youth in independent schools
- Climate Change
- and more!!!!

If you would like to present on that day, there is still time! 

Share your ideas! Make a difference! 

Share your art! Join the Open Mic!

Move someone!

For more information or to participate please email Freebrookedu@gmail.com

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Nuyorican Poets Cafe
resistance poetry - 6p
236 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10001 [map]
Price: 10

POETS RISE UP! - Poems are weapons! Poems are bandages! Poems are weddings! 

featuring spiritchild spoken word set


Hit the stage with your resistance poetry. Event will be streamed live for the world to see what resistance poets are up to in NYC. We are showing the world, who we truly are - decent human beings, who care for each other.

Featured poets + open mic
$10 cover​

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Westbury Inn
xspiritmental maroons indigenous black free(dom) dance party II - 10p
673 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11226
United States
9173730461 [map]
Price: free

https://www.facebook.com/events/228727914198694/

XSPIRITMENTAL MAROONS INDIGENOUS BLACK 
free(dom) dance party
sat, May 19 10pm till

because of you we got another spin. because of you we celebrate our return from Europe Tour party and vibrations. come dance with us to beat of Malcolm while levitating to Sun Ra.

Spiritchild - dj xspiritmental; soundscape, ambiance, mood setter transmitter 
Nejma Shea - emcee; modern day ancient griot, soul inspirer 
we work hard, we party hard. we revolutionize, we socialize. we actualize, we realize. 
we nurture, we freak shit up. we culture, we funk it up. chill out, wild out, be free.
El Hajj Malik El Shabazz put the X in XspiritMental 92nd b’earthday 92spins to tribute X

xspiritmental.com anewblackartsmovement.com
#revolutionary #queer #freak #guiltypleasure #taboo #funk #hiphop#dancehall #afrobeat #worldtraveling

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Badehaus Berlin,
SWAG jam featuring spiritchild performance and dj set - 21hr
Revaler Strasse 99, (auf dem RAW-Gelände, Zugang Höhe Simon-Dach-Str.),
berlin 10245
Germany [map]

featuring spiritchild performance and dj sets

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Marburg
critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy workshop

youth workshops

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Marburg
open festival and workshop - 10am

open festival and workshop for youth

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Vlaams Detentiecentrum De Wijngaard, Wijngaardstraat 65, 3700 Tongeren
critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy workshop

youth workshop

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Labo vzw
critical thinking on intersectionality - 20hr
De Centrale, Kraankindersstraat 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
[map]

performance set

Monday, May 1st, 2017

FOYER vzw,
critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy workshop
Rue des Ateliers 25,
Molenbeek-Saint-Jean 1080
Belgium [map]

youth workshop

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

ZINNEMA Open Talentenhuis,
i have a dream - 12p
Rue de Veeweyde 24-26,
Anderlecht, Belgium 1070
Belgium [map]
Price: free

Description of the project

... or use your own description when you like thinking outside the box
a collage, a multimedia display of blackness with a focus on music, word/theatre, visual arts as well as participatory community dialogue

We intend to galvanise already active and those interested in acting upon prefiguring a new society with a new aesthetic through our cultural display. We will escort our audience through a revolutionary herstorical narrative that highlights the beauty, honour and celebratory elements of blackness before slavery, oppression and neo-colonialism.

We will first have creative discourse through action to illustrate the practicality of struggle with a context of possibilities that date back to a time before our imagination was suppressed. Our dialogue will engage the audience to remember a time before the time of now, the multiple ways of living not only in harmony with each other but most importantly in harmony with Mother Earth, the center of all life force and creation. This dialogue will be followed by an auditory quest starting with the drum, the heart beat and pulse of African peoples and indigenous peoples and all peoples throughout the world. We will then through this auditory quest sonically orchestrate the conversation from the dialogue and interweave it into a musical language that we can all gather and contribute through a communal symphonic vibration. This dialogue and auditory quest will be complemented by live visuals as well as projected imagery to echo the necessity of blackness.

This aesthetically rhythmic gathering and dialogue between community and artistic guides will illustrate the interpretation and articulation of the colour of maroonage. We will break free from the plantation and the shackles that do not allow our minds to imagine a time when we lived harmoniously with each other and with Mother Earth. The active participatory agents will then see not only the possibilities but the importance to prefigure a new society that is inclusive of all peoples. Blackness becomes a catalyst in which we engage and dialogue, however it is not our destination, it is an opening and a reminder to speak of Blackness and the liberation of African peoples, one must also in the same breath highlight the struggles of indigenous peoples, women and oppressed peoples throughout the world. It is only then that we will truly have freedom for all and witness our dream realised into a reality.

Practically, we want to create a full day programme that is a sonic display of a live curated improvisational artistic piece consisting of the following blocks:

- revolutionary collage from musicians to poets to civil rights leaders, old and new throughout the world. (12h - 14h including food).
- formal discussion and presentation (14h - 15h)
- participatory dialogue (15h - 16h)

- DJ break (16h - 16h30)
- Creative process sparked by gallery walk, extension of the dialogue through what has been shared (16h30 - 18h)
- Creative process through small groups that will create an artistic piece (18h - 19h)
- DJ break with food (19h - 20h)
- Performances what the community has created along with other artists and the musicians and a continuation of the visual art creation (20h - 22h)
- Dance party: music that will have us remember, think, reflect and celebrate Blackness (22h - 00h) 

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Gemeenschapsinstelling De Zande campus Beernem
critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy workshop

youth workshop

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Vlaams Detentiecentrum De Wijngaard
critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy workshop
Wijngaardstraat 65,
3700 Tongeren 1070
Belgium [map]

youth workshop

Monday, April 24th, 2017

FOYER vzw,
critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy workshop
Rue des Ateliers 25,
Molenbeek-Saint-Jean 1080
Belgium [map]

youth workshop

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Le Space
a new black arts movement: creating the colour of our sound - 15:30
26 Rue de La Clé
Brussels
Belgium [map]
Price: 5 euro

A new black arts movement presents soul sessions: creating the colour of our sound. 

Sunday, 23 April, 2017
15:30 – Welcome 18:00 – End 
Le Space, Rue de la Clé 26 – Brussels
Language: mix of French, Dutch and English, adapted to the needs of the participants.
€ 5 donation, youth free

Come and live a revolutionary herstorical narrative that highlights the beauty, honour and celebratory elements of blackness before slavery, oppression and neo-colonialism.
This rhythmic gathering, dialogue and co-creation will illustrate the interpretation and articulation of the colour of maroonage. We will break free from the plantation and the shackles that do not allow our minds to imagine a time when we lived harmoniously with each other and with Mother Earth. Blackness becomes a catalyst in which we engage and dialogue, however it is not our destination, it is an opening and a reminder to speak of Blackness and the liberation of African peoples, one must also in the same breath highlight the struggles of indigenous peoples, women and oppressed peoples throughout the world. It is only then that we will truly have freedom for all and witness our dream realized into a reality.

A new black arts movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. A new black arts movement supports all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination.
Our soul sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create this vision toward prefiguring a new society.

Looking forward to welcoming you!
For more information, please check out anewblackartsmovement.com andxspiritmental.com. 

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A new black arts movement presente soul sessions: créer la couleur de notre son.

Dimanche, 23 avril 2017
15:30 – Accueil 18h00 – Fin 
Le Space, rue de la Clé 26 - Bruxelles
Langue: mélange de français, néerlandais et anglais, adapté aux besoins des participants.
€ 5 don, enfants et jeunes adults gratuit. 

Venez vivre un récit ‘her’storique révolutionnaire qui met en valeur la beauté, l'honneur et les éléments de célébration de la black herstory avant l'esclavage, l'oppression et le néo-colonialisme.
Cette rencontre rythmique, le dialogue et la co-création illustreront l'interprétation et l'articulation de la couleur du marron. Nous nous libérerons de la plantation et des chaînes qui ne permettent pas à nos esprits d'imaginer un temps où nous vivions harmonieusement les uns avec les autres et avec la Terre Mère. La black herstory devient un catalyseur dans lequel nous engageons et dialoguons, mais ce n'est pas notre destination, c'est une ouverture et un rappel d’en parler et de la libération des peuples africains, il faut aussi dans le même souffle souligner les luttes des peuples autochtones, les femmes et les peuples opprimés dans le monde entier. C'est seulement alors que nous aurons véritablement la liberté pour tous et que nous verrons notre rêve réalisé dans une réalité. 

‘A new black arts movement’ peint une nouvelle esthétique, pour nous libérer de nos oppresseurs. ‘A new black arts movement’ soutient toutes les luttes autochtones pour des peuples de se défendre et de déterminer son propre destin. 
Nos ‘soul sessions’ sont des espaces communautaires où nous nous unissons, nous nous exprimons, nous créons et nous construisons une vision pour une nouvelle société. 

Au plaisir de vous accueillir!
Pour plus d'informations, visitez anewblackartsmovement.com etxspiritmental.com. 

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A new black arts movement stelt voor soul sessions: de kleur van onze klank creëren. 
Zondag 23 april, 2017
15:30 – Welkom 18:00 – Einde 
Le Space, Sleutelstraat 26 - Brussel
Taal: mix van Frans, Nederlands en Engels, aangepast aan de behoeften van de deelnemers.
€ 5 donatie, jeugd gratis. 

Kom en beleef een revolutionair ‘her’storisch verhaal dat de schoonheid, de eer en feestelijke elementen van Black herstory voor de slavernij, onderdrukking en neo-kolonialisme benadrukt. 
Deze ritmische samenkomst, dialoog en co-creatie zal de interpretatie en articulatie van de kleur van ‘maroonage’ illustreren. We zullen ons bevrijden van de plantage en van de ketenen die onze geest niet toestaan om ons een tijd voor te stellen wanneer we in harmonie leefden met elkaar en met Moeder Aarde. Blackness wordt een katalysator waarin we ons verbinden en dialogeren, maar het is niet onze bestemming, het is een opening en een herinnering om erover te spreken en over de bevrijding van de Afrikaanse volkeren, in dezelfde adem moeten we de aandacht vestigen op de strijd van inheemse volkeren, vrouwen en onderdrukte volkeren over de hele wereld. Het is pas dan dat we echt allen vrij zullen zijn en getuige zullen zijn van onze droom die realiteit wordt. 

‘A new black arts movement’ schildert een nieuwe esthetiek, waarin we onszelf bevrijden van onze onderdrukkers. ‘A new black arts movement’ ondersteunt alle ‘indigenous’strijd voor zelfverdediging, zelfbevrijding en zelfbepaling. 
Onze ‘soul sessions’ zijn ruimtes waar we als gemeenschap samenkomen om ons uit te drukken, te creëren en samen te bouwen aan een visie voor een nieuwe samenleving. 

We kijken ernaar uit jullie te mogen verwelkomen.
Voor meer informatie, check anewblackartsmovement.com enxspiritmental.com. 

A New Black Arts Movement

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Jimmy Hoo Club Cosmopolitan
dj set & performance by spiritchild dj XspiritMental - 22hr
AVENUE LOUISE / RUE DE LIVOURNE 40
Brussels
Belgium [map]

dj set & performance by spiritchild dj XspiritMental

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Gemeenschapsinstelling De Zande campus Beernem
critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy workshop - 14hr
Price: free

youth detention facility 

Gemeenschapsinstelling De Zande campus Beernem

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

hamburg University
Challenging Capitalist Modernity III Conference III: 14―16 April 2017, Hamburg University - see www.networkaq.net
Hamburg
Germany [map]

Challenging Capitalist Modernity III

Conference III: 14―16 April 2017, Hamburg University

 

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

hamburg university
Challenging Capitalist Modernity III Conference III: 14―16 April 2017, Hamburg University - see www.networkaq.net
Hamburg
Germany [map]

Challenging Capitalist Modernity III

Conference III: 14―16 April 2017, Hamburg University

 

Friday, April 14th, 2017

hamburg university
Challenging Capitalist Modernity III Conference III: 14―16 April 2017, Hamburg University - see www.networkaq.net
Hamburg
Germany [map]

Challenging Capitalist Modernity III

Conference III: 14―16 April 2017, Hamburg University

 

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Globe Aroma
critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy workshop - 9am
Brussels
Belgium [map]
Price: free

@ Globe Aroma in Brussels Belgium

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Thebe
critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy workshop part 2 - 13
Maasmechelen
Belgium [map]
Price: free

workshop for youth at Maasmechelen, Belgium

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Le Space
free your mind and your ass will follow - 19hr
26 Rue de La Clé
Brussels
Belgium [map]
Price: 10 Euro

free your mind and your ass will follow
the revolution within you without you

revolutionary workshop and dj set
by Spiritchild, freedom artist, dj and organizer from New York
presented by a new black arts movement

Saturday 8th of April, 2017 at Le Space
19:00 – Welcome 00:00 – End
Language: English, translation possible in French & Dutch
€ 5 suggested donation, youth free, no one turned away

visualize, realize, strategize and actualize. you are what's needed. you are who you've been waiting for. you are the I in community that unites us so we may never be defeated. 
from hip hop to cop watch. from thoughts to action. join us as we continue to prefigure a new society with the ideas and ideals we collectively manifest. 
celebrate our victories and selves as we have a maroon after party to dance to the beat of a multiversal drum.

19h00 - workshop
21h15 - break
21h30 - dj set

www.anewblackartsmovement.com
www.xspiritmental.com
A New Black Arts Movement
5'7 #thecolourofoursound tour

*****
libérez votre esprit et votre cul suivra
la révolution dans vous autour vous

workshop et dj set révolutionaire
par spiritchild, artiste de la liberté , dj et organizateur de New York
présenté par a new black arts movement

Samedi 8 Avril 2017, Le Space
19h – Accueil 00h – Fin
Langue: anglais, traduction possible en français et en néerlandais
5 € de dons suggérés, gratuit pour les jeunes, personne ne sera réfusée

visualiser, realiser, élaborer des stratégies et actualiser. vous êtes ce qui est nécessaire. vous êtes qui vous attendiez. vous êtes le u dans la communauté qui nous unit afin de ne plus jamais être vaincu.
de hip hop à la veille de police. des pensées à l'action. rejoignez-nous pour préfigurer une nouvelle société avec les idées et les idéaux que nous manifestons collectivement.
célébrer nos victoires et nous-mêmes pendant notre 'maroon after party' pour danser au rythme d'un tambour multiverselle.

19h00 - workshop
21h15 - pause
21h30 - dj set

www.anewblackartsmovement.com
www.xspiritmental.com
A New Black Arts Movement
5'7 #thecolourofoursound tour

*****
Bevrijd je geest en je kont zal volgen
de revolutie in jou en rond jou

revolutionaire workshop en dj set
door spiritchild, vrijheidsartist, dj and revolutionair uit New York
gepresenteerd door a new black arts movement

Zaterdag 8 April, 2017 in Le Space
19:00 – Welkom 00:00 – Einde
Taal: Engels, vertaling mogelijk in het Frans en het Nederlands
€ 5 gesuggereerde donatie, jeugd gratis, niemand wordt geweigerd

visualiseer, realiseer, bedenk strategieën en actualiseer. jij bent wat nodig is. jij bent diegene op wie je hebt gewacht. jij bent diegene in de gemeenschap die ons samenbrengt zodat we nooit meer verslagen zullen worden.
van hiphop tot 'cop watch'. van gedachten tot actie. kom samen met ons de ideëen en idealen voor een nieuwe maatschappij collectief manifesteren. Laten we onze overwinningen en onszelf vieren tijdens een maroon after party, dansend op het ritme van een multiversele drum. 

19h00 - workshop
21h15 - pauze
21h30 - dj set

www.anewblackartsmovement.com
www.xspiritmental.com
A New Black Arts Movement
5'7 #thecolourofoursound tour

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Thebe
critical revolutionary hip hop workshop @ Thebe - 13hr
Maasmechelen
Belgium [map]
Price: free

workshop for youth at Maasmechelen, Belgium

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

May Day Space
Futures Without Walls/ Welcome Home Maliki Shakur Latine - 4p
176 St Nicholas Ave,
brooklyn, ny 11237 [map]
Price: $10

https://www.facebook.com/events/661919720662683/

Family and Friends of Maliki Shakur Latine presents . . .


Futures without Walls
A welcome home celebration for Maliki Shakur Latine

Featuring . . . 

Abiodun of the Last Poets * Amina Baraka 
Asha Bandele * Daniel McGowan 
Maliki Shakur Latine
Matt Meyer * Ngoma * Nicole Goodwin
Release Aging People in Prison: RAPP Campaign
Shanelle Jenkins * Art by Sophia Dawson 
Music by Spiritchild
Squala Orphan * Verbal Artisan

And other guests and artists.

March 25, 2017, 4-8pm
May Day Space- 3rd Floor*
176 St Nicholas Ave in Bushwick, Brooklyn
Admission- 10$

* Unfortunately, the 3rd floor is not wheelchair accessible and can only be accessed by the stairs.

If you want to support but can't attend, please donate athttps://rally.org/maliki

Maliki Shakur Latine is a former Black Panther who walked out of Shawangunk Correctional Facility on December 6, 2016, released on parole, after 37 years behind the walls! Learn more about Maliki here:https://justiceformaliki.org/about/

https://justiceformaliki.org/
@JusticeforMSL on Twitter
@JusticeforMaliki on Facebook

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Uprose
youth power vol 2 - 12p
166A 22nd Street
brooklyn, ny 11232 [map]
Price: free

https://www.facebook.com/events/1052035088236485/

A New Black Arts Movement, Guerrilla Republik, Noble 9 Collective & Urban Art Beat in association w/ Uprose Brooklyn presents
#YOUTHPOWERVol2
www.guerrillarepublik.org 
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SATURDAY MARCH 25TH, 2017 :: 12 PM - 4 PM 
@UpRose Bk

Featuring the Core Elements of Hip Hop Culture along with Family & Community!!

Short Film Presentation by : Conscious Youth Media Crew (CYMC)
More info : www.consciousyouthmediacrew.org
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Hosted By:

~ ReKae Medina

Music By : 

~ DJ SSS 
www.xspiritmental.com

~ DJ Cabin 
www.facebook.com/DJCABIN

Performances By :

~ Kai
www.anewblackartsmovement.com 

~ Nzinga
www.anewblackartsmovement.com 

~ 3rd Minded
www.soundcloud.com/3rd_minded 

~ Synthesis
www.soundcloud.com/ismael-luzuriaga/jiggyjah-ish-synthesis-the-beginning

~ Zago
www.soundcloud.com/ismael-luzuriaga/zago-ish-soldiers-songseriessaturday-no-1

Live Art By :

~ TBA!
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A New Black Arts Movement | www.anewblackartsmovement.com

a new black arts movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. we are revolutionary matriarchal maroons.

This is a movement building upon the foundations of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960’s founded by Baba Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, all freedom fighters, and our many other ancestors long before and after in the struggle for liberation.

We have launched the reinvention, re-imagining the significance and necessity of a Black Arts Movement for today that is: internationalist, revolutionary matriarchal, and eco-socialist. A movement supporting majority oppressed nationality leadership and valuing the principles and characteristics of indigeneity. A new black arts movement views art as equivalent to politics.

Free the land. Free ALL political prisoners.
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Conscious Youth Media Crew | www.consciousyouthmediacrew.org

Conscious Youth Media Crew encourages youth to become life-long learners and positive, productive community members.

Through our unique San Francisco-based digital multimedia training program, youth participants learn multimedia arts and filmmaking, develop creative voice through storytelling, gain marketable technology skills, and become involved in the community as media producers and young leaders.
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Guerrilla Republik | www.guerrillarepublik.org 

GUERRILLA REPUBLIK draws it's INSPIRATION from the first successful Slave Revolt in Haiti 1794, this rebellion exemplifies UNITY, STRENGTH, DETERMINATION and THE WILL OF GOD. OUR MISSION is to STIMULATE MINDS and EXPAND THE DYNAMICS of THINKING in our inner cities and motivate individuals to take a proactive approach to life through EDUCATION, SELF RELIANCE and PREPAREDNESS. Only The Real Feel This.
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Urban Art Beat | www.urbanartbeat.org

Urban Art Beat is a platform for creative expression, partnering talented artists and dedicated volunteers with under served schools and organizations. We believe that creative expression through the arts has the potential to enhance the mind, spirit and artistic energy of our youth and engage them in shaping a vision for their community’s future.We empower youth, fight educational injustice, and reduce dropout rates by creating reliable partnerships and innovative projects through Hip Hop culture and arts education.

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Sponsors/Supporters :

~ a new black arts movement
www.anewblackartsmovement.com

~ Conscious Youth Media Crew (CYMC)
www.consciousyouthmediacrew.org

~ Guerrilla Republik (GREP)
www.guerrillarepublik.org

~ Noble 9 Collective 
www.facebook.com/noble9collective 

~ NY Centric Entertainment 
www.facebook.com/Nycentric-Entertainment-LLC-133166736786518

~ Uprose Brooklyn
www.uprose.org

~ Urban Art Beat
www.urbanartbeat.org

~ Visual Caffeine
www.viscaff.com
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FREE for all ages and for all FREE!!!

SUBWAY:

R train(s) to 25th Street & 4th Avenue (about a 3 1/2 block walk)

BUS:

B37 to 3rd Avenue & 21st Street (Bay Ridge bound)
B37 to 3rd Avenue & 23rd Street (Downtown Brooklyn bound)

B63 to 5th Avenue & 21st Street (Bay Ridge bound)
B63 to 5th Avenue & 24th Street (Cobble Hill bound)


Uprose Brooklyn
166 A 22nd Street (btwn. 3rd & 4th Avenues) 
Sunset Park, Brooklyn 11232

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Williamsburg Music Center
XspiritMental Maroons Indigenous Black before sunrise - 11p
367 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-384-1654 [map]
Price: 10

https://www.facebook.com/events/255064274954155/

before sunrise spiritchild’s European tour launch session

Spiritchild, voice, shamanic storytelling, production; 
Nejma Shea, voice, shamanic storytelling; 
Broken Line on foundation, rhythm section, roots (Swiss Chris)
featuring Naeemah Z. MaddoxCharlotte Hill O'Neal, and an ensemble of maroons

honoring the ancestors through xspiritmental hip hop frequencies. prefiguring a new society through the imagination of lyrical storytelling, channeling and connecting. members from a new black arts movement ensemble will soul share. be the instrumentation for this exploration and join the vibration.

$10cover xspiritmental.com anewblackartsmovement.com
A New Black Arts Movement
#anewblackartsmovement

Williamsburg music center
367 Bedford Avenue
bk ny 11211

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

the brooklyn commons
a new black arts movement presents: Maroons --over-- Morons - 6p
388 Atlantic Avenu
Brooklyn, New York
United States
9173730461 [map]
Price: $10 or Maroon Exchange

Join us March 19th for a CommUniversity on current resistance movements to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement,) Xenophobia and Racism.
The afternoon will include a Know Your Rights workshop, resource sharing and inspiring stories of resistance!
Maroons live communally and choose to be off the plantation. Maroons include Africans, Seminoles and whites who were in solidarity with liberation efforts. Maroons resist to exist and exist to resist. 

place: The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue 
Brooklyn, NY 11217

entry: $10 donation - no one turned away with maroon exchange (see below) youth are always free
there will be food and refreshments available for purchase

contact: rosaleen@urbanartbeat.com
spiritchild@xspiritmental.com
nefertiti@xspiritmental.com

Learn and share your maroonage… 
Bring something of sentimental and or personal value for a maroon exchange (to substitute the entry fee) as we experiment with alternative exchanges to capitalism in our maroonvillage. 

maroons trade in the illusion of democracy and freedom, the false pretense of equality and integration, for a celebration of our indigenous blood, ancestral heritage and creative souls. there is no room for validation, assimilation, or mis-education from those who have historically denied us complete emancipation. we hold ourselves accountable for sustaining our communities and providing the necessary tools for liberation.

a new black arts movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. we support all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination.
our soul sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create this vision toward prefiguring a new society.


a new black arts movement acknowledges that in order for liberation, true and revolutionary education must be celebrated and accepted. we imagine a world where all children are afforded the quality education of the wealthy, where culture is at the forefront of lessons, and where children have the freedom to explore their skills and talents beyond teacher expectations. We prefigure a world where educational institutions are community spaces and where children are given the tools to change the society in which they live. 

a new black arts movement acknowledges that all love is revolutionary, and we prefigure a new society in which all love is celebrated and accepted. we imagine a world in which heteronormative, monogamous love and the nuclear family model are not the social norm, and we celebrate freedom, love, equality, and justice. our space is a prefigurative space where we cook wholesome foods, share our art, and encourage participation in art and a genderqueer clothing swap.

this is a movement building off the original black arts movement of the 1960's founded by baba amiri baraka, sonia sanchez, maya angelou, and our many other ancestors in the struggle for liberation. we honor all of our elders and our youth, together taking it to a new level with our principles. we are matriarchal, mother earth centered, and maroon nationality and identity. 

www.anewblackartsmovement.com

Friday, March 10th, 2017

The Bitter End
CityScapes Part 1 - 7p
147 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 673-7030 [map]
Price: $15

On Friday, March 10 at 7PM, ShoutHouse returns to The Bitter End to present new works from our upcoming album, CityScapes, featuring singer Hannah Zazz and experimental hip hop artist spiritchild. 

The music of CityScapes draws from the stories of New York through time and place, told by artists hailing from all corners of this eclectic city. Weaving threads of classical, hip-hop, and jazz, this music reflects many aspects of New York, from its colonial and geological past (“Mannahatta”), its awe-inspiring constellational nature (“Grand Central,” “Ancient Tools”), its flowing perpetuity (“Ants,” “Viscous”), and a vision towards its future (“Rebuild”).

The show will feature four world premieres:

Aaron Ewing, "Viscous"
Will Healy, "Rebuild"
Alex Burtzos, "The F Word"
Jesse Greenberg, "Ancient Tools"
Rapped and spoken texts by hip-hop actvist/educator/emcee spiritchild

Door: $15/$10 with Student ID

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

temple of Nefertiti
a new black arts movement presents: maroon leadership: revolutionary love - 4p
307 Jefferson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216 [map]
Price: 10

https://www.facebook.com/events/783126725177214/

a new black arts movement presents: maroon leadership: revolutionary love

maroons trade in the illusion of democracy and freedom, the false pretense of equality and integration, for a celebration of our indigenous blood, ancestral heritage and creative souls. there is no room for validation, assimilation, or mis-education from those who have historically denied us complete emancipation. we hold ourselves accountable for sustaining our communities and providing the necessary tools for liberation.

a new black arts movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. we support all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination.
our soul sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create this vision toward prefiguring a new society.

performances/music by: 

Ren An
Dilson Hernandez
Mayteana Morales
Swiss Chris
Quincy Saul
Queen Nejma Nefertiti

***more to be announced***


date: february 19th
time: 4pm - 7pm

***revolutionary dance after party***

a revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having ~ emma goldman 

place: 307 Jefferson Ave #2
Brooklyn, NY 11216

entry: $10 donation - no one turned away
youth are always free
there will be food and refreshments available for purchase

contact: rosaleen@urbanartbeat.com
spiritchild@xspiritmental.com
nejmanefertiti@xspiritmental.com

a new black arts movement acknowledges that in order for liberation, true and revolutionary education must be celebrated and accepted. we imagine a world where all children are afforded the quality education of the wealthy, where culture is at the forefront of lessons, and where children have the freedom to explore their skills and talents beyond teacher expectations. We prefigure a world where educational institutions are community spaces and where children are given the tools to change the society in which they live. 

a new black arts movement acknowledges that all love is revolutionary, and we prefigure a new society in which all love is celebrated and accepted. we imagine a world in which heteronormative, monogamous love and the nuclear family model are not the social norm, and we celebrate freedom, love, equality, and justice. our space is a prefigurative space where we cook wholesome foods, share our art, and encourage participation in art and a genderqueer clothing swap.

this is a movement building off the original black arts movement of the 1960's founded by baba amiri baraka, sonia sanchez, maya angelou, and our many other ancestors in the struggle for liberation. we honor all of our elders and our youth, together taking it to a new level with our principles. we are matriarchal, mother earth centered, and maroon nationality and identity. 

www.anewblackartsmovement.com

 

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

The Westbury Inn
free(dom) dance party XspiritMental maroons indigenous black - 10p
73 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225 [map]
Price: free

XSPIRITMENTAL MAROONS INDIGENOUS BLACK 
free(dom) dance party
sat, Feb 4 10pm till

Spiritchild - dj xspiritmental; soundscape, ambiance, mood setter transmitter 
Nejma Shea - emcee; modern day ancient griot, soul inspirer 
we work hard, we party hard. we revolutionize, we socialize. we actualize, we realize. 
we nurture, we freak shit up. we culture, we funk it up. chill out, wild out, be free. \

xspiritmental.com anewblackartsmovement.com
#revolutionary #queer #freak #guiltypleasure #taboo #funk #hiphop #dancehall #afrobeat #worldtraveling

https://www.facebook.com/events/1208991295880677/

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Red Rooster Ginny's Supper Club
Year of the Rooster! with the Afro Yaqui Music Collective featuring spiritchild (nyc), Min Xiao-Fen and Gizelxanath - 730p
310 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027 [map]
Price: 15

Year of the Rooster! with the Afro Yaqui Music Collective featuring spiritchild (nyc), Min Xiao-Fen and Gizelxanath

Sat, January 28, 2017

7:30 pm

Ginny's Supper Club

New York, NY

$15.00

Come celebrate Chinese New Year as we enter the Year of the Rooster--at Red Rooster. The Afro Yaqui Music Collective will be collaborating with the legendary Pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fin, whom the The New York Times has called "a pipa player like no other," and the Village Voice proclaims has "taken ancient Chinese string music into the future." With The Afro Yaqui Music Collective, Min Xiao-Fen will be performing her "From Harlem to Shanghai and back" suite, a tribute to Count Basie trumpter Buck Clayton's performances in China in the 1930s. 


The Afro Yaqui Music Collective will also be performing works by the late, guggenheim award-winning Fred Ho, whose revolutionary Moneky Orchestra combined grooving jazz-funk with Peking Opera styles and wild improvisation. Met Opera soprano Gizelxanath Rodriguez will be singing a fusion between Peking Opera, Indigenous Yaqui music and the jazz-blues tradition that will bring 2017 in swining.

 

 

Afro Yaqui Music Collective

The Afro Yaqui Music Collective is a 9-piece outfit which descends from Fred Ho's Afro Asian revolutionary ensembles and musical concepts. Led by Ben Barson, Ho's Baritone protege who "he felt has the heft and sound to represent [Ho's] assertive approach (The New York Times)," the band will include alumni's of Ho's groups such as trumpet maestro Mark McGowan and trombonist Aaron Johnson, as well as a new generation of musical warriors.
Venue Information:
Ginny's Supper Club
310 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY, 10027
http://ginnyssupperclub.com/

Friday, January 27th, 2017

James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy
Year of the Rooster with The Afro Yaqui Music Collective featuring spitichild (NYC) and Gizelxanath - 7p
422 Foreland St,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212 [map]
Price: 12 adv 15 door

Year of the Rooster with
The Afro Yaqui Music Collective
featuring spitichild (NYC) and Gizelxanath

Come bring 2017 in cross-cultural style as we enter the Year of the Rooster at the James Street Ballroom.
The Afro Yaqui Music Collective will be performing works by the late, guggenheim award-winning Fred Ho, whose revolutionary Moneky Orchestra combined grooving jazz-funk with Peking Opera styles and wild improvisation. Met Opera soprano Gizelxanath Rodriguez will be singing a fusion between Peking Opera, Indigenous Yaqui music and the jazz-blues tradition that will bring 2017 in swining. 

The band will be joined by hip-hop artist and activist spiritchild from Brooklyn, who is long been an activist in movements of Afro-Asian solidarity in fighting back racism and police brutalitiy.
The Afro Yaqui Music Collective is a 9-piece outfit which descends from Fred Ho's Afro Asian revolutionary ensembles and musical concepts. Led by Ben Barson, Ho's Baritone protege who "he felt has the heft and sound to represent [Ho's] assertive approach (The New York Times)," the band will include alumni's of Ho's groups such as trumpet maestro Mark McGowan and trombonist Aaron Johnson, as well as a new generation of musical innovators.

DOOR: 7 PM
MUSIC: 8 PM
COVER: $12 adv./ $15 Door

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Cornelia Street Cafe
VOXFEST: XSPIRITMENTAL MAROONS INDIGENOUS BLACK - 9:30p
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014
212-989-9319 [map]
Price: 10 admission

VOXFEST: XSPIRITMENTAL MAROONS INDIGENOUS BLACK 
Jan 16 930pm
Spiritchild, voice, shamanic storytelling, production; 
Nejma Shea, voice, shamanic storytelling; 
Ana Ïsma Viel, atmosphere, instrumentation. 

honoring the ancestors through xspiritmental hip hop frequencies. prefiguring a new society through the imagination of lyrical storytelling, channeling and connecting. members from a new black arts movement ensemble will soul share. be the instrumentation for this exploration and join the vibration.

Cornelia
street cafe
29 Cornelia street 
greenwich
village NY 10014
$10cover plus $10minimum 
curated by Deborah Latz
xspiritmental.com anewblackartsmovement.com
Spiritchild XspiritMental
A New Black Arts Movement
spiritchild updates & events

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

baileys cafe
a new black arts movement presents Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline III - 430pm
324 Malcolm X Blvd,
Brooklyn, New York 11233
United States [map]
Price: 10 strongly suggested donation

a new black arts movement 
presents
Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline III
(a commUniversity)

Please join us on Sunday, January 15th 
4:30pm-6:30 pm
At Bailey’s Cafe, 324 Malcolm X Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11233

for a panel and community discussion on 
best practices for respecting our youth in all their glory and diversity! 

panelists will range from veteran teaching artists who have successfully engaged incarcerated youth to community leaders, local youth and public school teachers engaging in inclusive and restorative practices daily! 

in order to rise up against a system of sanctioned discrimination,
it is important that we share and support what works in the field of youth liberation.

be there
Questions? 
rosamk@partnershipwithchildren.org www.anewblackartsmovement.com
Urban Art Beat
A New Black Arts Movement

$10 strongly suggested donation
youth are always free
food and refreshments can be purchased at the event

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Albeda College MCA,
'The art of emcee'ing' door spiritchild - 16hr
Ambachtsweg 17 3161
GL Rhoon [map]

https://www.facebook.com/events/547463842111160/

'The art of emcee'ing' door spiritchild
revolutionaire artiest (emcee, producer, dj) uit New York 
black gold blue gold tour 2016 pt.2

Deze workshop toont je een weg om verder te gaan dan stijl en vorm en echt als water te zijn met jouw flow, van pen tot optreden tot product. 
* Hoe kan je structuur en concepten transformeren tot een complete creatieve compositie? 
* Hoe kan je de kunst van het freestylen en vertellen van verhalen beheersen en een vakkundig optreden geven dat je volledig lichaam en het publiek betrekt? 
* Hoe kan je jouw artistieke identiteit uitbouwen en koesteren?
Voor de artiest die wil groeien in de kunst van het emcee’en door praktische, hands-on tips over het schrijven tot het brengen en het creëren van een artistieke gemeenschap. 

Meer over spiritchild: 

Als revolutionaire artiest uit the South Bronx doorheen Brooklyn, gebruikt spiritchild kunst om een culturele revolutie te cultiveren doorheen de wereld. De eclectische en experimentele fusie van ‘true school’ hip hop, funk, electronica en jazz van deze artiest blijft de grenzen doorbreken van de muziek scène. spiritchild brengt de frequencies over van J Dilla die thee drinkt met Sun Ra, schildert de silhouetten van Nina Simone en remixt El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz ook gekend als Malcolm X. Niemand deelt tijd en ruimte zonder geraakt te worden in lichaam, geest, hart en ziel.

Als solo artiest, sinds 1992 en als ritmisch dichter van de hip hop fusie band Mental Notes , sinds 1999, gebruikt spiritchild muziek om conversaties te openen en tot actie aan te zetten rond sociale en milieurechtvaardigheid. Naast het uitbrengen van verschillende solo albums en band opnames, had spiritchild de eer om samen te werken met een waaier aan artiesten van de revolutionaire ‘spoken word’ activisten The Last Poets, Amiri Baraka, grammy award genomineerde Maya Azucena, Les Nubians, The Coup, Dead Prez tot Brooklyn's Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra. 

Bijdragen tot de muzikale en sociale hartslag van jongeren is de kern van het levenswerk van deze artiest. Als programmaleider en consultant voor Art Start en Urban Art Beat, internationale pedagoog en spreker heeft spiritchild uitgebreid ervaring in het ontwikkelen en leiden van workshops en programma’s rond hip hop pedagogie, songwriting and artiestontwikkeling. Hij is tevens de bedenker van het internationale hip hop gemeenschapsprogramma ‘The c.i.p.h.e.r.’ dat erkend en ondersteund is door het ‘Erasmus+ youth in action programma’ van de Europese Commissie. 

www.xspiritmental.com

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Harlem State Office Building
October 22, 2016: 21st National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation - 12pm
163 W. 125th Street on the corner of Adam Clayton Powell
NY, NY [map]
Price: free

https://www.facebook.com/events/1045458918885989/

October 22, 2016: 21st National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation

Saturday, 10/22
12:00PM assemble in front of the Harlem State Office Building at 163 W. 125th Street on the corner of Adam Clayton Powell for a rally and a march
(A/B/C/D/2/3 trains to 125th Street)

A Stolen Lives Induction Ceremony in Harlem will follow. More details TBA.


October 22nd is a day that people around the nation have mobilized every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. It is crucial that we bring forward a powerful National Day of Protest in cities and towns across the U.S. to challenge the ongoing violence against the people. This October 22nd, stand with thousands across the country to express our collective outrage, creativity, and resistance in response to the crimes of this system. On October 22nd, WEAR BLACK, FIGHT BACK!

JOIN US if there is already an October 22nd event in your area. CREATE one if you are in an area where there is currently no group organizing. For listings of activities in your area, check the website www.october22.org

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Dixon Place Theatre
UAB's Youth open soul (mic) share - Theme - What Gets You Free? - 3pm
161a Chrystie Street
NY, NY [map]
Price: free

https://www.facebook.com/events/1805444313033779/

it’s time to set off our monthly open soul (mic) share season! 

In honor of Mass Incarceration Awareness Month AND a tribute to October (22): International Day Against Police Brutality. We come together to STOP THE COPS! 

Join us Oct 20th 330p to x’press, x’emplify, x’spirit’ment.
all city, all youth, all arts. each month featuring mentors and youth. dj XspiritMental (soul selector spirit) on decks.

In the face of Oppression from the state, we ask, "What gets You Free!?" 

come, bring friends, bring youth, bring yourself. read a poem, something you're working on, freestyle over our beats, or bring a finished song! For the youth, by the youth! 

This month, Featuring Bed-Stuy youth from Unity Prep (thanks to the super talented Teaching Artist Jessie Davis!! 

We are hiphop culture! eliminate the hate with liberated space.

Dixon Place

161 Chrystie St, New York, New York 10002



www.urbanartbeat.org

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Church of the Advent Hope
Carnegie Hill Concerts: ShoutHouse - 630p
111 E 87th St,
New York, New York 10128 [map]
Price: $20 donation

https://www.facebook.com/events/1658614331091089/

ShoutHouse is a chamber orchestra of classical, hip-hop, and jazz musicians. They strive to create a platform for talented artists from any background to express themselves on one stage. By focusing on telling a story through notes, structures, and words, they hope to achieve a new form of expression that reconnects thoughtful, powerful music with a widespread audience.

Tuesday, OCTOBER 18 at 6:30PM

CARNEGIE HILL CONCERTS at Church of the Advent Hope

111 East 87th St. (at Park Avenue)

FREE ADMISSION

A suggested donation $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors will go entirely to support the sponsorship of a refugee family by series organizers.

More information:
http://www.shouthousemusic.com/

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Medicine Show Theatre
A new black arts movement presents: Art=Politics"Know Yourself" - 4pm
549 W 52nd St, Fl 3rd,
New York, New York 10019 [map]
Price: $10

https://www.facebook.com/events/294970500888202/

Join & Watch as we liberate ourselves from Euro-centric oppression and unmasking false identities given to us from the people who stole our humanity.

The show will be split up into Art/HipHop/Yoga. These components helped me on my journey to learn more about myself and my culture. 

$10 donation - Youth Free, No one turned away. 

Proceeds go towards mentoring incarcerated LGBTQ youth on Rikers Island.

Medicine Show Theatre

549 W 52nd St, Fl 3rd, New York, New York 10019

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

El Taller Latino Americano
Indigenous People's Day Concert w/Afro Yaqui Music Collective - 7pm
215 E 99th St,
New York, New York 10029 [map]
Price: $15

https://www.facebook.com/events/345626122449179/

Hosted by Arts For Art / Vision, and part of the Evolving: Raza y Resistencia / Race & Resistance festival, the Afro Yaqui Music Collective is honored to be a part of a concert to think beyond the spectre of Columbus as we celebrate the 7th generational conciousness and activism of First peoples. Gizelxanath will be sharing the music of Toztil (Mayan) and Nahutual cultures in order to affect change here and now. With special performances by Spiritchild XspiritMental, Kento Iwasaki, Julian Litwack, Quincy Saul, Alfredo Colón, Dan Kurfirst, Samuel Okoh-Boateng, and Ben Barson.

Admission is $15.


El Taller Latino Americano

215 E 99th St, New York, New York 10029

 



Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Le Space
A new black arts movement soul session: always there are the youth - 15:30
Rue de la Clé 26 Sleutelstraat,
1000 Brussels, Belgium [map]
Price: 5 euro

https://www.facebook.com/events/210216332728815/

“We welcome the young of all groups, 
as our own with the solid nourishment of food and warmth,
we prepare the way with the solid nourishment of self-actualization,
we implore all the young to prepare for the young
because always there will be children.”
(excerpt of) Always there are the children – Nikki Giovanni

A new black arts movement presents soul sessions: Always there are the youth
Sunday, 25 September, 2016
15:30 – Welcome 18:00 – End 
Le Space, Rue de la Clé 26 – Brussels
Language: mix of French, Dutch and English, adapted to the needs of the participants.
€ 5 donation, youth free

What do our youth want to create beyond the limitations of the current systems and –isms of today?
How do they see the future of their generation and generations to come and what are their ideas to start living it today?
How can we as a community support the youth to self-determine the society they want to live in?

During this soul session the youth will lead the dialogue and give their views on current day youth work and projects such as ‘The c.i.p.h.e.r.’ and ‘De Stroate’. We will go back in time to go forward and practice indigenous ways of gathering in a circle, of honouring generations, of practicing listening, of sharing food, art and stories, of creating strategies and aligning our actions.

A new black arts movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. A new black arts movement supports all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination.
Our soul sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create this vision toward prefiguring a new society.

Looking forward to welcoming you!
For more information, please check out www.anewblackartsmovement.com,The cipher and www.xspiritmental.com.

*****
A new black arts movement presente soul sessions: Toujours il y aura les jeunes
Dimanche, 25 Septembre 2016
15:30 – Accueil 18h00 – Fin 
Le Space, rue de la Clé 26 - Bruxelles
Langue: mélange de français, néerlandais et anglais, adapté aux besoins des participants.
€ 5 don, enfants et jeunes adults gratuit. 

Qu'est-ce que nos jeunes veulent créer au-delà des limites des systèmes et -ismes d'aujourd'hui?
Comment voient-elles/ils l'avenir de leur génération et les générations à venir et quelles sont leurs idées pour commencer à le vivre aujourd'hui?
Comment pouvons-nous, en tant que communauté, soutenir les jeunes à déterminer la société dans laquelle elles/ ils veulent vivre?

Au cours de cette 'soul session', les jeunes dirigerent le dialogue et donnerent leur avis concerant le travail et des projets de jeunesse d’aujourd’hui tels que 'The c.i.p.h.e.r.' et 'De Stroate' entre autres. Nous regarderons en arrière pour aller de l’avant en practiquant des coutumes indigènes comme se rassembler en cercle, honorer les générations, pratiquer l’art de l’écoute, partager de la nourriture, l'art et des histoires, créer des stratégies et aligner nos actions.

‘A new black arts movement’ peint une nouvelle esthétique, pour nous libérer de nos oppresseurs. ‘A new black arts movement’ soutient toutes les luttes autochtones pour des peuples de se défendre et de déterminer son propre destin. 
Nos ‘soul sessions’ sont des espaces communautaires où nous nous unissons, nous nous exprimons, nous créons et nous construisons une vision pour une nouvelle société. 

Au plaisir de vous accueillir!
Pour plus d'informations, visitez www.anewblackartsmovement.comThe cipher et www.xspiritmental.com. 

*****
A new black arts movement stelt voor soul sessions: Altijd is er de jeugd
Zondag 25 September, 2016
15:30 – Welkom 18:00 – Einde 
Le Space, Sleutelstraat 26 - Brussel
Taal: mix van Frans, Nederlands en Engels, aangepast aan de behoeften van de deelnemers.
€ 5 donatie, jeugd gratis. 

Wat willen onze jongeren creëren dat de beperkingen van de huidige systemen en –ismes van vandaag overstijgt?
Hoe zien zij de toekomst van hun generatie en komende generaties en wat zijn hun ideeën om hiernaar te leven vandaag?
Hoe kunnen wij als gemeenschap de jongeren steunen om zelf de samenleving te bepalen waarin zij willen leven?

Tijdens deze 'soul session’ zullen de jongeren de dialoog leiden en hun visie geven op het huidige jeugdwerk en -projecten zoals o.a. 'The c.i.p.h.e.r.' en 'De Stroate'. We zullen teruggaan in de tijd om vooruit te gaan door ‘indigenous’ gebruiken toe te passen zoals samenkomen in een cirkel, generaties eren, de kunst van luisteren beoefenen, eten, kunst en verhalen delen, samen strategieën creëren en onze acties op elkaar afstemmen. 

‘A new black arts movement’ schildert een nieuwe esthetiek, waarin we onszelf bevrijden van onze onderdrukkers. ‘A new black arts movement’ ondersteunt alle ‘indigenous’strijd voor zelfverdediging, zelfbevrijding en zelfbepaling. 
Onze ‘soul sessions’ zijn ruimtes waar we als gemeenschap samenkomen om ons uit te drukken, te creëren en samen te bouwen aan een visie voor een nieuwe samenleving. 

We kijken ernaar uit jullie te mogen verwelkomen.
Voor meer informatie, check www.anewblackartsmovement.com The cipheren www.xspiritmental.com. 

A New Black Arts Movement

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Project Reach
The Clock is Ticking for Leonard Peltier - 2pm
39 Eldridge Street
4th Floor, NY NY [map]
Price: $5-$10

featuring spiritchild for two performance sets

 

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Bailey's Cafe
a new black arts movement presents: beyond being “woman-centric” revolutionary matriarchy - 4pm
324 Malcolm X Blvd
Brooklyn, NY [map]
Price: $10

https://www.facebook.com/events/279920902363068/

a new black arts movement presents: beyond being “woman-centric” revolutionary matriarchy

beyond being “woman-centric”, a revolutionary matriarch calls for the elimination of gender as a social construction all together. to be matri (mother) centric is to place value on the universal conditions of nurturance, education, healing, sustainability, etc. the development of a healthy society should not be marginalized by gender and its social/behavioral implications. we are to take responsibility for these essential values of development as a society. we are to undo hetero-normative patriarchy while working to re-socialize men as mothers.

revolutionary matriarchy is not a mirror of patriarchy- but it’s opposite.

adapted from F.Ho.

Showing excerpts from "Amor Puro y Duro" (Love Hard and Pure), a documentary in progress by Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi, an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around neverbefore-
seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in
Chavela’s songs, and the myths and tales others have told about her – as well as those she spread about herself –
the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.

Performances by:
Dequi Kioni-sadiki
Régine Bellinger
Queen Nejma Nefertiti & Susana Nieto
Ren
Kai
Nzinga
Aliyah Hakim-El
and more...

Live painting by Michelle Sutherland (BK)

Date: September 18th
Time: 4pm - 7pm

***Meditation worksop by Lauren Kelly Benson. We will learn to heal our own traumas and those of our ancesstresses***

Place: Bailey's Cafe
324 Malcolm X Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 

Entry: $10 donation - no one turned away
youth are always free
there will be food and refreshments available for purchase

Contact: rosaleen@urbanartbeat.com
spiritchild@xspiritmental.com

A New Black Arts Movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. A New Black Arts Movement supports all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination. A New Black Arts Movement acknowledges that all love is revolutionary, and we prefigure a new society in which all love is celebrated and accepted. We imagine a world in which heteronormative, monogamous love and the nuclear family model are not the social norm, and we celebrate freedom, love, equality, and justice. 

A New Black Arts Movement acknowledges that in order for liberation, true and revolutionary education must be celebrated and accepted. We imagine a world where all children are afforded the quality education of the wealthy, where culture is at the forefront of lessons, and where children have the freedom to explore their skills and talents beyond teacher expectations. We prefigure a world where educational institutions are community spaces and where children are given the tools to change the society in which they live. 

Our monthly Soul Sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create. It is a prefigurative space where we cook wholesome foods, share our art, and encourage participation in art and a genderqueer clothing swap. This is a movement building off the original Black Arts Movement of the 1960's founded by Baba Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, and our many other ancestors in the struggle for liberation. We honor all of our elders and our youth, together taking it to a new level with our principles. We are matriarchal, mother earth centered, and maroon nationality and identity. If you are serious about being a revolutionary... Read up. Be at the next Soul Sessions. And let's build. - See more at www.anewblackartsmovement.com

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

745
745 Annual Block Party: Community Family Day - 10am
745 7th Street (Between 4th & 5th Avenues) Park Slope,
Brooklyn, NY 11215 [map]
Price: free

https://www.facebook.com/events/1775660139358315/

745 Annual Block Party: Community Family Day
Come out and hang with family & friends who you haven't seen in a while...or maybe love to see all the time!!!
Bring love and fun...its a family affair 745 style!!!

Accepting Donations - PayPal or ChasePay : cgonson@gmail.com (Claudia Gonson)
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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH 2016 :: 10 AM - 9 PM 
7th Street (Between 4th & 5th Avenues)
Park Slope, Brooklyn 11215

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Hosted By :

~ 745 Block 

Music By : 

~ Brian OriJahnal of OriJahnal Vibez 
www.facebook.com/ORIJAHNAL

~ DJ Cabin 
www.facebook.com/DJ-CABIN-110186972342496

~ DJ Harry Hash
www.facebook.com/djharryhash

~ DJ Hek Tek 
www.facebook.com/djhektek 

~ DJ King Uprock 
www.facebook.com/ralph.casanova 

~ DJ SSS (spiritchild)
www.facebook.com/xspiritmental

~ More TBA!

Live Art By:

~ TBA

Equipment & Music Provided By:

~ Sounds of Dynasty 
www.facebook.com/dynastyrockers

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Open for all Ages and all you have to do is bring something to keep it going...bring anything from paper goods, food, snacks, drinks, jokes, memories, games to share with the youth....and anything to keep it going until!!

SUBWAY:

F, G,R trains to 9th Street & 4th Avenues (about a 2 block walk)

BUS:

B37 to 7th Street & 3rd Avenue (about 1 block walk)
B61 to 9th Street (4th or 5th Avenue) (about a 2 block walk)

B63 to 7th Street & 5th Avenue 

Driving: (PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING IS VERY HARD TO FIND)

7th Street (Between 4th & 5th Avenues)
Park Slope, Brooklyn 11215

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

677 Hart
UAB Hip Hop House Party - 8pm
677 Hart Street,
Brooklyn, NY [map]
Price: $10

https://www.facebook.com/events/319685745035419/

Come dance party build celebrate with us!!

$10 gets you in, $15 gets you a keg cup! Completely affordable bar available as well! Volunteers needed! Work the door, clean a little, or sling some drinks for a shift and get in for free! 

Did we mention the DJs?! We have some powerhouse talent and players!! Rabbi Darkside! Raydar Ellis! FXWRK!! Spiritchild! And More!! The dance floor will be off the hook! Perfect place to dance your way into the new "school year."

Now- most importantly- why raise funds? Like, what SPECIFICALLY will your donations be going towards? I'm glad you asked! 

We're here to serve the youth and that costs money! We live and love Hiphop and serve through our Critical Revolutionary Hiphop Pedagogy, so what better way to raise funds than a good old fashioned house party?! 

This year is bringing some exciting new possibilities. In addition to finishing up funding for our completely free, dinner included, intensive Summer Camp for Social Justice in which the youth have a week to write, practice, and perform a song about the important topic or community issue of their choice, we're looking ahead. 

Urban Art Beat has been invited to provide programming for incarcerated youth at Rikers Island. One of the most notorious jails in a country full of notorious jails is giving us an opportunity to serve. Fervent opponents of the School to Prison Pipeline, we want to get in there and empower! We want youth in the system to know its not the end for them and that there are opportunities and power to be found in their own voices! 

But we need your help. Riker's certainly ain't paying for it. We need to cover costs associated with this program. 

So come! Dance! Imbibe! Support! And let's party while we raise enough to serve at Rikers in addition to the schools, after school programs, and community organizations where we already serve!

Friday, September 9th, 2016

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
CROSSCURRENT - 8pm
450 W 37th St,
New York, New York 10018 [map]
Price: $10

https://www.facebook.com/events/831862333617902/

ShoutHouse kicks off their 2016-17 season with CROSSCURRENT, an unprecedented interdisciplinary collaboration. NYC's only classical/hip-hop/jazz orchestra will be joined by both classical and hip-hop dancers, as well as MCs Nuri نوري Hazzard and Spiritchild, in performing works byWhitney GeorgeMichael LaurelloJesse Greenberg, and a world premiere by ShoutHouse music director Will Healy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqWkPTdjcBk

Tickets available online: buytickets.at/shouthouse or at the door (link above) - $15 ($10 Students)

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Nicholas Naquan Heyward, Jr. Park
Day of Remembrance 2016 Poetic Justice - 12-7pm
Brooklyn, New York 11217 [map]
Price: free

https://www.facebook.com/events/1821909894703895/

NICHOLAS HEYWARD, JR DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 2016
POETIC JUSTICE
Saturday, August 27th
12pm-7pm
Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr. Park
Wyckoff St between Hoyt St & Bond St, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5 – Nevins, F/G – Bergen, A/C – Hoyt Schermerhorn

Honoring the life of Brooklynite, honor student Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr., whose life was stolen by NYPD in September of 1994. Come support and enjoy a day of creativity with the Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr. Memorial Foundation as we celebrate and honor, what would have been Nicholas's 35th Birthday !
This event is co- sponsored by The Legacy Eric Garner Left Behind...

Music by Masters of Sounds!
Live Performances by Spiritchild and Urban Art Beat, Ty Black, Peace Poets, Aidge and more!

Basketball Games SHOOT HOOPS NOT GUNS ( TEAM NICHOLAS ) vs HOOPS FOR JUSTICE ( SHANTEL & KIMANI ) * Arts & Crafts * Children’s Games * Voter Reg * Toy Guns for Books Exchange

Social Justice Tables by October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Stop Mass Incarceration, Picture The Homeless, Shut It Down, Cop Watch, and others…

For more info or to donate to this event, please visit:NicholasHeywardMemorialFoundation.org
Donations are tax deductible.

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

125 Ryerson
A New Black Arts Movement Presents: Black August CommUniversity - 4pm
125 Ryerson St,
Bk, NY 11205 [map]
Price: $10 youth free

https://www.facebook.com/events/1777634165846184/

A NEW BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT PRESENTS: 

BLACK AUGUST COMMUNIVERSITY
honor and celebrate black august, 
build with us at the BBQ afterwards! BYOB 

Special Guests :
Black Panthers 
Brother Tariq and Brother Shep
Marron Mentor Poet: Nejma Shea
International Hip Hop Pedagogues:
Rabbi Darkside and Spiritchild XspiritMental 

Join us for our Black August CommUniversity as we learn from the past and unite with active forces in the present to bring about change. This Communiversity will highlight and discuss the benefits (and pitfalls) of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense as well share current local and international movements focusing on liberation, maroon leadership and art as a political force.

Our host and ally, Emmy Award winning filmmaker, Lisa Russell will speak on her current initiative, Ï Sell the Shadow (a growing artist collective using conscious art for the social good).

Date: Aug 21st, assassination of George Jackson 
Time: 5pm - 9pm
Place: 125 Ryerson St, Bk 11205 
anewblackartsmovement.com anewblackartsmovement@xspiritmental.com
Price: $10 donation no one turned away youth are always free
food and refreshments available 4 purchase

www.anewblackartsmovement.com
I Sell the Shadow
A New Black Arts Movement
Urban Art Beat

A New Black Arts Movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. A New Black Arts Movement supports all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination. A New Black Arts Movement acknowledges that all love is revolutionary, and we prefigure a new society in which all love is celebrated and accepted. We imagine a world in which heteronormative, monogamous love and the nuclear family model are not the social norm, and we celebrate freedom, love, equality, and justice. 

A New Black Arts Movement acknowledges that in order for liberation, true and revolutionary education must be celebrated and accepted. We imagine a world where all children are afforded the quality education of the wealthy, where culture is at the forefront of lessons, and where children have the freedom to explore their skills and talents beyond teacher expectations. We prefigure a world where educational institutions are community spaces and where children are given the tools to change the society in which they live. 

Our monthly alternating Soul Sessions & CommUniversities are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create. It is a prefigurative space where we cook wholesome foods, share our art, and encourage participation in art and rEvolution. This is a movement building off the original Black Arts Movement of the 1960's founded by Baba Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, and our many other ancestors in the struggle for liberation. We honor all of our elders and our youth, together taking it to a new level with our principles. We are matriarchal, mother earth centered, and maroon nationality and identity. If you are serious about being a revolutionary... Read up. Be at the next Third Black Sunday. And let's build. - See more at www.anewblackartsmovement.com

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

THE MEDICINE SHOW THEATRE:
Voices for justice in Hip Hop - 7pm
549 West 52nd st
New York, NY 10019 [map]
Price: $15

https://www.facebook.com/events/326822644325646/permalink/328754187465825/

National Action Against Police Brutality and Murder is proud to present VOICES FOR JUSTICE IN HIP HOP. This fundraising event will feature artists using spoken word, hip/hop, song and rap to convey the issues regarding police brutality and murder as well as "Life" and what it means to live underneath the racism, occupation of police, and poverty, and the results of that poverty. Some of those performing are activists themselves "out on the front lines" fighting the injustice of police murders. This showcase features artists who have used their voices to represent the people who are often ignored and unheard. 
National Action Against Police Brutality is proud to showcase these artists, for we also seek to speak for those whose voices have gone "unheard".

*National Action Against Police Brutality and Murder (NAAPB) is a grass roots organization created in responses to the epidemic of police brutality and Murder across the nation. Danette L Chavis, the mother of Gregory L Chavis (YB) is its founder.
~
Gregory L Chavis or YB as he was called, lost his life at the hands of NYPD in October 2004 after they failed to get him the medical attention that was needed after having been shot by a stray bullet intended for someone else. He was directly across the street from the hospital when police pulled up and threatened to shoot those who were carrying him to the hospital, if they didn't put him down. As a result he died from those injuries on the curb across the street from the hospital. Although the medical examiners report said he had "every probability of survival" a federal court judge ruled that actions of police did not "shock the conscience" and the case was ruled in favor of police.

Nevertheless the fight for "nation wide action" continues, determined that all should be held accountable for the murders of unarmed innocents. A petition currently in progress is being used to galvanize "a nation wide movement" that no longer excepts the justifications being given for murders of police. This fundraising effort not only let's the voices of the afflicted be heard but aids in the furtherance of the demand nation wide. All are encourage to support these efforts and indeed sign the petition.

Sign now!
www.change.org/p/national-action-against-police-brutality

Donate!
www.gofundme.com/POLICE-ACCOUNTABILITY

Visit our page on Face Book for UPDATES on the demand in progress. "Like us" when you enter.
www.facebook.com/NationalActionAgainstPoliceBrutality

Voices for justice in Hip Hop
Will be appearing at:

THE MEDICINE SHOW THEATRE: 549 West 52nd st New York, NY 10019
Date: Saturday, August 20th 2016
Time: 7pm to 12pm
Admission: $15

Directions: Take the "E" or "C" train to 50th street and 8th avenue. The theatre is located on 52nd street and 11th avenue.

*Food and drinks will be available.

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Ginny's Supper Club
Afro Yaqui Music Collective Honors Fred Ho - 7pm
310 Malcolm X Blvd Inside the Red Rooster
New York, New York
united states [map]
Price: $15

https://www.facebook.com/events/1187286104668919/

Afro Yaqui Music Collective Honors Fred Ho
(1957-2014)
August 13, 2016
7:30 and 9:30 sets
$15 in advance
Red Rooster, 310 Lenox Ave at 125th St

http://www.ginnyssupperclub.com/event/1253553-afro-yaqui-music-collective-new-york/



“Fred Ho’s style is a genre unto itself, a pioneering fusion of free-jazz and traditional Chinese music that manages to combine truculence and delicacy with such natural ease that it sounds positively organic.”
—DownBeat
Fred Ho—called the “greatest baritone saxophonist of all time” by The New Yorker—would be celebrating his 59th birthday this August. Despite a life cut short by a relentless cancer, Ho's output remains massive, with over 15 albums as a bandleader, several full length Manga Operas which fused jazz and marital arts choreography, and a distinctive Afro Asian style he can call his own. By combining revolutionary politics with African and Asian musical traditions, Ho pioneered a vibrant new form of jazz deployed in service of eco-socialist ideals. Comprising leading jazz luminaries who have performed with the likes of Duke Ellington, Ornette Coleman, and Gil Evans, graced Ho's bands and his recorded output.

The Afro Yaqui Music Collective is a 9-piece outfit which descends from Ho's Afro Asian revolutionary ensembles and musical concepts. Led by Ben Barson, Ho's Baritone protege who "he felt has the heft and sound to represent [Ho's] assertive approach (The New York Times)," the band will include alumni of Ho's groups such as trumpet maestro Mark McGowan and vocalist Youn Joun Kim with a new generation of innovators, such as violin sensation Ernesto Villalobos, Alto saxpohonist Yoko Suzuki, and Metropolitan Opera Soprano Gizelxanath Rodriguez. Theatre artist Marina Calender and freedom singer spiritchild will also be joining the ensemble. 

Ginny's Supper Club was a special location for Mr. Ho. Despite refusing to perform in clubs or bars since the late 1980s, Ho felt Ginny's was an exceptional venue, and organized a special series of concerts towards the end of his life. He unofficially inaugurated the downstairs Supper Club with his tribute to Black Power activist and under-recognized composer Cal Massey's Black Liberation Movement Suite, which jazz critic Will Friedwald in his review of Ho's interpretation in the Wall Street Journal, wrote "was well worth the 40 year wait that it took to be heard." Massey, who performed at the original Red Rooster with Charlie Parker, would have understood Ho as a fellow visionary iconoclast.

http://www.ginnyssupperclub.com/event/1253553-afro-yaqui-music-collective-new-york/

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Stereotype Co
Hip Hop Ed Conference - 7pm
51 Broad St,
Staten Island, NY 10304-2608
united states [map]
Price: $10

 

This year, the Hip Hop Ed Conference will take place in Staten Island NY. This will be an event to educate the emerging artist on how to evolve, grow and perform at a high level– from touring, to turning your craft into a business to managing your career and having a family.

So far, Hip Hop Retreat week will be part of every borough in New York City. It was only right for them to team up with lifestyle brand Stereotype Co to be the plug in Staten Island.

Join us for a day of killer educational panels, presentations, DJ & Producer Demos, cyphers, hip hop trivia for prizes and networking with peers and industry leaders who are shaking up the game. We’ve carefully crafted an incredible lineup of presenters who are prepared to arm you with new strategies, insights and know-how to take your career in the hip hop game to the next level.

Arrive early and stay till the end to catch a cypher curated by DeadLife Entertainment.

Ages 13+
Tickets $10 
Buy tickets online www.hiphopedcon.splashthat.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1767168923561202/ 

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Zomerfabriek
black gold blue gold tour : Grab The Mic Wednesday @Zomerfabriek with Mama's Open Mic - 20hr
Minkelersstraat, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp
Belgium [map]
Price: free

EVERY WEDNESDAY - Performances + OPEN MIC 
>>> FREE ENTRANCE _ EVERYBODY WELCOME!!! <<<

Mama is back in action and very proud to present you our first line-up of the summer!!! 

You don't want to miss these beautifully talented artists!!!! 

What to expect? ... Well, a lot of energy, life changing words and encounters, vibez and plenty of more goodness! 


°°°° LINE UP °°°

20u30 

* Mariana Hirschfeld (Woorden Worden Zinnen _ NL )

* 48 Barz (Woorden Worden Zinnen _ NL) 

Cristina Sapalo & Isy Baeyens (Antwerpen)

* spiritchild (US) 



21u30 - 21u45 

BREAK / PAUZE 

21u45 - 23u 

OPEN MIC AKA YOU ??? 

********************************************************************


Hosted by Bman Aka Bernard aka Mama's Boy

Sounds by Dj Thong aka Boss on The Decks



*spread the word/love*

Hosted by Mama's Open Mic

--
Post je foto's met #zomerfabriek, de allermooiste/grappigste/zaligste tonen we de hele zomer op groot scherm.

www.zomerfabriek.be
twitter & instagram: @zomerfabriek

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Le Space
black gold blue gold tour Pour ce Iftar Malcolm X sera à l'honneur. - 17hr
Rue de la Clé 26 Sleutelstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
1000
Belgium [map]
Price: free

Salam, Salut

Le Space est heureux de vous convier à sonFtour qui aura lieu ce samedi 25 juin

Pour ce Iftar Malcolm X sera à l'honneur.
À cette occasion l'évènement débutera vers 17h00 !!!
Une projection de 3h15 min. suivi d'une présentation ainsi que d'une discussion. Suivi d'une rupture du jeûne vers 22h.
Cette Iftar est à 5 euros comprenant boissons, tortilla, Harira, etc ... Toutes autres participations sont les bienvenues

***N'oubliez pas de vous inscrire à l'adresse mail suivante.***

contact@lespace.brussels

spiritchild will give a talk on Malcolm X to El Hajj Malek El Shabazz

À samedi
L'Équipe du Space

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Maison Du Peuple Ixelles
black gold blue gold tour Xspiritmental presents spiritchild soul selector dj XspiritMental - 22hr
Brussels, BEL 14666
BE [map]
Price: free

Friday 24th June

Xspiritmental presents spiritchild soul selector dj XspiritMental

back in Belgium to celebrate an xspiritmental journey of mind body and sound through soul selecting your inner tunes.
"free your mind and your ass will follow"
free for the people

you worked hard, now lets party harder.
free for the people.
selecting; hip hop, funk, soul, r&b, reggae, salsa, merenge, dub, afro beat and rhythms and sounds undefined...
travel with us.


black gold blue gold tour
#blackgoldbluegoldtour
spiritchild updates & events
Spiritchild
Café Maison du Peuple
www.xspiritmental.com

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Zinnema
I Have A Dream - 6
Veeweidestraat 24-26 1070 Anderlecht
Brussels 1070
Belgium [map]
Price: free

a private gathering bringing in the new season

a new black arts movement has been selecting to be in their program for 2017

Vers van de pers: de nieuwe brochure! Laat je verrassen door ons sprankelend nieuw seizoen en het uitdagende thema, bekijk en download hier.
http://www.zinnema.be/news_brochure_najaar_2016/
Onze mailboxen en telefoonlijnen staan ook al helemaal open voor inschrijvingen voor de workshops, meer info in de brochure of binnenkort op onze Feestboek!
#IHaveADreamZinnema
#sankofaBXL... See More
Fresh off the presses: the new brochure! Let surprise you by our sparkly new season and the challenging theme, view and download here.
http://www.zinnema.be/news_brochure_najaar_2016/
Our Mailboxes and phone lines are also totally open to bids for the workshops, more info in the brochure or soon to be on our party booklet!
‪#‎IHaveADreamZinnema‬
‪#‎sankofaBXL‬

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

medicine show theatre
A New Black Arts Movement Presents: Fathers Up, Guns Down Volume 3 - 4pm
549 W 52nd St, Fl 3rd,
New York, New York 10019 [map]
Price: $10 donation

A New Black Arts Movement Presents: Fathers Up, Guns Down Volume 3

A tribute to anti-violence movements and fathers involved in community improvement!
(the last two years we witnessed transformative soul sharing events that we've come to make annual. As our sister chapter in Belgium works their soul session for later this June, come join us for the one in New York)

Urban Art Beat will be exhibiting our "One Shot" video created by Rae Maxwell performed by the Y.O. S.O.S. - Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets youth on anti-gun violence.

We will also highlight "In a Perfect World" a documentary film about men raised by single mothers.by Director/Producer
Daphne McWilliams @In a Perfect World

Performances by:
Miles E. Thomas aka Megaciph
Quinton Counts
Young Michael
and more

Art work by Pharjha Elias (BX NY) and Max (Tanzania)

Date: Father's Day, June 19th
Time: 4pm - 6pm
**Youth Open Mic to start 
4-4:30 Don't miss it! 


Place: Medicine Show Theatre 549 West 52nd street , 
New York

Price: $10 donation, no one turned away
youth are always free
there will be food and refreshments available for purchase

Contact: rosaleen@urbanartbeat.com
spiritchild@xspiritmental.com

A New Black Arts Movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. A New Black Arts Movement supports all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination. A New Black Arts Movement acknowledges that all love is revolutionary, and we prefigure a new society in which all love is celebrated and accepted. We imagine a world in which heteronormative, monogamous love and the nuclear family model are not the social norm, and we celebrate freedom, love, equality, and justice. 

A New Black Arts Movement acknowledges that in order for liberation, true and revolutionary education must be celebrated and accepted. We imagine a world where all children are afforded the quality education of the wealthy, where culture is at the forefront of lessons, and where children have the freedom to explore their skills and talents beyond teacher expectations. We prefigure a world where educational institutions are community spaces and where children are given the tools to change the society in which they live. 

Our monthly Soul Sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create. It is a prefigurative space where we cook wholesome foods, share our art, and encourage participation in art and a genderqueer clothing swap. This is a movement building off the original Black Arts Movement of the 1960's founded by Baba Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, and our many other ancestors in the struggle for liberation. We honor all of our elders and our youth, together taking it to a new level with our principles. We are matriarchal, mother earth centered, and maroon nationality and identity. If you are serious about being a revolutionary... Read up. Be at the next Soul Sessions. And let's build. - See more at www.anewblackartsmovement.com

Friday, June 10th, 2016

The Blue Note
xspiritmental presents: spiritchild - 11:55p
131 W. Third Street
New York, NY 10012
212.475.8592 [map]
Price: $10

The Blue Note Jazz Festival & Xspiritmental present 
spiritchild
Live @ The Blue Note Jazz Festival 
a LATE NIGHT GROOVE SERIES
Friday, June 10, 2016
11:59pm doors | 12:30am show (Friday into Saturday)
Tickets: $10 Advance | $15 Door
www.xspiritmental.com 

Currently on the black gold blue gold tour returning from East Africa and Europe presenting performances, workshops and djing for intergenerational audiences of all walks. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqns0MFCIO0

A freedom singer from the South Bronx by way of Brooklyn, spiritchild uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution throughout the world, from the United States to Europe, from Africa to South East Asia. This artist’s eclectic and experimental fusion of true school Hip Hop, funk, electronica and jazz continues to break the boundaries of the music scene. As spiritchild channels the frequencies of J Dilla having tea with Sun Ra, painting the silhouettes of Nina Simone remixing El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz also known as Malcolm X, no one shares the time and the space without being moved in body, mind, heart and soul. spiritchild integrates revolution and Hip Hop music throughout all his endeavors, as a musician, DJ/ soul selector, producer, facilitator and mentor for youth, organizer and founder of the International Movement In Motion Artist & Activist Collective, cofounder along with Fred Ho of a new black arts movement and Vice President of the Universal Zulu Nation's Brooklyn Territory (UZN Chapter 9 -Noble 9 Zuluz). 

Both as a solo artist, since 1992 and as the rhythmic poet of the Hip Hop fusion band Mental Notes , since 1999, spiritchild uses music to open conversations with the audience about the injustices facing the poor and oppressed and to inspire action on environmental and social justice in New York City and around the world. Next to releasing several solo albums and band recordings, spiritchild has been privileged to work with an array of artists from revolutionary spoken word activists The Last Poets, Amiri Baraka, grammy award winning nominee Maya Azucena, the legendary Les Nubians, Gill Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson’s Midnight Band, The Coup, Dead Prez to Brooklyn's Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra. 

Staying in tune with and contributing to the pulse of young people’s musical and social heartbeat is at the core of this artist’s life work. spiritchild has extensive experience developing and leading workshops and programs on Critical Revolutionary Hip Hop pedagogy, songwriting and artist development. spiritchild has worked with homeless youth, youth offenders and young emerging artists as program director of One Mic and EAR (Emerging Artists in Residency) for Art Start and as a mentor, teaching artist and consultant for Urban Art Beat. Both are New York based nonprofit organizations that use the power of creative arts and music to transform youth. spiritchild continues to engage, inspire and uplift youth in community centers, juvenile detention facilities, high schools, colleges and universities throughout the world.

- See more at: http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=14502#sthash.qiF6dDf2.dpuf

Crooked Cops from last Blue Note session
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be6CXc8Bo_o

to buy advance tix https://www.peltrix.com/bluenote/purchase.cgi?id=14502

featuring 
Swiss Chris on Drums
Amanda Ruzza on Bass
Spiritchild on vocals (Spiritchild XspiritMental)

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

dixon place theater
urban art beat youth open mic - 3pm
161a chrystie street
new york, new york [map]
Price: free

with dj xspiritmental (spiritchild)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1853147108246447/

It's time for another youth open mic! All youth are welcome! Our Urban Art Beat mentors have been discussing the role of race and identity in the world of hiphop and hiphop teaching artistry and we're bringing this theme to Dixon Place! Who is hip hop? Who performs, enjoys, makes up the world of hiphop. We know it's origins, but where is it today? No one better than our youth and future to answer this question! 

Come, bring friends, bring youth, bring yourself. Read a poem, something you're working on, freestyle over our beats, or bring a finished song! For the youth, by the youth! We are hiphop!

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

casa del sou(e)l
a new black arts movement presents : soul session finale @ casa del sou(e)l - 2p
724 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn, New York 11213
United States
9173730461 [map]
Price: $10-$20 donation

a new black arts movement presents: soul session finale at casa de sou(e)l
724 empire blvd
brooklyn new york
$10-$20 donation (includes Keg cup and door prize, leave with a piece of casa de sou(el), we can't take it all with us and you've helped to create it)

2pm chill, 4pm soul share, 6pm till hang

come join us as we celebrate the end of our journey at casa de sou(e)l and the beginning of the next revolutionary base unknown.
bring your memories of soul sessions past and visions of soul sessions to come.
bring food, drinks, youth, elders, your art your soul to share.
enjoy a relaxed bbq style family get up to get down.

we will be auctioning some art works and sharing stories. we would love to hear yours about the space.

we are not sure where we are going, we do know that with a community such as ours, we will never be homeless as we have found home in all of you.

you've supported us in providing a healthy home birth for our little one
over 24 soul sessions and commUniversities
too many gatherings and meetings to count :)
house parties
highly engaged ceremonies
urban art beat sessions
critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy professional development trainings
recording sessions
art sessions
youth sessions
vermicomposting, gardening
spiritual gatherings
and the beat goes on...

we love you and appreciate your continous efforts toward prefiguring a new society with us.

www.anewblackartsmovement.com

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

medicine show theater
hip hop poelitics - 230p
549 W 52nd St, New York, New York 10019
new york, new york 10019 [map]
Price: $7

first stop in the states from the black gold blue gold tour
engage in an intimate poetic conversation on creative politics
and reflection of revolutionary soul transformation.

FEATURED READING:

spiritchild (www.xspiritmental.com)
with
Steve Bloom (www.stevebloompoetry.net)

at the Medicine Show Theater (www.medicineshowtheatre.org/)

549 W. 52nd St, Manhattan

Saturday, May 14, 2:30 pm
$7.00

A New Black Arts Movement
spiritchild updates & events
Spiritchild
Urban Art Beat
UZN Chapter 9 - Noble 9 ZuluZ

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

dixon place theater
UAB's Youth Open Mic - Theme - We Are Hiphop! - 3p
161a chrystie street
new york, new york [map]
Price: free

with dj xspiritmental (spiritchild)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1853147108246447/

It's time for another youth open mic! All youth are welcome! Our Urban Art Beat mentors have been discussing the role of race and identity in the world of hiphop and hiphop teaching artistry and we're bringing this theme to Dixon Place! Who is hip hop? Who performs, enjoys, makes up the world of hiphop. We know it's origins, but where is it today? No one better than our youth and future to answer this question! 

Come, bring friends, bring youth, bring yourself. Read a poem, something you're working on, freestyle over our beats, or bring a finished song! For the youth, by the youth! We are hiphop!

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

casa del souel
A New Black Arts Movement presents: CommUniversity : Indigeneity - 330pm
724 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn, New York 11213
United States
9173730461 [map]
Price: $5 youth are free

 

A New Black Arts Movement presents:
CommUniversity : Indigeneity 

the northern hemisphere that houses this side of america is not a land that was discovered according to colonial narratives. It was vibrating a rich culture of art, language, and medicinal healing- that culminated in revolutionary battles. Now relegated to reservations, this rich history is diminishing in its retention of these vibrations. It is evident because the lands of the native population are systematically ignored and excluded from the narrative,making way for further environmental destruction.

to be aware of where we come from and on which land we stand
is to be responsible and ^identify with our identity^, and to trace who is accountable for all of its history
retained - for us to understand.
as we continue to make revolutionary contributions to the developing history of our pre-figured society, 
We, a new black arts movement invite you to reflect as well.. 


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Join us for an interactive CommUniverstiy experience with an opportunity to learn more about the ancestral heritage of the lands and nature we currently walk among.

-Multimedia education session - with activity, discussion, performance, and screening from a short documentary series:

Rebel Music | Native America: 7th Generation Rises

From this screening, we gain insight from the lives of young Native Americans who are taking a stand against displacement, disappearances of over 1,200 women nationwide, and environmental destruction. They move internationally, connected by music,art, self-determination, and community empowerment.

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3:00-6:00PM
Film Screening [promptly] at 4 pm
Casa del Sou(e)l
724 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn NY 11213 

$5 suggested donation, youth are free!
Potluck 
Food Served for additional exchange

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Performance,Guided Meditation, Movement and Visual art shared by:
Caridad De La Luz aka La Bruja
Sole Rebel
Nzinga
Kai

A New Black Arts Movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. A new black arts movement supports all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination. We acknowledge that in order for liberation, the revolutionary matriarchal values of indigeneity, creativity, compassion and collectivity must be recognized and form the fundamentals of our new society. We imagine a world where decisions are based on intuition, spirituality, continuous learning and improvisation as well as science, which lead the way to wisdom, community and the art of listening and receiving as ways to overcome brute force. 



brought to you by A New Black Arts Movement
including but not limited to the following formations:
UZN Chapter 9- Noble 9 Zuluz
UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION (THE ONLY OFFICIAL UZN GROUP PAGE)
Urban Art Beat
Freebrook Academy
Guerilla Republik
Next Youth Coalition
Million Artist Movement
Spiritchild XspiritMental
@Movement in Motion

https://www.facebook.com/events/927177114038511/

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Le Space
A new black arts movement presents soul sessions: a world where many worlds fit... - 330pm
Rue de la Clé 26, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Brussels
Belgium [map]
Price: 10 euro free for youth

15:30 – welcome, start at 16:00 until 18:00 

language: mix of French, Dutch and English, adapted to the needs of the participants. 

€ 10 donation, youth free, no one will be turned away.

A new black arts movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. A new black arts movement supports all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination. 

Our soul sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create this vision toward prefiguring a new society. 

This soul session brings together collective voices of struggle to outline our various strategies and plans of action towards making another possible to actually happening. Join us in dialogue, debate and the deconstruction of the now to a new. Lend us your thoughts and allow us to borrow your imagination to move us as a community forward.

Joined by the following formations: 

a new black arts movement

Azira’s way

commusaic

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15h30 – accueil, soul session de 16h jusqu'à 18h

Langues: français, néerlandais et anglais, adapté aux besoins des participants.

€ 10 don suggéré, enfants gratuit, personne ne sera refusé.

A new black arts movement peint une nouvelle esthétique, pour nous libérer de nos oppresseurs. A new black arts movement soutient toutes les luttes autochtones pour des peuples de se défendre et de déterminer son propre destin. 

Nos soul sessions sont des espaces communautaires où nous nous unissons, nous nous exprimons, nous créons et nous construisons une vision pour une nouvelle société. 

Cette soul session réunit nos voix collectives de lutte pour expliquer nos diverses stratégies et plans d'action en vue de créer un autre possible qui se passera réellement. rejoignez-nous dans le dialogue, le débat et la déconstruction du présent pour le nouveau. Prêtez nous vos pensées et permettez nous d'emprunter votre imagination pour progresser ensemble en tant que communauté. 

Rejoints par les formations suivantes: 

A new black arts movement

Azira’s way

commusaic

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15u30 – welkom, start om 16u tot 18u

taal: mix van Frans, Nederlands en Engels, aangepast aan de behoeften van de deelnemers.

€ 10 voorgestelde donatie, jeugd gratis, niemand wordt geweigerd. 

A new black arts movement schildert een nieuwe esthetiek, waarin we onszelf bevrijden van onze onderdrukkers. A new black arts movement ondersteunt alle inheemse strijd voor zelfverdediging, zelfbevrijding en zelfbepaling. 

Onze soul sessions zijn ruimtes waar we als gemeenschap samenkomen om ons uit te drukken, te creëren en samen te bouwen aan een visie voor een nieuwe samenleving. 

Deze soul session brengt de collectieve stemmen van de strijd samen om onze verschillende strategieën en actieplannen te schetsen om een andere wijze van zijn en samenleven ook echt te beleven. Laten we samen de dialoog, het debat en deconstructie van het nu voor het nieuwe aangaan. Laten we onze gedachten en onze verbeelding aan elkaar uitlenen om samen de vooruitgang van onze gemeenschap te garanderen.

met de volgende formaties: 

A new black arts movement

Azira’s way

commusaic

https://www.facebook.com/events/155423641477410/

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Badehaus Szimpla Musiksalon
spiritchild with The c.i.p.h.e.r and The Swag Jam - 9pm
Revaler Strasse 99., 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Berlin
Germany [map]
Price: 7 euro entry 4 euro before 10pm

 

spiritchild featured at The Swag Jam with special guest The c.i.p.h.e.r

BACK ON THE SWAG JAM AGAIN!

▉ The SWAG presents The SWAG Jam ▉

| Berlin's Finest Live Hip Hop
| Special Guests & Djs
| 2nd Set Open Mic

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EVERY TUESDAY we invite all music lovers, musicians and supporters to come and join us at Badehaus
Revaler Str. 99 | RAW | Berlin F'Hain
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7,00 € entry, 4,00 € before 10 p.m. (please be on time)

DOOR OPEN: 9 p.m.

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▉ The Elements of The SWAG ▉

► Rapturous Apollo Helios, R. A. H. | Mc, Vocals & The Head
► King Solomon | Vocals & Spirit
► Sugarbear | Guitar & Hype Man
► Roy Danger | Keys & Soundshead
► Stefan "Strinx" Fuhr | Bass & Producing
► Jan "Stix" Pfennig | Drums & Groovemaster
► Afromaniac | Scratches & Samples

PLAY THAT SWAG ►► SWAG STUFF FOR FREE: @ [NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LnRoZS1zd2FnLmNvbS9sb2FkLmh0bTo6:@ [NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LnRoZS1zd2FnLmNvbS9sb2FkLmh0bTo6:@ [NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LnRoZS1zd2FnLmNvbS9sb2FkLmh0bTo6:www.the-swag.com/load.htm]]]

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Badehaus Szimpla
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain (RAW-Gelände, Zugang Höhe Simon-Dach-Str.)
S-Bahn / U-Bahn Warschauer Str.
S-Bahn Ostkreuz
Tram M10, M13 Revaler Str.
@ [NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LmJhZGVoYXVzLWJlcmxpbi5jb20vOjo=:@ [NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LmJhZGVoYXVzLWJlcmxpbi5jb20vOjo=:@ [NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LmJhZGVoYXVzLWJlcmxpbi5jb20vOjo=:www.badehaus-berlin.com]]]

 

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

casa del souel
a new black arts movement presents: Powerpalooza - 330pm
724 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn, New York 11213
United States
9173730461 [map]
Price: $5 youth are free

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

casa del souel
a new black arts movements presents: Youth Leaders vs. The School to Prison Pipeline - 330pm
724 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn, New York 11213
United States
9173730461 [map]
Price: $5 youth are free

 

We are "black" at it again! Join us for another Communiversity with University level discussions on important issues, led by the communities effected by these issues! 

Your voice is needed!

Sunday, Sept 20th 
3:30-4 Youth Open Mic 
4-6 pm
Casa del Sou(e)l
724 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn NY 11213 

Are you interested in education that focuses on change? Are you interested in disrupting the school to prison pipeline? Come listen to youth who are living it and organizations who are doing something about it! At this CommUniversity youth will speak on their experiences in revolutionary education settings. There will also be a panel discussion on developing youth leadership to combat the school to prison pipeline and other challenges facing young people.

Panelists Include: 
Rukia Lumumba: former director of youth programming for the Center for Community Alternatives and now for CASES. Her work and experience with MXGM, restorative justice models, youth in alternative to incarceration programs all add to her expertise.

Cory Greene: Cory is one of the Co-Founders of How Our Lives Link Altogether! (H.O.L.L.A!) Born and raised in Corona, Queens, Cory is an formerly incarcerated community organizer. His experiences as a youth growing up in urban America have contributed to his understanding of the systemic inequalities that exist in under-served communities. As a result, he has committed himself to a wide range of community organizing efforts with youth, educational projects and activism that seek to change existing conditions for urban youth of color. http://holla-inc.com/

Stephanie Damon-Moore is a second-year law student at NYU Law focusing in public interest law. At NYU she co-chairs the Prisoner Rights & Education Project and works with the Federal Defenders. She has researched mass incarceration and prosecutorial misconduct, and has also worked with the National Lawyer’s Guild’s Parole Preparation Project helping people prepare for their parole board hearings. She blogs about criminal justice and prison issues at AbolishPrisons.org. 

Kimberly Adams: Radical Educator and High School English Teacher, she specializes in journalism as well as college and career readiness and has taught in L.A. and N.Y. She incorporates social justice and project based learning continuously in her pedagogy. Kim will offer insight on fighting the system from within.

Youth representatives will also join the discussion, speaking on their experience behind bars to alternative youth programs and free schools. 

There will be a children's corner...musical instruments, blocks, coloring, and more. 

$5 suggested donation, youth are free! 
Potluck 

brought to you by A New Black Arts Movement
including but not limited to the following formations:
UZN Chapter 9 - Noble 9 ZuluZ
UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION (THE ONLY OFFICIAL UZN GROUP PAGE)
Urban Art Beat 
Freebrook Academy
Guerilla Republik
Next Youth Coalition 
Million Artist Movement
Spiritchild XspiritMental
@MovementinMotion

https://www.facebook.com/events/1144746805538722/

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

casa del soul
a new black arts movement presents: soul sessions - critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy - doors 330pm
724 empire blvd
brooklyn, new york 11213 [map]
Price: $5

spiritchild roots rhythm and revolution Europe 2015 spring tour report back on critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy

featuring the launch of the international inter generational hip hop project - The c.i.p.h.e.r (community international progressing hip hop evolutions and revolutions.

Sunday August 16th 2015
3.30pm - 6pm
casa del soul ~ 724 Empire Blvd. (btwn. Troy & Albany Avenues) Crown Heights, Brooklyn 11213
Price: $ 5, youth free, all ages

A new black arts movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors and prefigure a new society.

Our soul sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create this vision toward prefiguring a new society. During this 'soul session' we will honor the legacy of Black August freedom fighters and political prisoners and focus on the power of art being equivalent to politics by exploring the role of critical revolutionary Hip Hop pedagogy.

Featuring:
- open mic
- legacy of Black August freedom fighters and political prisoners
- report back on ‘roots rhythm revolution Europe 2015 spring tour’ by spiritchild
- launch of the international inter generational hip hop project - The c.i.p.h.e.r (community international progressing hip hop evolutions and revolutions)
- examples and inspiration from the community in New York
- youth performances

Brought to you by:
a new black arts movement
including but not limited to below formations
Eco Socialist Horizons 
Freebrook Academy 
Urban Art Beat
Spiritchild XspiritMental
Brooklyn For Peace, Arts & Culture group
Resistance In Brooklyn 
Million Artist Movement 
Spiritchild
UZN Chapter 9- Noble 9 Zuluz
UZN Chapter 9 - Noble 9 ZuluZ
GUERRILLA REPUBLIK WARRIORZ
Movement in Motion

www.xspiritmental.com
www.movementinmotion.com

Pictures by SixFeetPhotography - 6ftP & Dorien De Vidts
 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1604817829796770/

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

The Blue Note
spiritchild presents: soul session A NEW BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT August 1st tribute to Black August - 11:59
131 W. Third Street
New York, NY 10012
212.475.8592 [map]
Price: $10 advance day of show $15

Blue Note: spiritchild presents: soul session A NEW BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT August 1st tribute to Black August 

@The Legendary Blue Note
131 West 3rd Street 
New York, New York

featuring movements
A New Black Arts Movement
Movement in Motion
Urban Art Beat
UZN Chapter 9- Noble 9 Zuluz

featuring musicians 
Swiss Chris on drums
Amanda Ruzza on bass
Seth Johnson on guitar
Spiritchild on rhythmic poetics 
Zero Prophet A.K.A Not4Prophet Pedro Taino of X-Vandals founder of Ricanstruction
Nejma Shea
Akim Funk Buddah
Miky Hustles
David Polite Lawrence (Urban Art Beat)
Archie Burgos (Urban Art Beat)
Sara Ripp
Prince Cy'Riq

featured revolutionaries
Ms K Rosa Bettina (a new black arts movement and Urban Art Beat)
Dorien De Vidts (a new black arts movement)
Ziedah Diata & Kai Giovanni Diata (a new black arts movement)
Monique Scott & Nzinga (a new black arts movement, Freebrook Academy)
& special surprise guest
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
spiritchild 
revolutionary freedom singer conducting the energy and frequencies of the people 

A freedom singer from the South Bronx by way of Brooklyn, spiritchild uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution throughout the world, from the United States to Europe, from Africa to South East Asia. This artist’s eclectic and experimental fusion of true school Hip Hop, funk, electronica and jazz CONTINUES to break the boundaries of the music scene. As spiritchild channels the frequencies of J Dilla having tea with Sun Ra, painting the silhouettes of Nina Simone remixing El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz also known as Malcolm X, no one shares the time and the space without being moved in body, mind, heart and soul. spiritchild integrates revolution and Hip Hop music throughout all his endeavors, as a musician, DJ/ soul selector, producer, facilitator and mentor for youth, organizer and founder of the International Movement In Motion Artist & Activist Collective, cofounder along with Fred Ho of a new black arts movement and Vice President of the Universal Zulu Nation's Brooklyn Territory (UZN Chapter 9 -Noble 9 Zuluz). 

Both as a solo artist, since 1992 and as the rhythmic poet of the Hip Hop fusion band Mental Notes , since 1999, spiritchild uses music TO OPEN conversations with the audience about the injustices facing the poor and oppressed and to inspire action on environmental and social justice in New York City and around the world. Next to releasing several solo albums and band recordings, spiritchild has been privileged to work with an array of artists from revolutionary spoken word activists The Last Poets, Amiri Baraka, grammy award winning nominee Maya Azucena, the legendary Les Nubians, Gill Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson’s Midnight Band, The Coup, Dead Prez to Brooklyn's Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra. 

Staying in tune with and contributing to the pulse of young people’s musical and social heartbeat is at the core of this artist’s life work. spiritchild has extensive experience developing and leading workshops and programs on Critical Revolutionary Hip Hop pedagogy, songwriting and artist development. spiritchild has worked with homeless youth, youth offenders and young emerging artists as program director of One Mic and EAR (Emerging Artists in Residency) for Art Start and as a mentor, teaching artist and consultant for Urban Art Beat. Both are New York based nonprofit organizations that use the power of creative arts and music to transform youth. spiritchild continues to engage, inspire and uplift youth in community centers, juvenile detention facilities, high schools, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES throughout the world.
- See more at: http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=13037#sthash.wEdjWT4E.dpuf

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

casa del soul
Resistance in Brooklyn’s Annual Anti-July 4th BBQ - 4pm-8pm
724 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn, New York 11213
United States
9173730461 [map]
Price: 12-20 donation (no one turned away)

HAPPY JULY 4th! HAPPY ANTI-JULY 4th!!

 

Mark your Calendars: HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

 

Resistance in Brooklyn’s Annual Anti-July 4th BBQ

in conjunction with A New by FlashMall" href="#91616528"> Black Arts Movement

 

CELEBRATES SEKOU ODINGA and the Sekou Odinga Defense Committee

SUNDAY, JULY 26th, 2015

 

724 EMPIRE BOULEVARD, BROOKLYN

(Between Albany and Troy Avenues; 2 or 5 by FlashMall" href="#30865788"> Trains to Sterling Street OR 3, 4, or 5 by FlashMall" href="#93518291"> Trains to Utica Avenue)

 

4 pm – 8 pm

 

$12-20 suggested contribution – more if you can, less if you can’t; No one turned away for lack of cash BUT THIS IS A FUNDRAISER FOR SEKOU AND THE SODC so bring your check-books and big bills!!

 

by FlashMall" href="#56477139"> FREETHE LAND! FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!! FREE OURSELVES!!!

 RnB has been holding anti-July 4th BBQs to raise funds for various people and causes, for over 20 years. Here's what we have to say in 2015: The “USA” Empire is in a state of dire distress. At a time of escalating racist violence (by both cops and right-wing terrorists), and increasing economic crisis, we need to not celebrate white supremacist settler colonialism, but rather the struggles of people of African descent, Native peoples, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and others -- upon whom US citizenship of a second-class nature was bestowed often against the will of the those involved. The fact that “Black lives” have mainly “mattered” as a source of cheap/free labor and cannon fodder, as Frederick Douglass poignantly pointed out in his iconic “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?,” is indeed nothing to celebrate.

Resistance to imperialism and the building of liberation movements is what we must celebrate, and we can think of no better symbol of such resistance this past year than the steadfast and strong Sekou Odinga. After an outrageous 34 years in prison, subjected to torturous conditions and a disproportional sentence based purely on his political work as a Black Panther and liberation activist, Sekou came back to this side of the wall with a bright smile and continued devotion to the people. His example of lifelong commitment and continuity must be an inspiration for all to follow and support, so we are deeply honored to spotlight and celebrate Sekou Odinga & the Sekou Odinga Defense Committee. It is no coincidence that the SODC, a vibrant group in itself, has been led by the also-amazing dequi kioni-sadiki (Sekou’s beloved as well as chair of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee), who we also join in honoring. Mark your Calendars: HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

La Marqueta
Barrio Poetix - 9pm
El Barrio east 115th street and park avenue
New York, NY
United States [map]
Price: free

 

featured performances by spiritchild

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

casa del soul
a new black arts movement presents commUniversity Revolutionary Matriarchy: Cultivating Black Liberation - 3pm
724 empire blvd
brooklyn, new york 11213 [map]
Price: $5 exchange

a new black arts movement presents commUniversity

Revolutionary Matriarchy: Cultivating Black Liberation

During our interactive and artistic exploration we will study and honor revolutionary matriarchs and reveal the critical role of Revolutionary Matriarchy in the black liberation struggle.

724 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn NY 11213
3pm gather and potluck
4pm sharp start

$5 exchange 
If you do not have $5 to exchange then bring something of equal value; food (please no "junk" food), fruits, vegetables, toilet paper, no paper towels, etc, be creative. its not about the money its about exchange so all welcomed and all encouraged. this is our commUniversity, not an event so commune, convene, conspire

youth pay with time and attention

READ, STUDY, STRATEGIZE, REVOLUTIONIZE, REPEAT...

Knowledge is Power

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Camaradas
X-Vandals Record Release Party!!! - 9pm
2241 1st Ave; corner of 115th St.
New York, NY 10029
212/348-2703 [map]

X-Vandals is having a record release party for their seditionary sophomore full length record, and YOU are invited!!!!

"X-Vandals passion and commitment to the cause and the culture, and their ideologically intense by FlashMall" href="#27173728"> level of knowledge, energy, skill and realism set a new and staunch standard for Hip Hop and its righteous quest black to the future. X-Vandals are the truth. I hope you can handle it?" - Chuck D of Public Enemy

 

 

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Von King Park
P.E.A.C.E Thru Performance Festival - 12pm-6pm
Bedstuy
Brooklyn, New York [map]
Price: free

Urban art Beat,

Thank you in advance for participating in The 2nd Annual P.E.A.C.E thru Performance Festival Sat June 27th 2015. The community is just as excited as we are to have you come share your talents, skills and resources ..

When: Saturday, June 27th, 2015
Where: Von King Park 670 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn N.Y. 11216
Time: Workshops 12 noon until 4pm Performances 4pm until 6pm

Your Scheduled ShowTime is 5:25pm (8 min)
Check in is a half hour BEFORE your showtime. 
You are to check in with Alexis Mathurin at Amphitheater stage as soon as you arrive.

Friday, June 26th, 2015

52 Marble Hill
An Almost Revolutionary House Party - 7pm - 2am
52 Marble Hill Avenue
Bronx, New York 10463 [map]
Price: $15

WHAT: Come celebrate Ernesto Villalobos and Ben Barson's birthdays at the 52 Marble Hill Boat with the third Revolutionary Summer House Party, concert and fundraiser for Kol-lek-tive Snajtaleltik (an awesome tongue-twister and also an incredible indigenous community in Chiapas)

VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=3892703108630

WHERE: 52 Marble Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463

WHEN: This Friday, June 26th from 7 PM to 7AM. Please note the change in date because of rain!

TICKETS: $15 at the door

special guest feature performance by spiritchild
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Join us this Friday! The 52 Marble Hill Summer House Parties are in full swing and this weekend we expect a full house. Our birthday party/concert/discussion will highlight and celebrate the work of indigenous Mexicans fighting for self-definition & self-determination. Musicians Gizel Xanath, Ernesto Villalobos and Ben Barson have just returned from Mexico, and they will report back on the struggles of Indigenous Mexicans in Veracruz, Sonora and Chiapas for autonomy, cultural memory, and the rights of the Earth. Professor and lifelong activist Margaret Cerullo will discuss the 20 year legacy of Zapatismo, and the movements since influenced through the Global South. Ernesto Villalobos, violin virtuoso and cultural organizer, will be celebrating a belated birthday, and perform along with some of the best musicians from the New York area. 

The party will be a fundraiser for Kol-lek-tive Snaktaeltik, a revolutionary group of Tzeltal-Tzotzil speakers based in San Cristobal, Chipas, who use the Mayan concept of Sk'oponel Snopel ta Stalel Ilumaltik (Communication and Popular Education) to create seed libraries, artisanal exchange, self-sufficiency, and other non-capitalist forms of knowledge sharing and continuation.

About the 52 Marble Hill Summer House Parties:

In the summer of 2011 we (the Villalobos Brothers) opened our backyard and started hosting an informal concert series. Little did we know that these small gatherings would soon become monster parties of mythical proportions!

By the end of 2012 hundreds of guests would make the trip uptown, coming in from An Beal Bocht, Manhattan College, the Shul of New York, Columbia University, the Mariachi Academy and the United Nations. By the end of that summer the 52 Marble Hill Summer House Parties had become a weekend destination... a most delicious urban escape, a legendary summer party with all the live music... and none of the drama. 

Over the years we have been fortunate to have great musicians grace our stage: from the classical Indian trio Karavika, to the reggae band Rocky and the Pressers and from Bernardo Palombo to Mariachi Real de Mexico, Outernational, Jarana Beat and Los Cojolites. 

About Ecosocialist Horizons: 

Ecosocialism is a vision of a transformed society in harmony with nature, and the development of practices that can attain it. It is directed toward alternatives to all socially and ecologically destructive systems, such as patriarchy, racism, homophobia and the fossil-fuel based economy. It is based on a perspective that regards other species and natural ecosystems as valuable in themselves and as partners in a common destiny.

About Snajtaleltik:

Kol-lek-tive Snajtaleltik is a point of departure, but also a space where we arrive, we meet, we talk and we build community. From the Tzeltal-Tzotzil Maya thought, Snajtaleltik is the home of our physical and spiritual being, and it includes and is a consequence of our actions. A House where we share, grow, sow, work, speak our word; a place to laugh, to play, to sing, to heal our hearts, to listen to our ancient spirits; a way to recognize who we are and what we can become, to value and recognize our greatness, and to find and reconnect with our philosophy and other philosophies of life, to cultivate eco-friendly spirituality, and respect for all human beings. Our mission is to sow the thoughts that value and recognize the greatness of life.

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The Casita Maria Arts & EducationCenter
Zulu Nation Youth Summit - 4pm
928 Simpson Street
bronx, new york [map]
Price: free

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Le Space,
‘A new black arts movement presents revolutionary matriarchy: how to create a nurturing society?’ - 15:30
Rue de la Clé 26
Brussels
Belgium [map]
Price: € 10 donation, youth free, no one will be turned away.

Peace, love and light to you all!

Dimanche, 21 Juin, 2015

15:30 – Accueil, soul session de 16h00 jusqu'à 18h00

Le Space, rue de la Clé 26 - Bruxelles

Langue: mélange de français, néerlandais et anglais, adapté aux besoins des participants.

€ 10 don suggéré, enfants gratuit, personne ne sera refusé.


‘A new by FlashMall" href="#79574563"> black arts movement’ peint une nouvelle esthétique, pour nous libérer de nos oppresseurs. ‘A new black arts movement’ soutient toute lutte des peuples indigènes pour se défendre et déterminer son propre destin. Nous reconnaissons que, pour la libération, les valeurs matriarcales de bienveillance, l’instinct nourricier, de la créativité, de la compassion et de la collectivité doivent être reconnus et constituent les fondements de notre nouvelle société. Nous imaginons un monde où les décisions, fondées sur l'intuition, la spiritualité, l'apprentissage by FlashMall" href="#38110988"> continu et l'improvisation ainsi que la science, ouvrent la voie à la sagesse, la communauté et à l'art d’écouter et de recevoir comme moyens de surmonter la puissance brute.


Nos ‘soul sessions’ sont des espaces communautaires où nous nous unissons, nous nous exprimons, nous créons et nous construisons une vision pour une nouvelle société. Au cours de cette ‘soul session’, nous explorerons comment progresser by FlashMall" href="#50210146"> vers une société matriarcale révolutionnaire et comment le vivre au quotidien. Grâce à des modèles comme Assata Shakur, Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, Fred Ho, Russell Maroon Shoatz et des personnes, initiatives et mouvements qui font du travail matriarcale révolutionnaire en Belgique, nous serons inspiré pour pratiquer ces valeurs matriarcales au quotidien. Une ‘soul session’ enrichissante, au propre et au figuré, physiquement, mentalement et spirituellement.


Au plaisir de vous accueillir!


Pour plus d'informations,contactez Dorien De Vidts (dorien.de.vidts@gmail.com) et visiter www.xspiritmental.com

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With pleasure I invite you to our soul session on Sunday 21st of June: ‘A new black arts movement presents revolutionary matriarchy: how to create a nurturing society?’


15:30 – Welcome, start at 16:00 until 18:00 

Le Space, Rue de la Clé 26 – Brussels

Language: mix of French, Dutch and English, adapted to the needs of the participants. 

€ 10 donation, youth free, no one will be turned away.


A new black arts movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. A new black arts movement supports all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination. We acknowledge that in order for liberation, the matriarchal values of caring, nurturing, creativity, compassion and collectivity must be recognized and form the fundaments of our new society. We imagine a world where decisions are based on intuition, spirituality, continuous learning and improvisation as well as science, which lead the way to wisdom, community and the art of listening and receiving as ways to overcome brute force. 


Our soul sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create this vision toward prefiguring a new society. During this 'soul session' we will explore how we can move towards a revolutionary matriarchal society and by FlashMall" href="#16067617"> live it in our daily lives, from testimonies of wisdom to practices of nurturing. Through the inspiration of role models like Assata Shakur, Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, Fred Ho, Russell Maroon Shoatz to people, initiatives and movements who are doing revolutionary matriarchal work in Belgium. We will be nurtured literally and figuratively, physically, mentally and spiritually. 


Looking forward to welcoming you!


For more information, please by FlashMall" href="#97054153"> contact Dorien De Vidts (dorien.de.vidts@gmail.com) and check out www.xspiritmental.com.

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Zondag 21 juni, 2015

15:30 – Welkom, start om 16:00 uur tot 18:00 uur

Le Space, Rue de la Clé 26 - Brussel

Taal: mix van Frans, Nederlands en Engels, aangepast aan de behoeften van de deelnemers.

€ 10 voorgestelde donatie, jeugd gratis, iedereen welkom.


‘A new black arts movement’ schildert een nieuwe esthetiek, waarin we onszelf bevrijden van onze onderdrukkers. ‘A new black arts movement’ ondersteunt alle inheemse strijd voor zelfverdediging, zelfbevrijding en zelfbepaling. Om onszelf te bevrijden, dienen we de matriarchale waarden van zorg, koestering, creativiteit, mededogen en collectiviteit te erkennen als de fundamenten van onze nieuwe samenleving. We stellen een wereld voor waarin beslissingen gebaseerd zijn zowel op intuïtie, spiritualiteit, voortdurend leren en improvisatie als op wetenschap. Dit opent de weg naar wijsheid, gemeenschap en de kunst van luisteren en ontvangen als mogelijkheden om brute kracht en macht te overwinnen.


Onze ‘soul sessions’ zijn ruimtes waar we als gemeenschap samenkomen om ons uit te drukken, te creëren en samen te bouwen aan een visie voor een nieuwe samenleving. Tijdens deze 'soul session’ zullen we onderzoeken hoe we kunnen evolueren naar een revolutionaire matriarchale samenleving en dit kunnen beleven in ons dagelijks leven, van wijze getuigenissen tot praktisch zorgen voor elkaar. Van inspiratiebronnen zoals Assata Shakur, Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, Fred Ho, Russell Maroon Shoatz tot mensen, initiatieven en bewegingen die revolutionair matriarchaal werk doen in België. Een voedende ‘soul session’, letterlijk en figuurlijk, fysiek, mentaal en spiritueel.


We kijken ernaar uit jullie te mogen verwelkomen.


Voor by FlashMall" href="#1924809"> meer informatie, contacteer Dorien De Vidts (dorien.de.vidts@gmail.com) en check www.xspiritmental.com

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

casa del soul
A New Black Arts Movement Presents: Father's Up, Guns Down Volume 2 - 4pm
724 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn, New York 11213
United States [map]
Price: $5 donation

A New by FlashMall" href="#32577344"> Black Arts Movement Presents: Father's Up, Guns Down Volume 2

A tribute to anti-violence movements and fathers involved in community improvement!
(last year we witnessed a transformative soul sharing event. as our sister chapter in Belgium works there soul by FlashMall" href="#56058010"> session, come join us for the one in New York)

Date: Father's Day, June 21st 
Time: 4pm - 6pm

Place: Casa del Soul, 724 Empire Blvd. Brooklyn, New York

Price: $5 Entry
youth are always free
there will be food and refreshments by FlashMall" href="#30000358"> available for purchase

Contact: rosaleen@urbanartbeat.com

A New Black Arts Movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. A New Black Arts Movement supports all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination. A New Black Arts Movement acknowledges that all love is revolutionary, and we prefigure a new society in which all love is celebrated and accepted. We imagine a world in which heteronormative, monogamous love and the nuclear family model are not the social norm, and we celebrate freedom, love, equality, and justice. 

A New Black Arts Movement acknowledges that in order for liberation, true and revolutionary education must be celebrated and accepted. We imagine a world where all children are afforded the quality education of the wealthy, where culture is at the forefront of lessons, and where children have the freedom to explore their skills and talents beyond teacher expectations. We prefigure a world where educational institutions are community spaces and where children are given the tools to change the society in which they live. 

Our monthly Soul Sessions are community spaces where we by FlashMall" href="#20925389"> connect, express, build and create. It is a prefigurative space where we cook wholesome foods, share our art, and encourage participation in art and a genderqueer clothing swap. This is a movement building off the original Black Arts Movement of the 1960's founded by Baba Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, and our many other ancestors in the struggle for liberation. We honor all of our elders and our youth, together taking it to a new level with our principles. We are matriarchal, mother earth centered, and maroon nationality and identity. If you are serious about being a revolutionary... Read up. Be at the next Soul Sessions. And let's build. - See more at: http://xspiritmental.com/a_new_black_arts_movement/#sthash.67MOQKHi.dpuf

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Dixon Place Theater
All Ages Open Mic Workshop & Showcase - 3pm-6pm
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY
United States [map]
Price: free

 

Our monthly Open Mic Workshop and Showcase is for all ages, all boroughs 

We love our community and the gifts we have to express ourselves and create liberated spaces that honor who we are!

Bring your pieces (in whatever stage they are in) to rock the stage and share them with other artists and mentors! 

We encourage all pieces to be somehow collaborative!! Changing Hip Hop one open mic at a time!

Featuring performers from Art Start, Urban Art Beat The Door - A Center of Alternatives, Hip Hop Re:Education Project , Urban Word and more! 

Supported by NYC- The Next Youth Coalition and A New Black Arts Movement
This is our brilliant bold community!

Upcoming Dates!

Thursday, June 18 Youth Choice 

Make Art, Make Change. 

Questions? 
contact Rosa Bettina at rosaleen@urbanartbeat.org 
or Alexandra Leff, or Spiritchild XspiritMental

Friday, June 12th, 2015

677 Hart St
UAB Summer House Party - 8pm
677 Hart Street
Brooklyn, NY [map]
Price: $10 donation

https://www.facebook.com/events/987780757921448/

Prepare for another legendary UAB Summer House Party as we take over a big bushwick backyard

Dancing & Drinking for a good cause with DJ's:
Raydar Ellis
spiritchild
Milk Money
Mister White
Nebraska Jones
V-Money
IAMKELLYJONES

Friday, June 12th 2015
8PM-?AM
677 Hart St. (M Train to Central)
$10 donation = keg cup
Cash bar w/ cheap drinks!
21+

Join The Movement!
www.urbanartbeat.org
Urban Art Beat - @UrbanArtBeat on social media

Friday, June 5th, 2015

The Frying Pan
Bushwick Book Club sails into our aquatic summer 2015 with new songs, art, performances and puppetry inspired by Herman Melville's MOBY DICK. - 7pm
NYC West 26th St and West Side Hwy, New York, New York 10010
New York, New York 10010
United States [map]

https://www.facebook.com/events/1605282476422017/

Bushwick Book Club sails into our aquatic summer 2015 with new songs, art, performances and puppetry inspired by Herman Melville's MOBY DICK.

DJ set by djsss (spiritchild) to follow performances of new music by:

Charming Disaster, Jessie Kilguss, Peg Simone, Timothy Dark, Leah Coloff, Pearl Rhein, Sophie Malleret w/ Salieu Suso, Evan Perry-Giblin,Susan Hwang, Peter Nolan's Chapter 3.
New puppet theater piece by Dana Morgan.
MOBY-INSPIRED ART displayed throughout the ship curated by Orianne Cosentino.

Come hear the songs, take in the art work and then dance on the boat in the way only Herman Melville can inspire. It's a literature-inspired dance party. It's good for you.

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Scharni
Antirassist soliparty for refugee support and für Bleiberecht! - 21Uhr
Scharnweberstr. 38, 10247
Berlin 10247
Germany [map]

https://www.facebook.com/events/501986409953428/
Antirassist soliparty for refugee support and für Bleiberecht!

KüfA ab 21Uhr 

2 FLOORS

LIVE ab 22 Uhr:
Bahati (soul) 
https://soundcloud.com/bahati)
spiritchild (hiphop)
POSTS

 

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Badehaus
The Swag Jam - 21Uhr
Revaler Str. 99
Berlin, Berlin
Germany [map]
Price: 7 euro 4 euro before 22Uhr

BACK ON THE SWAG JAM AGAIN!
featuring spiritchild once again from NYC
▉ The SWAG presents The SWAG Jam ▉

| by FlashMall" href="#46969184"> Berlin's Finest Live Hip Hop
| Special Guests & Djs
| 2nd Set Open Mic

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EVERY TUESDAY we invite all music lovers, musicians and supporters to come and by FlashMall" href="#60798150"> join us at Badehaus
Revaler Str. 99 | RAW | by FlashMall" href="#84980079"> Berlin F'Hain
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7,00 € entry, 4,00 € before 10 p.m. (please be on time)

DOOR OPEN: 9 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1008394509170632/

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Klub Beztíže
hip hop workshop se spiritchild - 1345Ur
Prague, Prague
Czech Republic [map]
Price: 50c

https://www.facebook.com/events/474836822666485/

TAK TOHLE BUDE PECKA! 

V sobotu 23. května proběhne rapový workshop, který povede Spirit Child. Kapacita je omezená!

Spirit Child se vrací do Prahy, aby v ní pomohl pozvednout další takové talenty, jako jsou třeba UGC! Bude to super, zúčastnit se může jen 15 lidí, tak neváhejte! 

Chceš se zúčastnit? Není nic jednoduššího, než vyplnit závaznou přihlášku, kterou dostaneš v Klubu Beztíže. Je potřeba jí odevzdat do středy 20.5. společně s 50,-.

Tento workshop je přednostně určen pro rapová uskupení, která již fungují. 

Případné dotazy směřujte na pracovníky a pracovnice Klubu Beztíže.

A kdo je to vlastně ten Spirit Child?
http://www.xspiritmental.com/

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Café V lese
SOS Slovensko Report 1 - 19Uhr
Krymská 12, 10100 Prague,
Prague, Prague 10100
Czech Republic [map]
Price: donation

https://www.facebook.com/events/1648838212004384/

PROGRAM ZÍTŘEJŠÍHO VEČERA:
PROGRAM FOR TOMORROW EVENING:

( Event will be by FlashMall" href="#47128403"> translated to the English )

19h/ 7pm Prezentace výpravy SOS Slovensko a debata
(Ivanka Mariposa Čonková, Jan Kubíček, Andrej Lučka)

21H/ 9m DJ RAP SET - Benifit pro Slovensko
Spiritchilde XspiritMental přinese trošku hudby a rapu 
z New Yourk

všechno v Café v Lese, Krymská 12 .)
all in Café V lese, Krymská 12 .)

Mrkni na jeho poslední návštěvu v klubu Červ/ by FlashMall" href="#7683309"> Praha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wn3Nqjt3cg

V reakci na opakované kauzy policejního násilí vůči Romů jsme vypravili na Slovensko podpůrnou výpravu SOS Slovensko v počtu devíti lidí, složenou z lidskoprávních aktivistů, fotografů a novinářů. 

Smyslem bylo vyjádřit lidem podporu, zmapovat situaci, podat o ní zprávu a zvážit další kroky, které by mohly pomoci. Navštívili jsme osady postižené policejním násilím – Moldavu a Vrbnici, dále horskou osadu Dobrá Voľa v obci Žehra a zmíněné košiské sídliště Lunik 9.

Během naší výpravy začalo vyplouvat na povrch, že obdobné razie jsou běžným způsobem chování slovenské policie vůči romským obyvatelům od dob druhé světové války, jen se o nich veřejně nemluvilo. Zároveň jsme spatřili otřesné podmínky, v nichž zde by FlashMall" href="#36781231"> Romové žijí – segregace mimo většinovou společnost, absolutní chudoba, nemožnost sehnat práci, bída, špína, lichva, potkani. 

Během výpravy jsme nasbírali velké množství především fotografického materiálu, který postupně zpracováváme a hledáme účinné mediální, sociální a politické strategie vedoucí ke zlepšení situace. 

Jedním z prvních výstupů naší výpravy je právě tato prezentace „SOS Slovensko - Report 1“, která proběhne 21. 5. 2015 od 19 hodin v Café v Lese v Praze. Na tomtéž se uskuteční od 17 hodin tisková konference. 

Účastníci SOS Slovensko výpravy:
Markéta BarboříkováAndrej LučkaAntonio CossaJoli HalalováJan KubíčekJan KlementGustav Pursche

Organizátoři SOS Slovensko výpravy:
Ivana Čonková 
tel.: 777 235 137 email: ivanka.conkova@gmail.com
Radim Kupec 
tel.: 608 505 088, email: radim@kolocava.com

Odkazy
Vrbnice, 2hodiny po zásahu Policie, Duben, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FBBrit5h_0&feature=share

Vrbnice, tisková konference, Duben, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZaxbslCAnc

Moldava, Červen, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eowUHdsVbsw

Moldava, RTVS report, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpnUQiroDUc

Video zachycující šikanu košických děti, 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf1m1YCeOLU

Reportáž mapující šikanu děti a osvobozující rozsudek
http://www.ginn.press/news/policajti-bili-romov

 

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Le Space
community meeting/conversation with spiritchild - 19Uhr
Rue de la Clé 26, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Brussels
Belgium [map]
Price: donation

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/367414816803098/

Peace, love and light to you all!

With pleasure we invite you for A new black arts movement: a community meeting/conversation with spiritchild.

Place: Le Space, Rue de la Clé 26, Brussels. 

Time: Saturday 9th of May from 19h00 until 21h30. 

Note: We will gather at 19h00 and we will start on time at 19h30. 

Since spiritchild set foot in Belgium again on Friday 24th of April, he has been building with communities during our soul session in Brussels, workshops for youth in Kortrijk and Genk and a master class on critical revolutionary Hip Hop pedagogy in Gent this past weekend (in collaboration with Labo & 'Uit de Marge'. This next Saturday is the chance for all us to continue the conversation or meet and build for the first time to see how our worlds can connect and become less apart through solidarity and concrete next steps.

Spiritchild is currently on his ‘roots rhythm revolution tour’ throughout Europe. A freedom singer from the South Bronx by way of Brooklyn, spiritchild uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution throughout the world, from the United States to Europe, from Africa to South East Asia.

Spiritchild integrates revolution and Hip Hop music throughout all his endeavors, as a musician, DJ/ soul selector, producer, facilitator and mentor for youth, organizer and founder of the International Movement In Motion Artist & Activist Collective, co-founder of ‘a new black arts movement’ and Vice President of the Universal Zulu Nation's Brooklyn Territory (UZN Chapter 9 -Noble 9 Zuluz). 

Please feel free to share this invitation with friends and family, this is a community event, the more the merrier. 

Donations are welcomed as they assist with the sustainability of our tour however no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Special thanks to 'Le Space' for hosting us! 

Looking forward to welcoming you!

A new black arts movement

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

vzw Minus One
The Art of Words - Sound - Power (Hip Hop voor jongeren met spiritchild) - 11am-18u
Opgeeïstenlaan 455, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Gent 9000
Belgium [map]
Price: free

 

LABO vzw en Uit De Marge nodigen jongeren uit om samen met spiritchild dieper in de Hip Hop cultuur te duiken. Hoe schrijf je een tekst die je eigen verhaal kan overbrengen? Hoe zorg je ervoor dat muziek je tekst naar een hoger niveau tilt en omgekeerd? Waar komt een song met diepere betekenis vandaan? 

Maar ook: met welke vormen van onderdrukking worden we geconfronteerd en hoe kunnen we in hip hop een taal vinden om die te bestrijden?

Een niet te missen workshop voor jongeren met interesse in hip hop die de essentie van de hip hop cultuur en hun eigen kracht om die aan te wenden beter willen bevatten.

Inkom: gratis/vrije bijdrage.
Graag inschrijven via de website! Jeugdwerkers die met een groep komen kunnen dit ook laten weten via info[at]labovzw.be

Voor jeugdwerkers, artiesten en activisten organiseren we ook een aparte dag op 2 mei over hip hop pedagogie. 
Meer info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571025089830061/

Op 2 mei 's avonds is er ook een heus optreden in de Minus One met Spiritchild en andere artiesten: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412569762393096/

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

vzw Minus One
benefiet full of hip hop (t.v.v Labo vzw) - 20u
Opgeeïstenlaan 455, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Gent 9000
Belgium [map]
Price: 5 euro- 8 euro

De Hip Hop cultuur heeft van bij zijn oorsprong bewezen een krachtige expressievorm te zijn waarbij stemmen die anders vaak niet gehoord worden op het voorplan treden. Tijdens deze benefiet voor LABO vzw maken we plaats voor jong geweld maar ook gevestigde namen. Alle artiesten nemen deel omdat ze geloven in de kracht van Hip Hop maar ook in het project van LABO vzw.

Line up:
20u - open mic
21u - El Pita Sanchez, Pantera Negra (Chili) & friends: Missira (Spanje) & Tino-D (Colombia)
22u - De Lichtschrijvers
23u - spiritchild (VS, NYC)
0u - Dj Dubtheground

Inkom: 5 euro - 8 euro
(Glijdende schaal volgens solidariteitsprincipe. Betaal wat je jou kan veroorloven!)

LABO vzw wil uitgroeien tot een beweging voor kritisch wereldburgerschap. We vinden hiervoor inspiratie bij de kritische pedagogie (Paulo Freire), het Theater van de Onderdrukten, verbindingswerk en andere werkvormen die kritische reflectie en sociale actie hand in hand stimuleren.

Het benefiet vindt plaats aan het eind van een boeiende dag werken rond hip hop pedagogie met spiritchild. De dag erop gaat deze activist/artiest aan de slag met jongeren.

FB event voor masterclass Hip Hop Pedagogie:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1571025089830061/

Meer info: @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LmxhYm92encuYmUvOjo=:http://www.labovzw.be/]

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Minus One
HIp Hop Pedagogie spiritchild master class - 10am
Opgeëistenlaan 455 9000 Ghent
Gent 9500
Belgium [map]
Price: 50 euro registration

 

Een boeiende workshop met de Amerikaanse hip hop artiest spiritchild. Je krijgt inzicht in de mogelijkheden om via hip hop een alternatief pedagogisch project uit te bouwen waarbij de jongere als lerende centraal staat.

Verschillende soorten leren worden geprikkeld en het vertrekpunt zijn de ervaringen, talenten en doelen van jongeren zelf. spiritchild is in zijn werk met groepen sterk beïnvloed door Paulo Freire (Pedagogie van de Onderdrukten) en Augusto Boal (Theater van de Onderdrukten). Hip Hop pedagogie verenigt de emancipatorische kracht van kritische pedagogie met die van de Hip Hop cultuur. 

Een workshop die we warm aanbevelen voor jeugdwerkers, rappers, sociaal werkers, leraars, activisten en anderen die werken met jongeren die in hip hop een taal ontdekken om zichzelf uit te drukken.

Inschrijven kan via de volgende link: www.labovzw.be/inschrijven 

Een samenwerking tussen LABO vzw en Uit De Marge.
http://www.labovzw.be/
http://www.uitdemarge.be/

Aansluitend benefiet optredens 'Full of Hip-Hop' ten voordele van LABO vzw. FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412569762393096/

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Bonnefooi Brussels
FRI: That's How It Starts / Spiritchild (US)- Afro Funk Raggae Sound - 22:00
Steenstraat Rue Des Pierres 8, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Brussels 1000
Belgium [map]
Price: free

https://www.facebook.com/events/768645253242668/

Kick off the weekend with thrilling DJ's

Spiritchild:

A freedom singer & dj from the South Bronx by way of Brooklyn, spiritchild uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution. Spiritchild deejays/soul selects emotions. spiritchild channels the mood, taps into the collective consciousness and evokes the feelings you desire. By redefining genres and expectations of what you are conditioned to hear, turning you on to new artists, new 
sounds and new waves. spiritchild introduces and remixes vibrations that resonate with the soul. 

From Funk, Hip Hop to the rhythms of South Africa, from Reggae to Eastern European Balkan sounds, from Afro Beat to ambient Lounge Music. spiritchild takes you on a musical world trip that stimulates you and everyone in the space to let go of inhibitions, dance like no one is watching and express yourself in complete freedom.

http://www.xspiritmental.com/

Midweek Live:

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we kick off our musical week at Bonnefooi with top-quality live music. Whether it’s groovy jazz, smooth soul or sparkling funk, MidWeek Live should be your number 1 on your list to discover new live acts. Our unique atmosphere, groovy vibes and simply superb soundsystem (Void) will surely form the perfect setting for your Tuesday and/or Wednesday night search for live music.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

soul circle
Soul circle: prefiguring a new society - revolutionary matriarchy - 18hr
Deftinge [map]
Price: private

Soul circle: prefiguring a new society - revolutionary matriarchy

Description of the event:
A time to share what prefiguring a new society looks like and how we can lead by example. A circle of exchange, of connection, of sharing through stories, music and meditation.
focus on revolutionary matriarchy.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

PAJ
roots of hip hop workshop - 15hr
JH TNT, Melbergstraat 3, 3600 Genk
3600
Brussels [map]
Price: free

The roots, rhythm and revolution of Hip Hop

Goal of the workshop: Participants learn the roots of Hip Hop and how they can create chances and perspectives for their future. Combination of Hip Hop herstory/history, songwriting and how to become an independent artist and sustain yourself.
Target group: workshop booked through PAJ (platform for immigrant youth) an umbrella organization for a number of ethnic minority youth associations. The ideological or cultural background of the rank of PAJ is wide; PAJ reached Alevi, Sunni Muslims, Sufis, Protestants, Roman Catholics, Greek and Russian Orthodoksen, etc.

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Pianofabriek
a new black arts movement presents: hip hop pedagogy - 1530hr
Fortstraat 35, 1060 Sint-Gillis - Brussels
1060
Brussels [map]
Price: 10 euro

A new black arts movement presents: Hip Hop pedagogy: from roots through rhythm to revolution

Our soul sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create. During this soul session we will explore the power of Revolutionary Hip Hop pedagogy. It meets the youth where they are, starting from their experiences, goals and talents. It creates youth leaders who are accountable and have an impact in their communities and society as a whole.

Through an exhilarating panel conversation we will explore the differences with the current educational system, the necessity and purpose of revolutionary Hip Hop pedagogy and share real life examples & results with the following speakers:

- Adinda Vanderzande – Belgian renaissance
- Bboy Rookie Roc Dynamics – Hoochen crew, responsible for dance section of Universal Zulu Nation Belgian Territory, Artistic director BX-XL asbl
- spiritchild – Revolutionary freedom singer & Hip Hop pedagogue from New York, A new black arts movement NY, VP of Universal Zulu Nation Brooklyn Territory

https://www.facebook.com/events/746035082177882/

 

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Jenga
roots rhythm revolution tour: youth workshop - 15hr
Conservatoriumplein 1,
Kortrijk 8500
Belgium [map]
Price: free

Jenga youth workshop with spiritchild

April 25 · 
photos courtesy of Quindo 
youth workshop Kortrijk, Belgium April 25th 2015
Zaterdag kwam de Amerikaanse rapper Spiritchild op bezoek. Samen met de jongeren van Jenga Vzw AjKo nam hij enkele platen op. Hij leerde hen vooral hoe je goede lyrics kan schrijven. #BengOclock.#anewblackartsmovement #urbanartbeat #xspiritmental #noble9zuluz#universalzulunation

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

BED-VYNE BREW
djsss live at BREW mother earth centered - 9pm
370 Tompkins Avenue
Brooklyn, NY [map]
Price: free

xspiritmental vibrations presents chill tuesday's

come join us for the last dj set at BREW before i fly out wednesday for our going away party send off to Europe.

dj sss (spiritchild) live featuring sounds of revolutionary matriarchs and celebrating mother earth 
Every 3rd Tuesday (1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21...)
xSpiritMentalsss
@ Brew 9pm
370 Tompkins, Brooklyn 

spinning some worldly sounds and bringing the funk all round. chill, dance, romance, drink, think, be...
featuring freestyle sessions, special guest performances and live musicians.

www.xspiritmental.com
Spiritchild XspiritMental
Spiritchild
https://soundcloud.com/xspiritmental/sets/dj-sss

spiritchild deejays/soul selects emotions. djsss (spiritchild) channels the mood, taps into the collective consciousness and evokes the feelings you desire. by redefining genres and expectations of what you are conditioned to hear, turning you on to new artists, new sounds and new waves. djsss introduces and remixes vibrations that resonate with the soul. from Funk, Hip Hop to the rhythms of South Africa, from Reggae to Eastern European Balkan sounds, from Afro Beat to ambient Lounge Music. let's flow on a musical world trip that stimulates you and everyone in the space to let go of inhibitions, dance like no one is watching and express yourself in complete freedom

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

casa del soul
A new black arts movement presents: panthers, maroons, warriors oh my - 3pm
724 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn, New York 11213
9173730461 [map]
Price: 10 door reduce admission adv

artwork by Ziedah Diata of a new black arts movement

a new black arts movement presents:
panthers, maroons, warriors oh my 


Sunday April 12th 2015
3pm - 6pm
casa del soul
724 empire blvd
brooklyn ny 11213

featuring
Mama C Charlotte Hill O'Neal
Jendog Lonewolf & Catalyst YaliniDream
Spiritchild 
Ngoma Hill
Ziedah Diata

film screening of 
Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush 
The film explores Mama C’s decade’s long project of coming to terms with who she is—an African American raised in Kansas City, KS, the “jazz-capital of the world,” who has lived most of her life in Africa, the place from where her ancestors were forced to make the “middle-passage.” When she first arrived in Tanzania she tried as hard as she could to “fit in,” wearing khangas, carrying my babies on my back, basket on my head, chewing sugar cane sticks.” As she writes in one of her published poems, “In my freshly-landed, just-got-off-the-boat enthusiasm of living in Africa, I tried to blend, to melt, homogenize, disappear, erase, the essence of what made me who I am, an African, who grew up in and was molded by the ‘hoods’ of America, and I almost lost myself, self.”
http://www.mamacurbanwarriorfilm.com/

Brought to you by:
a new black arts movement 
including but not limited to below formations 
Scientific Soul Sessions www.scientificsoulsessions.com 
UZN Chapter 9- Noble 9 Zuluz
UZN Chapter 9 - Noble 9 ZuluZ
GUERRILLA REPUBLIK WARRIORZ
Brooklyn For Peace
Movement in Motion

www.xspiritmental.com
www.movementinmotion.com

$10 
youth free
Urban Art Beat
A New Black Arts Movement
Spiritchild XspiritMental
Rosa Bettina
ReKae Medina

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

The Maysles Cinema
Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush - 7p
343 Malcolm X Blvd. Harlem NY 10027 (bet. 127th & 128th Streets)
Harlem, New York 10027 [map]
Price: 10 suggested donation

The Universal Zulu Nation, Maysles Cinema & A New Black Arts Movement Presents...

From Mother Afrika To NYC: Hip Hop Culture Across The Middle Passage
 
Featuring The Film...

Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush

 
Sat., April 11th In Harlem & Sun., April 12th In Brooklyn
 
Come Join Us For A Two Day Cultural Celebration & Fundraiser with MamaCharlotte O'Neal 
for her United African Alliance Community Center in Tanzania, Africa and; Her soon to be established Universal Zulu Nation Tanzanian Chapter. 
 
 "Hip Hop Is The Ultimate Global Experience" 
Saturday, April 11th: Harlem, New York 7:00pm - 11:00pm
 
Saturday's Location:
The Maysles Cinema
343 Malcolm X Blvd.  Harlem NY 10027
(bet. 127th & 128th Streets)
Suggested Donation: $10.00
"No One Turned Away"

 

 

 

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

camp friendship
UZN Community Day Respect to the Queenz - 1pm
339 8th St,
brooklyn, NY 11215 [map]
Price: free

Universal Zulu Nation & Camp Friendship Brooklyn
presents
UZN Community Day a Hip Hop Cultural Event: Respect to the QueenZ Vol.3!
www.zulunation.com / www.uznnoble9.com
***********************************************
SATURDAY MARCH 21, 2015 :: 1:30 PM- 6:30 PM @ Camp Friendship Brooklyn
www.Campfriendshipbrooklyn.com
Featuring all the Core Elements of Hip Hop Culture: MC, DJ, Breakers, Graf Art, BeatBox, Workshops, Family & Community!!
***********************************************
Hosted By:

~ Ms. K of Urban Art Beat 
www.facebook.com/urbanartbeatnyc

Equipment & Music Provided By:

~ DJ Chela (UZN)
www.chelaonline.com
www.facebook.com/djchela

Photographed by:

~ TBA

Videographed by:

~ TBA

Workshop(s):

~ TBA

Special Guest Appearance By: 

~ TBA

Performances By:

~ Aquila Coulibaly aka Keelah Da Poet
www.facebook.com/QueenismDaMovement

~ ELM Youth 
www.facebook.com/ELMYOUTHGROUP

~ LC The Poet
www.facebook.com/LCthepoetmusic

~ Najmah53 
www.facebook.com/Najmah53

~ Nejma Shea
www.facebook.com/MCNEJMASHEA

~ Nene Ali 
www.facebook.com/pages/NeNe-Ali-Poet/158818860094

~ Selima 
www.facebook.com/S.A.Y.SELIMA

~ Sole Rebel 
www.facebook.com/thesolerebel

~ Ty Black 
www.facebook.com/pages/TY-BLACK/127689693412

~ Xilomen 
www.facebook.com/pages/Xilomen/275290809180456

~ More TBA!!

Dance Sets By:

~ Niara
www.facebook.com/whoisniara 

~ More TBA!!

Live Art By:

~ Sole Rebel 
www.facebook.com/thesolerebel

***********************************************
Sponsors/Supporters:

~ Universal Zulu Nation (UZN)
www.zulunation.com / www.zulufaces.com

~ Camp Friendship Brooklyn
www.Campfriendshipbrooklyn.com

~ Guerrilla Republik (GREP)
www.guerrillarepublik.org

~ Movement In Motion (MinM)
www.movementinmotion.com

~ New York State of Mind
www.facebook.com/NYStateOfMind1

~ Global Block Foundation
www.facebook.com/GlobalBlock

~ Visual Caffeine
www.vimeo.com/visualcaffeine

~ Urban Art Beat 
www.facebook.com/urbanartbeatnyc

~ DJ Chela 
www.chelaonline.com
www.facebook.com/djchela

***********************************************
FREE for all ages and for all FREE!!!

SUBWAY:

F, G,R trains to 9th Street & 4th Avenues (about a 3 block walk)

BUS:

B61 & B63 to 9th Street & 5th Avenues ( about a 2 block walk)

Driving: (PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING IS VERY HARD TO FIND)

www.hopstop.com/search

Camp Friendship Brooklyn
339 8th Street (btwn. 5th & 6th Avenues) 
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC 11215

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

The Silent Barn
Justice for Kenny Coalition Fundraiser (NYC) - 630p
603 Bushwick
Brooklyn, NY 11206 [map]
Price: $10

Join us for a night of powerful performances, screenings and an open mic! The Justice for Kenny Coalition is raising funds to provide free bus transportation for NYCers to participate in the annual Long Island vigil commemorating police brutality victim Kenny Lazo and all Long Island Stolen Lives. Suggested donation: $10 at the door (no one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

Join us for the April 12 Vigil! https://www.facebook.com/events/828397730552317

Reserve your bus tickets and learn more about us at: http://justiceforkenny.org/

Can't attend? Donate to our fundraiser here:
http://www.gofundme.com/jpxrg8

Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Dixon Place Theater
All Ages Open Mic Workshop and Showcase - 330pm
161A Chrystie Street
New York, New York [map]
Price: free

Our monthly Open Mic Workshop and Showcase is for all ages, all boroughs

https://www.facebook.com/events/689914667791862/ 

Our next Open Mic Thursday, March 19 
THEME: Womyn's Month, Honor our Queens! 

We love our community and the gifts we have to express ourselves and create liberated spaces that honor who we are!

Bring your pieces (in whatever stage they are in) to rock the stage and share them with other artists and mentors! 

We encourage all pieces to be somehow collaborative!! Changing Hip Hop one open mic at a time!

Featuring performers from Art StartUrban Art Beat The Door - A Center of Alternatives, Hip Hop Re:Education Project , Urban Word and more! 

Supported by NYC- The Next Youth Coalition and A New Black Arts Movement
This is our brilliant bold community!

Upcoming Dates!

Thursday, March 19 Womyn's Month - (Revolutionary Matriarchy)
Thursday, April 16 Self Love (Identity)
Thursday, May 21 Tribute to Malcolm X (or Youth Choice) 
Thursday, June 18 Youth Choice 

Make Art, Make Change. 

Questions? 
contact Rosa Bettina at rosaleen@urbanartbeat.org 
or Alexandra Leff, or Margherite ItsMarg or Spiritchild XspiritMental

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Bed-Vyne BREW
dj sss spirit soul selector @ Brew (xSpiritMentalsss) - 9pm
370 Tompkins Avenue
Brooklyn, New York [map]
Price: free

xspiritmental vibrations presents 

dj sss (spiritchild) live 
Every 3rd Tuesday (1/20, 2/17, 3/17...)
xSpiritMentalsss
@ Brew 9pm
370 Tompkins, Brooklyn 

spinning some worldly sounds and bringing the funk all round. chill, dance, romance, drink, think, be...
featuring freestyle sessions, special guest performances and live musicians.

www.xspiritmental.com
Spiritchild XspiritMental
Spiritchild
https://soundcloud.com/xspiritmental/sets/dj-sss

spiritchild deejays/soul selects emotions. djsss (spiritchild) channels the mood, taps into the collective consciousness and evokes the feelings you desire. by redefining genres and expectations of what you are conditioned to hear, turning you on to new artists, new sounds and new waves. djsss introduces and remixes vibrations that resonate with the soul. from Funk, Hip Hop to the rhythms of South Africa, from Reggae to Eastern European Balkan sounds, from Afro Beat to ambient Lounge Music. let's flow on a musical world trip that stimulates you and everyone in the space to let go of inhibitions, dance like no one is watching and express yourself in complete freedom.

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Bowery Poetry Club
Bob Holman B'earthday - 1pm
308 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
212-614-0505 [map]

 

March 15th – Bob Holman

Join us for a birthday celebration Bushwick Book Club style!  Your favorite local and touring musicians, songwriters and artists present new music and performance inspired by the work of Bob Holman — poet, spoken word artist, endangered language activist, founder of The Bowery Poetry Club and creator of new PBS series, “Language Matters.”  We are celebrating this celebrator of creativity with creativity inspired by his creativity!

featuring spiritchild alongside BBC all stars 

March 15th, 1pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
New York, NY

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

casa del soul
a new black arts movement presents commUniversity - 3pm
724 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn, New York 11213 [map]
Price: $5

commUniversity

https://www.facebook.com/events/655792427883061/

a new black arts movement presents commUniversity.
film screening, discussion and communal learning experience by various revolutionary artist, educators, scientist and the likes...

honoring the month of revolutionary matriarchy and making the connections with the black liberation struggle and the struggle of the irish liberation movements.

rsvp movement@xspiritmental.com

724 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn NY 11213
3pm gather 4pm sharp start
$5 exchange (if you do not have $5 to exchange then bring something of equal value; food (please no "junk" food), fruits, vegetables, toilet paper, no paper towels, etc, be creative. its not about the money its about exchange so all welcome and all encouraged. this is our commUniversity, not an event so commune, convene, conspire)
youth pay with time and attention

let us know you want to continue this
March 15th commUniversity
film screening TBA (hopefully the Black and the Green - a film about the black liberation and irish liberation movement, its a hard one to get so we are working on it) followed by discussion/strategy session on the connections with the BLA and the IRA and solidarity connections in between from Fredrick Douglass to Marcus Garvey to Bernadette Devlin.

read, study, strategize, revolutionize, repeat...
Knowledge is Power

A New Black Arts Movement
Movement in Motion
Soul Squad Information Board
UZN Chapter 9- Noble 9 Zuluz
Guerilla Republik
Urban Art Beat

www.xspiritmental.com
www.scientificsoulsessions.com

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

BRIC Studios
spiritchild guest with Ben Barson - 6pm
647 Fulton St,
brooklyn, NY 11217 [map]

more info TBA

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

TBA
speakeasy style brooklyn house party - 9pm on
TBA
brookyn, NY [map]
Price: free

special dj appearance set

exclusive location, contact djsss for details.

 

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

dimenna center
SHOUTHOUSE ALBUM RELEASE SHOW! - 730pm
450 WEST 37TH STREET
New York, New York [map]

SHOUTHOUSE ALBUM RELEASE SHOW!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015, 7:30PM

Come hear what it sounds like when jazz, hip-hop, and classical musicians come together. 15 musicians will be featured at our concert celebrating our recently released album.

New collaborations with spiritchild, a world premiere by jazz guitarist/composer Jack Gulielmetti, as well as works by Will Healy, Nick Omiccioli, Jesse Greenberg and Nico Muhly. Conducted by composer/conductor Alex Burtzos!

March 11th, 2015, 7:30pm: ShoutHouse Album Release Show at the DiMenna Center

– ShoutHouse celebrates our new album with a show at the DiMenna Center, featuring two world premieres, one by me and the other commissioned from composer Jack Gulielmetti. We will also perform Nicholas Omiccioli’s push/pull, Nico Muhly’s Doublespeak, and works from the album. Alex Burtzos will conduct, and soloists include spiritchild, Jai Issa, a.Piff, Julia Anrather, Connell Thompson, and Julian Soto.

 

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

NYU Gallitan Building
#BlackLivesMatter Open Call - 5pm
1 Washington Place
New York, New York [map]
Price: free

If you're still interested in performing/presenting (movement, music, projection, spoken word, video, platform, project idea, scene etc.) - message me or email me at jea374@nyu.edu

Performances/Presentations so far by Anthony Rosado Malcolm Douglas Brown Mia McClain Cyd Charisse Fulton Zoe Flowers Samora PinderhughesWilliam Washington Kevin Jenkins Spiritchild XspiritMental Tanisha Sabine Christie Danielle LJ Daley Chahney Hinds

The Darkest Hour will be followed by a talk back with The Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions Executive Director Divine Pryor, Columbia University School of Social Work professor Kathy Boudin, and NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study professor/artist/producer Bryonn Bain

 — withMalcolm Douglas Brown and 17 others.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Bed-Vyne BREW
dj sss spirit soul selector @ Brew (xSpiritMentalsss) - 9pm
370 Tompkins Avenue
Brooklyn, New York [map]
Price: free

xspiritmental vibrations presents 

dj sss (spiritchild) live 
Every 3rd Tuesday (1/20, 2/17, 3/17...)
xSpiritMentalsss
@ Brew 9pm
370 Tompkins, Brooklyn 

spinning some worldly sounds and bringing the funk all round. chill, dance, romance, drink, think, be...
featuring freestyle sessions, special guest performances and live musicians.

www.xspiritmental.com
Spiritchild XspiritMental
Spiritchild
https://soundcloud.com/xspiritmental/sets/dj-sss

spiritchild deejays/soul selects emotions. djsss (spiritchild) channels the mood, taps into the collective consciousness and evokes the feelings you desire. by redefining genres and expectations of what you are conditioned to hear, turning you on to new artists, new sounds and new waves. djsss introduces and remixes vibrations that resonate with the soul. from Funk, Hip Hop to the rhythms of South Africa, from Reggae to Eastern European Balkan sounds, from Afro Beat to ambient Lounge Music. let's flow on a musical world trip that stimulates you and everyone in the space to let go of inhibitions, dance like no one is watching and express yourself in complete freedom.

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

ibeam
a new black arts movement presents: For the Love of Revolution: a soul-liberating dance party - 4p
168 7th street
Brooklyn, New York [map]
Price: 15

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1521764251445483/

Join the Eco-Music Big Band for a revolutionary dance party! FOR THE LOVE OF REVOLUTION is a celebration of revolutionary music and struggle that includes queer liberation, third world struggle, womyn's liberation, the struggle for ecologically sound living, and the liberation of black and brown peoples. Featuring a hip hop reimagining of Cal Massey's magnum opus Black Liberation Movement Suite, poetry by R. Erica Doyle, a reading by Marina Celander, and modern big band works by Jay Rodriguez, Albert Marques, Marie Incontrera, and others. This event is the first of its kind in the 21st century: taking the concept of the dance big band of the 1940s and bringing it into the present with new works, revolutionary hip hop (featuring spiritchild, Prince Akeem, and other young artists), liberation of the body, and exciting tributes to the great historical figures of the black liberation movement, including Aishah Rahman. 

The Eco-Music Big Band is a 15-piece professional big band that spans many generations and includes some of the nation’s most acclaimed jazz musicians. Our roster includes bass trombonist David Taylor (Gil Evans, New York Philharmonic), saxophonist Jay Rodriguez (Ornette Coleman, Craig Harris), bass trombonist Earl McIntyre (Mel Lewis, Thad Jones), Zack O'Farrill and Adam O'Farrill (Arturo O'Farrill, Randy Weston). The Eco-Music Big Band is led by Marie Incontrera, who was Fred Ho's final composition protege.

Hailed as “talented... inspiring” (The Vermont Standard), The Eco-Music Big Band is committed to presenting the music of the legendary jazz composers of the 20th century that were overlooked (such as Cal Massey), to continuing the legacy its prodigious composer & founder (the late Fred Ho), and to providing a platform for the next generation of big band composers.

This event is presented by the Eco-Music Big BandA New Black Arts Movement, and Scientific Soul Sessions.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Bed-Vyne BREW
Jessie Davis WildCard Tuesday's LOVE FEST - 9pm
370 Tompkins Place
Brooklyn, New York [map]
Price: free

https://www.facebook.com/events/398130880362575/

This month is crazy amazing for myself and the Nebraska Jones Experiment. Come out and celebrate with me and the collective as we prep for an amazing February full of love, music, and new collaborations!!! 
I'm happy to welcome back none other than DJ SSS Spiritchild on decks as our featured DJ this month! Urban Art Beat will be in the house so be sure to come connect with allies new and old! 
As always the house band will be holding it down! I'm thrilled to share with you, the talents of Zach Mullings Antoine Katz Matthias Löscher and Julian Pollack!!! Singers, emcees, poets, dancers, instrumentalists…. bring your weapons and come ready to vibe!! The love is always strong and the bandstand is ready for your gifts! 

9pm
370 Tompkins Ave
FREE

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Bed-Vyne
The Diaspora Travels: Ayiti Fundraiser - 7p
370 Tompkins Place
Brooklyn, New York [map]
Price: 10

https://www.facebook.com/events/348118738713522/

We are having a small series of fundraisers, leading up towards our next trip to Haiti! This is our send off as we leave the following morning from JFK airport. 

An After Work event at Bedvyne Brewery!

WHEN: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
6pm-2am 

WHERE: Bed-vyne Brewery 
370 Tompkins Avenue (@ the corner of Putman)
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

HOW MUCH: $10 suggested donation, no one will be turned away

***We Welcome Vanessa Tricoche (a community healing circle facilitator and ritualist, artist and facilitator in social and emotional learning, conflict resolution, intergroup relations, diversity and crisis intervention) to conduct an Opening Ceremony to cleanse the space and set intention for the evening at the top of the evening****


FEATURING:
-Specially priced Caribbean Rum Punch!

-Presentation about Sa-k-la-k-wel= the Community Center in Oban, Jacmel Haiti that we are working on in co-creation with that community

-Presentation Earthship Biotecture building methods in general 

- A Preview of the documentary in progress 'The Diaspora Travels' ! & explanation about the project. 

-Performances by: 
SpiritChild (MC)
The Peace Poets (Poets/MCs)
Okai Musik (MC/Haitian Drummer)
Aidge (MC/Poet)
- DJ Sets by:
DJ Oja (Golden Age of Hip Hop, Dancehall, Funk, etc etc)
SoulCraft (Deep House, Hip Hop & Varios other G vibes)

- Raffle 

Words re: The Diaspora Travels:
What is it like to heal from a moment where 300,000 lose their lives? This documentary explores the resilience of Haitians after the January 12, 2010. We Investigate the barriers preventing resources from reaching those who most need them. Uncovering roles that Haitians and Diasporic Haitians play in the `Reconstruction'.

Come get updates on the ongoing project of Diaspora Travels, The Diaspora Travels: Haiti , see clips from the ongoing project, give feedback and hear updates of the projects we are following. Sa-K-La-K-Wel andAYITI INI/Haïti Uni/United Haiti

Support efforts in making the film, and support getting resources into Local Haitian Hands, and rebuilding efforts that are still happening.

Thanks so much for everyone who have touched This project, as the work continues.

The crew gives Remembrance for 01.12.10 at 16:53 local Haitian Time

~ via: Oja Soundtwista Tomorrow (Jan.12th) marks the 5th Anniversary of the earthquake that took the life of more than 300,000 Haitians and changed the course of so many others in Haiti as well as in the diaspora around the world, yours truly included. May those who survived remain blessed, strong, and healthy. Bless those who have passed as well. Although the news story has come and gone like so much else in the amnesia of the mass media system of the states, the work continues, this new revolution of true solidarity and collective solutions with Haitians in Haiti at the core continues. These collaborative efforts of recovery and healing are preparation for the future as the climate continues to change and get more belligerent in concert with so called 'free trade ' policies that overpopulate cities and privatize resources making them unreachable for most as it severely limits the options for working people (there are even less options for those who have no work and remain in destitute poverty). Much like the revolution that gave Haiti her sovereignty, the instances of people united to create strength with the intent of returning self determination to the people of Haiti and those in opposition to disruption of civil society's stability will provide solutions and support for all of the world's people who are seeking true self-determination and dignity...action speaks loudest. Much respect to all of the individuals and groups who have been and will continue to do this work, inside and outside of Haiti: to all the authors and journalists who have exposed those who have stolen and continued to make attempts defame Haiti's people and culture, the organizations who have respected the people of Haiti, not stolen, but worked with their ears and eyes opened with respect; those who have taken action and remain involved in ways that help empower us all. Silent time today for reflection and contemplation, honor and respect as we continue build this movement.

Email us at: thediasporatravelshaiti@gmail.com
Follow us on Twittter: @Diaspora2Haiti

The Diaspora Travels: Haiti towards our second Trip Gearing up Crew
http://thediasporatravelshaiti.wordpress.com/
Projects we are following:
https://ayitiini.wordpress.com/
http://sa-k-la-k-wel.org/
http://www.indyconvergence.org/haiti/

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Casa Del Soul
a new black arts movement presents: commUniversity
724 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn, New York 11213 [map]
Price: $5 donation

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/725348557560713/

every 4th black sunday a new black arts movement presents commUniversity.
film screening, discussion and communal learning experience by various revolutionary artist, educators, scientist and the likes...

rsvp for this first ever xspiritmental learning session.
movement@xspiritmental.com

724 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn NY 11213
12pm sharp -3pm
$5 exchange (if you do not have $5 to exchange then bring something of equal value; food (please no junk food), fruits, vegetables, toilet paper, no paper towels, etc, be creative. its not about the money its about exchange so all welcome and all encouraged. this is our commUniversity, not an event so commune, convene, conspire)
youth pay with time and attention

let us know you want this.
Jan 25th commUniversity
film screening Amandla Revolution in Four Part Harmony 
followed by discussion/strategy session on the connections with South African Liberation Struggles through music and how hip hop continues to be and provide that voice of struggle through movements.

workshop on hip hop basics
the elements
history/herstory
roots
writing/creation session.

read, study, strategize, revolutionize, repeat...
Knowledge is Power

A New Black Arts Movement
Movement in Motion
Soul Squad Information Board
UZN Chapter 9- Noble 9 Zuluz
Guerilla Republik

www.xspiritmental.com
www.scientificsoulsessions.com

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Bed-Vyne BREW
dj sss spirit soul selector @ Brew (xSpiritMentalsss) - 9pm
370 Tompkins Avenue
Brooklyn, New York [map]
Price: free

xspiritmental vibrations presents 

dj sss (spiritchild) live 
Every 3rd Tuesday (1/20, 2/17, 3/17...)
xSpiritMentalsss
@ Brew 9pm
370 Tompkins, Brooklyn 

spinning some worldly sounds and bringing the funk all round. chill, dance, romance, drink, think, be...
featuring freestyle sessions, special guest performances and live musicians.

www.xspiritmental.com
Spiritchild XspiritMental
Spiritchild
https://soundcloud.com/xspiritmental/sets/dj-sss

spiritchild deejays/soul selects emotions. djsss (spiritchild) channels the mood, taps into the collective consciousness and evokes the feelings you desire. by redefining genres and expectations of what you are conditioned to hear, turning you on to new artists, new sounds and new waves. djsss introduces and remixes vibrations that resonate with the soul. from Funk, Hip Hop to the rhythms of South Africa, from Reggae to Eastern European Balkan sounds, from Afro Beat to ambient Lounge Music. let's flow on a musical world trip that stimulates you and everyone in the space to let go of inhibitions, dance like no one is watching and express yourself in complete freedom.

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

casa del soul
a new black arts movement presents: know your roots; know your rights a scientific soul sessions - 330pm
724 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn, New York 11213
United States
9173730461 [map]
Price: $5

a new black arts movement presents:
know your roots; know your rights

celebrating revolutionary education & the power of story telling

Sunday Jan 18th 2015
330pm - 6pm
casa del soul
724 empire blvd
brooklyn ny 11213

featuring workshops
Radical Pedagogy 
Self Defense & Revolutionary Matriarchy 
Storytelling for Social Change
Know Your Rights / CopWatch

Brought to you by:
Scientific Soul Sessions, Urban Art Beat, The Next Youth Coalition 

scientificsoulsessions.com
xspiritmental.com
movementinmotion.com

$5 exchange
youth free
Urban Art Beat
A New Black Arts Movement
Spiritchild XspiritMental
Rosa Bettina
Spiritchild

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Joe's Pub
Year of The Queer & Sun Ra Celebration - 7pm
425 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 539-8770 [map]
Price: 16$ admission

2015 is YEAR OF THE QUEER! Join the Eco-Music Big Band at Joe's Pub for a New Years' celebration of the LGBTQ experience. 

The first of its kind in the tri-state area, YEAR OF THE QUEER! is a night that tributes the queer jazz experience. The Eco-Music Big Band presents works by Billy Strayhorn (featuring Philadelphia singer Rhenda Fearrington); bassist, Amanda Ruzza; bandleader Marie Incontrera; a new arrangement of Fred Ho's work for the Brooklyn Womens' Anti-Rape Exchange YES MEANS YES, NO MEANS NO, WHATEVER SHE WEARS, WHEREVER SHE GOES! (featuring flutist/composer Yael Acher aka "KAT" Modiano- flutist /composer); Cal Massey's iconic liberation song THINGS HAVE GOT TO CHANGE!, featuring Spiritchild XspiritMental, and a reimagining of Frank Zappa, called MY BIG BAND WANTS TO KILL YOUR HETEROPATRIARCHY! We will also be celebrating Sun Ra with our first performance of his legendary work, VELVET. Kelly Cogswell will be reading from her new book, EATING FIRE: MY LIFE AS A LESBIAN AVENGER.

The Eco-Music Big Band is a 15-piece professional big band that spans many generations and includes some of the nation’s most acclaimed jazz musicians. Our roster includes bass trombonist David Taylor (Gil Evans, New York Philharmonic), saxophonist Jay Rodriguez (Ornette Coleman, Craig Harris), bass trombonist Earl McIntyre (Mel Lewis, Thad Jones), Zack O'Farrill and Adam O'Farrill (Arturo O'Farrill, Randy Weston). The Eco-Music Big Band is lead by Marie Incontrera, who was Fred Ho's final composition protege.

Hailed as “talented... inspiring” (The Vermont Standard), The Eco-Music Big Band is committed to presenting the music of the legendary jazz composers of the 20th century that were overlooked (such as Cal Massey), to continuing the legacy its prodigious composer & founder (the late Fred Ho), and to providing a platform for the next generation of big band composers.

Eco-Music Big Band:
Jay Rodriguez, Livio Almeida, Larry Bustamante, Bryan Davis, Jon Mark McGowan, Nabaté Isles, Kalí Rodríguez, David Whitwell, Earl McIntyre, Julianne Carney, Albert Marquès, Amanda Ruzza, Zack O'Farrill

January 3rd, 2015 @ 7PM
425 Lafayette Street, New York City
212-539-8778
$16 admission

scientificsoulsessions.com/ecomusicbigband

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The Blue Note
xspiritmental presents: spiritchild w Mental Notes @ Blue Note back from Europe Celebration - 11:55pm
131 W. Third Street
New York, NY 10012
212.475.8592 [map]
Price: 10 adv 15 at door
peace and revolutionary love

come celebrate with us, it'll be 2months to the date from sharing, learning and building with people throughout Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany) to L.A. to NYC.

xSpiritMental vibrations and a new black arts movement presents Event 
we are back December 19th at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club, NY 

spiritchild & mental notes featuring
Swiss Chris on drums, rhythm and soul sonics
Amanda Ruzza on bass, space and taste
Seth Johnson on guitar, ambience and vibrations

advance ticket link here (it gets crowed fast;) http://bit.ly/11vpERN 
#BlueNote


featuring special guest 
Sara Ripp on poetic fusion
Glenda del E on piano and vocals
Marine Futin on vocals

love to see you and reconnect with my NYC family
tell a friend so we can make new friends

some stories and political updates presente ;)
Rosa Bettina of Urban Art Beat and Next Youth Coalition 
Prince Akeem Eco-Music Big Band Marie Incontrera of a new black arts movement 
Maroon updates
Zulu Nation vibrations UZN Chapter 9- Noble 9 Zuluz 

www.xspiritmental.com

A New Black Arts Movement
Movement in Motion
#anewblackartsmovement
#movementinmotion
#scientificsoulsessions

 

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Bed-Vyne Brew
dj sss spirit soul selector @ Brew - 10pm
370 Tompkins Avenue
Brooklyn, NY [map]
Price: free

xspiritmental vibrations presents 

dj sss (spiritchild) live 
Tuesday Dec 16
@ Brew 10pm
370 Tompkins, Brooklyn 

spinning some worldly sounds and bringing the funk all round. chill, dance, romance, drink, think, be...

www.xspiritmental.com
Spiritchild Mental Notes
Spiritchild
https://soundcloud.com/xspiritmental/sets/dj-sss

spiritchild deejays/soul selects emotions. djsss (spiritchild) channels the mood, taps into the collective consciousness and evokes the feelings you desire. by redefining genres and expectations of what you are conditioned to hear, turning you on to new artists, new sounds and new waves. djsss introduces and remixes vibrations that resonate with the soul. from Funk, Hip Hop to the rhythms of South Africa, from Reggae to Eastern European Balkan sounds, from Afro Beat to ambient Lounge Music. let's flow on a musical world trip that stimulates you and everyone in the space to let go of inhibitions, dance like no one is watching and express yourself in complete freedom.

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

cafe Pom
a new black arts movement presents: Artevolution a scientific soul sessions - 16:00
Pletinckxstraat 55,
Brussels, Belgium 1000
Belgium
0471 86 26 13 [map]

Scientific Soul Sessions presents: 

A New Black Arts Movement: Artevolution

Sunday, 16th of November, 2014
16:00 - 18:00 @ Café Pom
Pletinckxstraat 55 - 57, Brussels, Belgium
$10 donation

It is an honor to invite you to our very first Scientific Soul Session in Europe. A space and a time to prefigure a new society, a new way of living together embracing and celebrating our cultural backgrounds, our creativity, our connection to each other and to Mother Earth. 

An afternoon to experience the liberating power of creativity over food, art and various performances and dialogues: 

Featuring: 

- Performance by spiritchild, Hip Hop artist & educator from New York.
- Storytelling of international struggles and victories of fighting against social injustice through direct action and music.
- Inspiring examples of using our mind, body and voice as a revolutionary force. 

Bring your creativity, friends and family. 
Looking forward to welcoming you on the 16th of November. 

scientifcsoulsessions.com
xspiritmental.com

email: dorien.de.vidts@gmail.com

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

JC Den Eglantier Berchem
The 5 'HipHop' #2 in kader van Dag van de Jeugdhuizen - 14:00-20uur
Zillebekelaan 6A, 2600 Berchem,
Antwerpen, Belgium 2600
Belgium
03 218 83 23 [map]
Price: 3euro

Jeugdcentrum Den Eglantier presenteert de tweede editie van 'The 5: HipHop' waarbij we de 5 elementen van HipHop in de schijnwerpers zetten!

15 november vindt ook Dag van de Jeugdhuizen plaats, georganiseerd door vzw Formaat Vlaanderen. Op deze dag laten we zien dat jeugdhuizen unieke plekken zijn. Van, voor en door jonge mensen. 

⚓ THE 5: HIPHOP

Dj: DJ 2EZ
Graffiti: LinksOne
MC: Monica Kamara (Slam), Den Boeken en SpiritChild (USA)
Dancehall Queens: Cleo en Vero (Radikal)
Beatbox: Roustix

♐ Deuren: 20u
♐ Inkom: 3 euro

⚓ DAG VAN DE JEUGDHUIZEN

14u Masterclass HipHop door Spiritchild (USA)

♐ Inschrijven via femke@deneglantier.be
♐ 3 € (inkom The 5 inbegrepen)


16u30 Dj Workshop door Deejay Knowledge

♐ Inschrijven via femke@deneglantier.be
♐ 3 € (inkom The 5 inbegrepen)

Indien je beiden workshops wilt volgen is het 5 € (inkom The 5 inbegrepen)

Doorheen de dag zal graffiti artiest LinksOne de buitenmuur van Jc Den Eglantier onder handen nemen. Het wordt een ode aan onze buurt De Groenehoek! LinksOne is door onze vrijwilligers en buurtbewoners uitgekozen als artiest om een werk op onze muur te zetten!

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Club Anncienne Belgique
Afrika Bambaataa 40th Hip Hop Anniversary Belgian - 21:00
Brussels, Belgium 1000
Belgium [map]

 

Friday, November 14th, 2014

JC Den Eglantier
The Roots of Hip Hop workshop - 19:00
Zillebekelaan 6, 2600 Antwerpen
Antwerp, Belgium 2000
Belgium [map]

The roots of Hip Hop

The roots of Hip Hop

Through an interactive keynote and performance, participants become aware of the power of Hip Hop, the 5 elements and how they can support youth.

Target group:
Open to all

 

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Solid Groud Movement
Interactive Hip Hop education: Spiritchild (Zulu Nation, NYC) - 14:30-20:00
Buiksloterweg 5C, 1031 CC, Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Netherlands [map]
Price: 15euro

For English scroll down:

MC Spiritchild verzorgd een interactieve educatie waarin hij zijn ervaring en kennis deelt! Deze interactieve educatie is deels een lezing en deels een workshop waarin hij verschillende onderwerpen en elementen van de Hip Hop cultuur behandeld. Achteraf zal er een jamsessie plaatsvinden.

Lezing onderwerpen:
- wat is Hip Hop en wat is de herkomst?
- de diepere betekenis van Hip Hop
- Hip Hop en de maatschappij

Workshop:
- geschreven/gesproken woord
- de kracht van woorden
- hoe breng ik een boodschap over?

De lezing en workshop zullen in het Engels gedaan worden.

Pak je kans op first-hand knowledge!

Inschrijven kan via info@zulunation.nl
Tickets zijn €15,- (Wees er snel bij voordat het vol is!)

www.zulunation.nl
www.solidgroundmovement.nl

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MC Spiritchild shares experience and knowledge through interactive education! This interactive education includes a lecture and a workshop on different subjects and elements of Hip Hop Kulture. There will be a jamsession afterwards.

Lecture subjects:
- what is Hip Hop and where does it come from?
- the deeper meaning of Hip Hop
- Hip Hop and society

Workshop:
- written/spoken word
- the power of words
- how do i get a message across?

The lecture and workshop will be held in English.

Get your chance at first-hand knowledge!

Subscribe at info@zulunation.nl
Tickets are €15,- (be quick before it's full!)

www.zulunation.nl
www.solidgroundmovement.nl

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Map Mama Matrea Lange
SPIRITCHILD (NY) revolutionary freedom singer LIVE + dj set & after party met DJ KISA (BCN) - 22:00
nieuwstraat 13,
Antwerp, Belgium 2000
Belgium [map]

spiritchild live performance set followed by a live dj set

SPIRITCHILD (NY) revolutionary freedom singer LIVE + dj set & after party met DJ KISA (BCN)

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

soul circle
soul circle prefiguring a new society - 20:00
private invite only
Belgium
Belgium [map]

Soul circle: prefiguring a new society

Description of the event: 
A time to share what prefiguring a new society looks like and how we can lead by example. A circle of exchange, of connection, of sharing through stories, music and meditation.

 

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

café de loge
spiritchild USA special performance - 21:00
Annonciadenstraat 5,
Gent, Belgium 9000
Belgium
09 225 34 38 [map]

live performance set by spiritchild

www.xspiritmental.com
www.xspiritmental.bandcamp.com

A freedom singer from the South Bronx by way of Brooklyn, spiritchild uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution throughout the world, from the United States to Europe, from Africa to South East Asia. This artist’s eclectic and experimental fusion of true school Hip Hop, funk, electronica and jazz continues to break the boundaries of the music scene. As spiritchild channels the frequencies of J Dilla having tea with Sun Ra, painting the silhouettes of Nina Simone remixing El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz also known as Malcolm X, no one shares the time and the space without being moved in body, mind, heart and soul.

Both as a solo artist, since 1992 and as the rhythmic poet of the Hip Hop fusion band Mental Notes, since 1999, spiritchild uses music to open conversations with the audience about the injustices facing the poor and oppressed and to inspire action on environmental and social justice in New York City and around the world. Next to releasing several solo albums and band recordings, spiritchild has been privileged to work with an array of artists from revolutionary spoken word activists The Last Poets, Amiri Baraka, grammy award winning nominee Maya Azucena, the legendary Les Nubians, Gill Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson’s Midnight Band, The Coup, Dead Prez to Brooklyn's Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra.

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

JES Antwerpern
Hip Hop youth workshop and performance - 13:00-20:00
Borgerhoutsestraat 34,
Antwerp, Belgium 2018
Belgium [map]

The power of Hip Hop in cooperation with JES Antwerp & Adema Diallo

Description:
JES Antwerp and Adema Diallo (youth educator, activist and Hip Hop artist from Mauretania)

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Urban Woorden Belgium
Hip Hop roots and writing workshop - 18:00
Leuven
Leuven, Belgium [map]

youth workshop on hip hop roots and songwriting

Monday, October 27th, 2014

RADIO KIF
appearance by spiritchild on RADIO KIF - 20:00
Chaussée d'Haecht 668,
Bruxelles (Schaerbeek) 1030
Bruxelles [map]

 

Special guest appearance on radio show Street Knowledge, hosted by the Belgian Chapter of Universal Zulu Nation

Street Knowledge Radio 27-10-2014 with SPIRITCHILD
streetknowledge.be
zulunation.be
Description:
Every monday night the Universal Zulu Nation Belgian Chapter hosts a radio show called 'Street Knowledge', on French speaking radio KIF. For the show on 27th of October, spiritchild will be the special host and will perform a couple of songs live.

Street Knowledge Radio 27-10-2014 with SPIRITCHILD from Street Knowledge on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Juz Königswiesen
Hip Hop Brunch - 14:00
Dr.-Gessler-Str. 22,
Regensburg, Bavaria 93051
Germany
+49 941 5073552 [map]
Price: 5 euro

Jugendzentrum Königswiesen hat den New Yorker Rapper spiritchild zu Gast und läd zum großen Hip Hop Wochenende mit Workshops und dem Hip Hop Brunch ein. 

Workshop Tag Samstag (13.00 - 20.00)

Hip Hop History: spiritchild wird uns ein kleiner Einblick in die Entstehungeschichte der Hip Hop Kultur geben, und all unsere Fragen zum Thema Gangs - Gangsterrap und Co beantworten. Der Vortrag ist auf Englisch und wird vom Berliner Rapper Simple One für uns übersetzt. (Eintritt Frei)



Der folgende Workshop kostet 5 € pro Person. 

Anmeldung für Jugendliche ab 12 Jahren unter Jugendzentrum Königswiesen Tel. 0941/5073552


- Writing / Rap Technik 

Hierbei lernt ihr eure eigenen Texte zu schreiben, und könnt gemeinsam mit Spirit Child und einer Songwriterin an eurer Rap Technik feilen. 

- Tonstudio

Ihr erhaltet anschließend die Möglichkeit aus den geschriebenen Texten einen gemeinsamen Song in unserem Jugendtonstudio unter professioneller Anleitung aufzunehmen. 




Workshop Tag Sonntag und Hip Hop Brunch 
(Eintritt frei!) 

Performance Workshop 12.00 - 14.00 Uhr 

Für unsere Nachwuchs Rapper und Rapperinnen gibt es hier die Möglichkeit gemeinsam mit dem Rapper Spirit Child auf unserem Hip Hop Brunch aufzutreten. Während dem Performance Workshop werdet ihr auf euren Auftritt vorbereitet und von unserem Profis aus der Musikszene gecoached. 


Hip Hop Brunch 14.00 - 18.00 Uhr

Wie gewohnt findet unsere Hip Hop Brunch auf dem Gelände des Jugendzentrums statt. Unsere Graffiti Hall steht allen Künstlern zur Verfügung und kann an diesem Tag frei gestaltet werden. Wir lassen die Hip Hop Herzen höher schlagen und bietet euch dieses Mal einen Live Auftritt von Rapper Spirit Child sowie unserem Hip Hop Nachwuchs die Möglichkeit für Live Auftritte. 
Für unsere Freestyle MC´s wird es wieder eine große Freestyle Cypha geben. Für gute Mukke sorgt unser DJ. Fühlt euch willkommen.

Eintritt Frei! Pizza und Getränke kosten was. 

Wir freuen uns auf euch!
JUZ Königswiesen Team

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Juz Königswiesen
Hip Hop Workshop - 13:00
Dr.-Gessler-Str. 22,
Regensburg, Bavaria 93051
Germany
+499415073552 [map]
Price: 3 euro


Jugendzentrum Königswiesen hat den New Yorker Rapper spiritchild zu Gast und läd zum großen Hip Hop Wochenende mit Workshops und dem Hip Hop Brunch ein. 

Workshop Tag Samstag (13.00 - 20.00)

Hip Hop History: spiritchild wird uns ein kleiner Einblick in die Entstehungeschichte der Hip Hop Kultur geben, und all unsere Fragen zum Thema Gangs - Gangsterrap und Co beantworten. Der Vortrag ist auf Englisch und wird vom Berliner Rapper Simple One für uns übersetzt. (Eintritt Frei)



Der folgende Workshop kostet 5 € pro Person. 

Anmeldung für Jugendliche ab 12 Jahren unter Jugendzentrum Königswiesen Tel. 0941/5073552


- Writing / Rap Technik 

Hierbei lernt ihr eure eigenen Texte zu schreiben, und könnt gemeinsam mit Spirit Child und einer Songwriterin an eurer Rap Technik feilen. 

- Tonstudio

Ihr erhaltet anschließend die Möglichkeit aus den geschriebenen Texten einen gemeinsamen Song in unserem Jugendtonstudio unter professioneller Anleitung aufzunehmen. 




Workshop Tag Sonntag und Hip Hop Brunch 
(Eintritt frei!) 

Performance Workshop 12.00 - 14.00 Uhr 

Für unsere Nachwuchs Rapper und Rapperinnen gibt es hier die Möglichkeit gemeinsam mit dem Rapper Spirit Child auf unserem Hip Hop Brunch aufzutreten. Während dem Performance Workshop werdet ihr auf euren Auftritt vorbereitet und von unserem Profis aus der Musikszene gecoached. 


Hip Hop Brunch 14.00 - 18.00 Uhr

Wie gewohnt findet unsere Hip Hop Brunch auf dem Gelände des Jugendzentrums statt. Unsere Graffiti Hall steht allen Künstlern zur Verfügung und kann an diesem Tag frei gestaltet werden. Wir lassen die Hip Hop Herzen höher schlagen und bietet euch dieses Mal einen Live Auftritt von Rapper Spirit Child sowie unserem Hip Hop Nachwuchs die Möglichkeit für Live Auftritte. 
Für unsere Freestyle MC´s wird es wieder eine große Freestyle Cypha geben. Für gute Mukke sorgt unser DJ. Fühlt euch willkommen.

Eintritt Frei! Pizza und Getränke kosten was. 

Wir freuen uns auf euch!
JUZ Königswiesen Team

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

klein.KA5PER
21:00
Unter den Schwibbögen 21,
Regensburg, Bavaria 93047
Germany
+49 941 99226223 [map]
Price: 3 euro

LIVE: Spiritchild Mental Notes (NEW YORK)
Simple One 
Schwesta 
Rufflow Funk Breaks
Maniac Beat Set
Eintritt: 3 bucks

Friday, June 6th, 2014

The Blue Note
Mental "Blue" Notes spiritchild B'earthday celebration - 11:50pm
131 W. Third Street
New York, NY 10012
212.475.8592 [map]
Price: $10

featuring an xspiritmental blend of insanity.

Mental Notes summertime 

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

NuBlu
May Day 1-2 1-2 - 9pm-3am
62 Ave. C
New York, NY 10003 [map]
Price: $10

featuring

UAB collective (Jessie Davis, Y?, Jake Rich)

Elijah Black (Sibling Band)

DJ Chela

Mental Notes

Friday, April 25th, 2014

The Blue Note
Poetry of Riddim - 11:50pm
131 W. Third Street
New York, NY 10012
212.475.8592 [map]
Price: $15door, 10adv

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

woman's club of white plains
40th anniversary WESPAC - 6pm
305 Ridgeway
white plains, ny [map]

spiritchild performing a revolutionary matriarchal set

Friday, April 18th, 2014

National Black Theater
Assata Shakur-Guillermo Morales Center Benefit Concert - 4-11pm
2030 fifth avenue
harlem, new york [map]
Price: 10dav, 15 at door

FRIDAY, APRIL 18TH ASSATA SHAKUR-GUILLERMO MORALES CENTER BENEFIT CONCERT & OPEN MIC IN HARLEM!

AWESOME LINEUP IS SET TO PERFORM @ FRIDAY, APRIL 18TH ASSATA SHAKUR-GUILLERMO MORALES CENTER BENEFIT CONCERT & OPEN MIC IN HARLEM!

up an open mic to practice
  The Campaign To Restore & Defend The Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Center @ CCNY Presents: THE  2ND  “NO CENTER, NO PEACE”  BENEFIT CONCERT & OPEN MIC



 

   Morales/Shakur Center at CCNY, photo 2006.
   Friday, April 18, 2014
4:00pm-11:00pm  (Doors Open @ 3:30pm)The National Black Theater2030 Fifth Avenue  Harlem, New York(Bet. 125th & 126th Street) Student & Advance Tickets: $10.00At The Door: $15.00


Co-Hosted By:
~ Brother Shaka Shakur (Maroon Soci
ety) ~Sistah Yexenia (Sister Circle Collective)
Music By:
~ DJ Macnificent & DJ Cabin (Universal Zulu Nation)

 

Featuring Performances By:
~ Maya Azucena
Intikana Kekoeia~ Spiritchild
~ Collective Flow
~ Infinite Wiz~ Akbar Abdullah~ The Peace Poets
~ Maroon Society
~ Prince Akeem
~ Jay Espy
~ Circa 95′
~ Julio Angel
~ Miranda Writes
~ The Hip Hop Catz
~ Bosco
~ S.F.
~ Mr. Giggles
~ Ndigo Washington

~ Plus A Special Guest Performance By The Legendary “LAST POETS”

  *Food, Raffle, Art Auction, Music Videos, BreakDance Cypher, Vendors & more…**A Significant Portion Of Proceeds Goes Directly For Assisting The Surviving Families Of The Tragic Gas Explosion In El-Barrio East Harlem
***All Paid Tickets From The Previously Postponed 3/8/14 Benefit Concert Will Be Honored  Tickets or Information Contact:Bro. Shep at Panthershepcat@aol.com  & Bro. Jay at  je0116@gmail.com Visit our official website defendmorales-shakur.org/
SIGN OUR PETITION: http://tinyurl.com/savemscc
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Follow us on Twitter @DefendMSCenter  #SaveMSCC #CCNYShutdown #CCNY
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SECURITY PROVIDED BY THE BLACK SOULJAHZ & THE ZULU NATION: “COME IN PEACE or LEAVE IN PIECES”

 

Friday, April 18th, 2014

UAB house Party
9pm-3am
519 Halsey
Brooklyn, NY 11238 [map]
Price: $10

Party People! Spring has arrived at long last but we're already thinking about Summer at Urban Art Beat. Last year you helped UAB raise over $10,000 via Indiegogo for our annual summer camp which connected musical youth with NYC artists in order to create uplifting original music! 

We're excited to be bringing the program back again and kicking off the fundraising efforts with a party for the ages! We know our people looove to dance so we'll be featuring incredible DJ's:

Jay White

Raydar Ellis

Milk Money

Spiritchild

Ben Bradley

+ special surprise performances from some of the finest MC's and beatboxers in the city.

Dance all night and meet the artists and educators helping develop the next wave of young NYC talent.

A $10 donation at the door gets you free beer all night and a $5 donation at the door gets you a mixed drink to get the night started right + access to our cash bar. There's a smoke-friendly rooftop and all profits will go towards UAB's Summer Camp :D

519 Halsey St. apt 3L @ Stuyvesant Ave in BedStuy off the Utica AC - note the trains will be running full capacity, no one's gotta take a shuttle bus!

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Dixon Place Theater
Down with Domestic Violence and Up with Mother Earth!! - 330-6pm
161a Chrystie Street
new york, NY [map]
Price: free

all city youth open mic & workshop

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

teatro la tea
A Panther in Africa: The legacy continues - 7-10
107 suffolk
new york, new york
United States [map]
Price: $50

A Panther in Africa: The Legacy Continues.
Benefit for UAACC’s Leaders of Tomorrow Children’s Home & Water Project in Tanzania

ON THURSDAY APRIL 17TH a concert benefit for UAACC will take place at the historic TEATRO LATEA in NYC’s Lower East Side. It will include a short screening about UAACC’s dynamic programs; a meet-and-greet discussion with Mama Charlotte O’Neal; an excerpt from the exciting new play Black Panther Women; performances by powerful Youth poets; Live acoustic concert by award-winning singer-activist Maya Azucena; and a rousing musical presentation by Mama Charlotte O’Neal herself. 

100% of the proceeds of the night’s ticket sales will go directly to funding UAACC’s programs for youth and the refurbishment of the UAACC water tank.

TICKETS, DONATION & INFO: www.pantherinafrica.eventbrite.com

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Justice For Kenny Lazo
Justice for Kenny Lazo - 11am-1pm
1630 5th Avenue
Bay Shore, New York 11706 [map]
Price: free

THE REASON WHY I FIGHT FOR JUSTICE IS BECAUSE KENNY LAZO IS MY SON’S FATHER.

Please donate to our cause!

Dear Sisters & Brothers,
My name Jennifer Gonzalez, Co-Founder of the Justice for Kenny Coalition and long-time partner of Kenny Lazo.

The obstacles family members face after a loved one is killed by police is horrifying and emotionally draining, as I experienced myself.  Consequently, we must keep the fight for justice going strong and provide support to the growing number of families effected by police violence.  I would like to share my story with you.

On the night of April 12, 2008, Kenny fell victim to a ruthless and malicious crime, and my life and our son’s life would be changed forever.  Kenny’s life was taken by individuals who ironically swore to protect and serve: the Suffolk County Police.

Kenny was pulled over allegedly for going a mere 8 miles over the speed limit, an infraction most drivers are guilty of on a regular basis.

The remaining facts are unclear as Kenny, the only witness to the crime, was handcuffed, forced down on the ground, beaten and choked to death with flashlights. He suffered from blunt impacts to the head, face, torso, arms, with multiple abrasions, contusions and lacerations of the face and scalp.  His tongue was nearly bitten off.  Succumbing to the vicious attack, Kenny went into cardiac arrest. He was then brought to the 3rd Precinct and provided with NO medical attention.

As Kenny was taking his last breath lying on the precinct floor, an eyewitness heard the officers involved in the beating joking and proudly reenacting for all those in the front lobby to see how they tortured Kenny.  The police then decided to wait a whole hour after Kenny was brought to the 3rd Precinct, before calling the EMT.   Kenny was found by emergency assistance lying DEAD on the floor in nothing but his boxers.

Inexplicably, the autopsy report was not released for several months after Kenny’s death. The Suffolk County Coroner ruled Kenny’s death HOMICIDE as a result of his injuries, but refused to state who was culpable.

We brought two cases against the Suffolk County Police Department:  each individual officer and the DA’s office. The criminal case was quickly dismissed – none of the 5 officers involved were indicted or charged, which is very typical for police brutality cases.  Currently the civil case is still pending, but we have little faith that the police officers will be held accountable for the murder of our Kenny.  Thus, the burden is on us to hold the murderers accountable.

The Justice for Kenny Coalition was formed in April of 2010, on the 2nd year anniversary of Kenny’s death.  Our members come from a range of backgrounds and include family and friends of Kenny, community organizers, educators, and artists, nationwide and internationally.  Our mission is to spread the story of Kenny Lazo and other victims, engage people to talk and think critically about Police Brutality, and empower the Long Island community and others to stand up for all of our Human & Civil Rights.

For the past six years, I have been building with many organizations including the October 22nd Coalition, the ANSWER Coalition and ACD Media.  While we have received a lot of support from the city, Long Island has yet to provide us with any sustaining assistance. Recently, I was able to connect with two families in Long Island, but there are so many more of us out here who are silenced by fear.  Many of us are immigrants and are afraid of speaking up or following through with charges against the police. Most cases against the police are dismissed and the victims harassed by the police afterwards. This is why I am reaching out to families that are not only in Long Island but to those all over New York State and beyond.

In the coming years, we would like to build a solid organization of families of police brutality victims along with a versatile network of community resources to provide support (including but not limited to effective and affordable lawyers, social workers, and medical providers).  Of equal importance, we hope to unite all the families of police brutality victims to collectively push for change in a criminal justice system that has failed so many of us.

The most effective way for change to happen is by building together.   We must create a movement that is more than just one or two families.   Together, we can be the powerful catalyst this system needs to change.

The fight is hard for each and every one of us. It is emotionally draining. My heart never stops aching and seeing my son grow up is a daily reminder.  At each of our son’s successes and and victorious moments, my joy is always tempered with the absence of his father.  When he’s in need of discipline like any 11-year old boy, I feel overwhelmed by single-parenthood.  I ask God, “Why?  This was not the life we planned for him.  He was not brought into this world to be fatherless…Why did this happen to us and why can’t we have justice?”

While these questions plague my thoughts too often, I know that we must continue to be strong for our loved ones and to fight for them.  My son’s father and the other victims will never be replaced or brought back to us, but I know if we were together and united, we would have the potential and power to prevent more victims of police brutality.

I am personally asking you to attend our annual March on 5th Avenue @ 1630 5th Avenue, in Bay Shore, New York, for Kenny Lazo & all police brutality victims on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 from 11AM-1PM.  If you have also been affected by police violence, I invite you to share your story with us during the vigil.  From my experience, sharing stories empowers community, and I know yours can empower ours.  Please consider my invitation, we would love your presence very much.

We will be hosting two fundraisers on March 22nd  in Long Island, and March 30th, in New York City.  Please stay tuned.

Thank you kindly for your time and attention, and please feel free to write me at JusticeforKennyLazo@yahoo.com, or call me (631) 835-9791.

Love & Respect,

Jennifer Gonzalez, Co-Founder
Justice for Kenny Coalition
http://justiceforkenny.wordpress.com

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Leroy Neiman Art Center
Freedom Mic 2 - 6-10pm
2785 Fredrick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10039 [map]
Price: $7

The F.I.L.M. Fund's Second Fundraiser Event of 2014. Our purpose is to be able to self-sustain an open space for artists to showcase their talent(s) and skill on the mic. This is going to be an ongoing effort through 2014 in NYC and Boston. 

Our Mission:
The F.I.L.M. Fund is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire leaders to document the current issues facing their community as a method of raising awareness. We outreach to citizens through a door-to-door canvassing operation; by gaining a personal trust of community members and inspiring them to participate in current community affairs. We visit neighborhoods per district and collect data concerning the issues that effect that particular area the most and follow up with a course of action designed by the local community members as a way to inspire self sustainability in neighborhoods. F.I.L.M. Fund also visits public schools and provides free training in either media or leadership development as a way to inform students on the truth about the school to prison pipeline. Essentially this will lead to town hall meetings, further documentation of issues through: PSA (Public Service Announcements) or short films as well as events in order to actively engage other communities to become the solution they wish to see in their district.

Hosted by: Earth-Link Freedom ans John Xavier Acosta

Dj Spiritchild Mental Notes on the ones and twos

Performers: 
NYC Artist: 
Derick Fox 
Division X 
Luss 
DeLaCeiba
Fucos Boys (Trizzy Barnes and Kyzr Sozey)
Spiritchild 
Xsavior 
A-D
Angel
Sam Toscano and More.... 

Boston Artist: 
Arnold Maivia 
King Philip
Napoleon The Great
Cyrus 
A.K.A Deff and More...

Live Art by:
Frandy Suero Garcia and Marthalicia Matarrita

Location: LeRoy Neiman Art Center 
2785 Frederick Douglas Blvd (148th st) Harlem, NYC

Trains: A,B,C,D to 145th st, then walk to 148th and Frederick Douglas Blvd 


email us at: info@communityfilmfund.org or give us a call at 347-265-6379 for more details.

Visit: communityfilmfund.org

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

bedvyne & Brew
Jessie Davis live @ Brew w spiritchild on decks - 9pm
370 Thompkins Avenue
brooklyn, ny 11216
United States [map]
Price: free

We're back at it again for our monthly residency at Brew. Spring is in the air and I've been busy planning for summer with Urban Art Beat! Join us as we gather to network and raise awareness for music and arts education. 

This month I will be featuring hip hop artist and UAB fam Baxter Words. We will showcase some of his music as well as new originals from yours truly. 

Musicians and MCs are still encouraged to come and sit in, you never know who's going to show up in Bedstuy!! 

DJ Spiritchild Mental Notes will be holding us down for the late night dance party. Come hang and build with our collective of amazing artists, educators, and revolutionaries!

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Camp Friendship Brooklyn
UZN Community Day: Respect to the Queenz - 12
339 8th Street (btwn. 5th & 6th Avenues) Park Slope,
Brooklyn, NY 11215 [map]
Price: free

Universal Zulu Nation & Camp Friendship Brooklyn
presents
UZN Community Day a Hip Hop Cultural Event: Respect to the QueenZ Vol.2!
www.zulunation.com / www.zulunations.org / www.zulufaces.com
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SUNDAY MARCH 30, 2013 :: 3 PM- 8 PM @ Camp Friendship Brooklyn
www.Campfriendshipbrooklyn.com
Featuring all the Core Elements of Hip Hop Culture: MC, DJ, Breakers, Graf Art, BeatBox, Workshops, Family & Community!!
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Hosted By:

~ Rosa aka Ms. K of Urban Art Beat NYC (UAB)
www.facebook.com/urbanartbeatnyc
www.urbanartbeat.org

Equipment & Music Provided By:

~ DJ Chela (UZN)
www.chelaonline.com
www.facebook.com/djchela

Live Tapping By:
Visual Caffeine 
www.viscaff.com

Photographed by:

~ TBA

Videographed by:

~ TBA

Workshop(s):

~ H+ | Community Class
presented by: H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory
www.facebook.com/hiphopdanceconservatory

Special Invited Guest:

~ TBA

Performances By:

~ Nene Ali (GREP)
www.facebook.com/pages/NeNe-Ali-Poet/158818860094

~ LC The Poet (UZN)
www.facebook.com/LCthepoetmusic

~ Selima (WU/ UZN)
www.facebook.com/S.A.Y.SELIMA 

~ Rhapy (Buendia Ink / Har'd Life Crew)
www.facebook.com/pages/RHAPY/470322969752496

~ Ni Dios Ni Amo (Buendia Ink / Har'd Life Crew)
www.facebook.com/em.ndna

~ Aquila Coulibaly aka Keelah Da Poet (National Hood Alliance)
www.facebook.com/QueenismDaMovement

~ Womyn from the Urban Art Beat and Broome Street Academy family

~ Educated Little Monsters (ELM)
www.facebook.com/ELMYOUTHGROUP

Live Art By:

~ Marthalicia Matarrita (XMental Inc.)
www.facebook.com/marthalicia.matarrita 

~ Sole Rebel (WOTS Crew)
www.facebook.com/sole.rebel.3

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Sponsors/Supporters:

~ Universal Zulu Nation (UZN)
www.zulunation.com / www.zulunations.org / www.zulufaces.com

~ Camp Friendship Brooklyn
www.Campfriendshipbrooklyn.com

~ Guerrilla Republik (GREP)
www.guerrillarepublik.org

~ Movement In Motion (MinM)
www.movementinmotion.com

~ New York State of Mind
www.facebook.com/NYStateOfMind1

~ Global Block Foundation
www.facebook.com/GlobalBlock

~ Visual Caffeine
www.vimeo.com/visualcaffeine

~ DJ Chela 
www.chelaonline.com
www.facebook.com/djchela

~ H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory
www.hdcny.org 
www.facebook.com/hiphopdanceconservatory

~ More TBA!!

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FREE for all ages and for all FREE!!!

SUBWAY:

F, G,R trains to 9th Street & 4th Avenues (about a 3 block walk)

BUS:

B61 & B63 to 9th Street & 5th Avenues ( about a 2 block walk)

Driving: (PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING IS VERY HARD TO FIND)

www.hopstop.com/search

Camp Friendship Brooklyn
339 8th Street (btwn. 5th & 6th Avenues)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC 11215

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Bed Stuy Supper Club
a new Black Arts Movement: Revolutionary Matriarchy - 4pm
613 Jefferson Avenue
Brooklyn, new york 11216
United States [map]
Price: $7 adv $10 at door

join us this month as we celebrate revolutionary matriarchy
@Bed Stuy Super Club 613 Jefferson Avenue 
third black sunday March 16th 4pm $10 $7 advance
click link below.
http://www.xspiritmental.com/a_new_black_arts_movement/a_new_black_arts_movement_march_16/

we are building towards a revolutionary matriarchal future, which will be the opposite of patriarchy, not its mirror image. matriarchy will be a revolutionary future, in which social construct of gender is eliminated and humanity is re-socialized, in which values of caring, nurturance, creativity, compassion and collectivity prevail. we denounce gynocide: the ways that capitalism and white supremacy have attempted to break the spirit of struggle by inflicting violence upon and de-valuing womyn and all we represent.

featuring performances and talks by
Kai Diata 
Nzinga
Audry Funk 
Kanya D'Almeida 
Ayanna R'auf
Queen Pepsi of Universal Zulu Nation 
Harrabic Tubman of Existence is Resistance 
Temper-Mental MissElayneous 
Marine Futin
Cherub Chopp Stewart
Urban Art Beat youth and mentors (Jessie Davis, Kelly Jones, Danielle Bero, Fatimah Sillah and more!) 
hosts Augustina Warton & Namibia of Art is Love & Action 

dj sss (spiritchild)

more TBA like live puppets, participatory art, live visual arts etc 
www.movementinmotion.com
www.scientificsoulsessions.com
www.xspiritmental.com

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Bedvyne BREW
Jessie Davis live @ Brew w spiritchild on decks - 9pm
370 Thompkins Avenue
brooklyn, ny 11216
United States [map]
Price: free

We're back at it again for our monthly residency at Brew. Spring is in the air and I've been busy planning for summer with Urban Art Beat! Join us as we gather to network and raise awareness for music and arts education. 

This month I will be featuring hip hop artist and UAB fam Baxter Words. We will showcase some of his music as well as new originals from yours truly. 

Musicians and MCs are still encouraged to come and sit in, you never know who's going to show up in Bedstuy!! 

DJ Spiritchild Mental Notes will be holding us down for the late night dance party. Come hang and build with our collective of amazing artists, educators, and revolutionaries!

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

National Black Theater
a new Black Arts Movement: Maroon Unchained - 4pm
2031 5th Ave
NY, NY [map]
Price: 10 suggested donation

spiritchild & Mental Notes

peace and revolutionary love

please check out the new track Assata vs Versace, its pretty dope ;)

you can support more vibrations like this by simply choosing your $$$

http://spiritchild.bandcamp.com/

For Immediate Release! spiritchild: spiritchild@xspiritmental.com

 

Scientific Soul Sessions and Movement in Motion present

MAROON UNCHAINED!

Celebrating the Marriage of 
Russell Maroon Shoatz and Ayanna R’auf
Sunday, January 19th, 2014
4pm - ­6pm
National Black Theatre
2031 5th Avenue (between 125th and 126th)
Harlem, NY 10027
$10 Suggested Donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
www.scientificsoulsessions.com

For a $10 suggested donation, attendees will enjoy a celebration that will include performances including the
two­time Edison award winner and grammy­nominated jazz trumpeter and composer Christian Scott; MTV
Made featured singer­songwriter and a collaborator on a Grammy­winning album Maya Azucena; and the
legendary Abiodun of the Last Poets, who will be honored with a lifetime Revolutionary Award from Scientific
Soul Sessions. Maroon’s fiancee, Ayanna R’Auf, will be presenting on what made the campaign successful. To
top it all off, freedom singer spiritchild will take the opportunity to announce the launch of a 21st­century Black
Arts Movement, in collaboration with the National Black Theatre.

*special guests performances by NYC (Next Youth Coalition featuring Art Start, UAB and other youth involved with the coalition)

On January 19th, Scientific Soul Sessions & Movement in Motion will celebrate a momentous event: the
marriage of 70 year old Russell “Maroon” Shoatz, in 23 consecutive years of solitary confinement, with longtime
black organizer and matriarch Ayanna R’auf.

Russell "Maroon" Shoatz has been kept in solitary confinement in the state of Pennsylvania for 30 years after
being elected president of the prison­approved Lifers' Association. He was initially convicted for his alleged role in an attack authorities claim was carried out by militant black activists on the Fairmont Park Police Station in
Philadelphia that left a park sergeant dead.
Despite not having violated prison rules in more than two decades, state prison officials have refused to release
him into the general prison population. Russell's family and supporters claim that the Pennsylvania Department
of Corrections (PA DOC) has unlawfully altered the consequences of his criminal conviction, sentencing him to
die in solitary confinement ­ a death imposed by decades of no­touch torture.

Maroon’s marriage to Ayanna R’auf ushers in a new era into his campaign and Scientific Soul Sessions that is
matriarchal and mother­centric.


Scientific Soul Sessions is a multi­generational group united by the drive to pre­figure a new society free of imperialism, colonization,
racism, heteropatriarchy, and capitalist exploitation. For more information, see www.scientificsoulsessions.com.

Movement In Motion is an international artist & activist

collective dedicated to our youth, political prisoners and revolutionary arts.

www.movementinmotion.com

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Bed-Vyne
Jessie Davis live @ Brew w spiritchild on decks - 9pm
370 Thompkins Avenue
Brooklyn, NY [map]
Price: free

special sound "dj" set by spiritchild sound soul selector 

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

The Crystal House
third annual black august art show - 6pm
89 Crystal Street
Brooklyn, NY 11208 [map]

spiritchild performs solo set on sept 28th
The Third Annual Black August Art Show sept 27th and sept 28th
6-10pm featuring Hakim Green, Shabaam Sahdeeq, The A-Alikes, spiritchild. visual artist Sophia Dawson, Lehna Huie, Elton Leonard, Marthalicia Matarrita.
A train to Euclid Ave

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

christina park
DJ Bandit hip hop peace fest - 12-6pm
803 E. 4th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801 [map]
Price: free

 

featuring spiritchild at teh 4th Annual Dj Bandit Hip Hop Peace Fest
Sat Sept 28th 12-6pm @ Christina Park 803 E. 4th Street, Wilmington, Delawre 19801

featuring spiritchild at the 4th Annual Dj Bandit Hip Hop Peace FestSat Sept 28th 12-6pm @ Christina Park 803 E. 4th Street, Wilmington, Delawre 19801

 

Friday, September 27th, 2013

the point
cop watch conference - 7pm
940 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY [map]
Price: free

spiritchild will perform solo set

**Please note: The Cop Watch Conference (Sept. 27-28) is not open to the media.**

Please join MXGM, the Justice Committee & CAAAV for the
Opening Celebration of the Cop Watch Conference 2013! 

On the opening night of the Cop Watch Conference 2013, come build with Cop Watchers and police violence/accountability organizers from across the US as we celebrate this occasion! 

Festivities will include a short film exhibition, performances, and a Keynote address by Lumumba Bandele, Co-founder of MXGM's Cop Watch program & Senior Organizer with LDF.

This September 27-28, Cop Watchers and police accountability organizers from across the country will converge to share skills, practices, resources, and ideas. Specifically aimed at bringing together groups and individuals from WITHIN communities highly targeted by police abuse & violence, this Cop Watch Conference aims for our own communities to be empowered & organized to affect the way our peoples are policed ourselves. Over the course of two days, we will envision and develop a Cop Watch community that is stronger, more unified and better prepared to affect real change for & with our communities.

Friday September 27, 2013
7-10pm
@ The Point, 940 Garrison Ave
Hunts Point, in the South Bronx NYC
*6 train to Hunts Point

To RSVP: Info@JusticeCommittee.org
Or Call: (212) 614-5343

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Friday, September 27th, 7-10pm
Program
The opening celebration of the Cop Watch Conference begins with an film exhibition, featuring youth-created short films and rare footage from Black Panther Collective cop watch patrols. The films will begin at 6:45pm for early arrivals.

At 7:30: Lumumba Bandele, co-founder of MXGM's Cop Watch Program and Senior Community Organizer of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, will offer a Keynote address followed by Q&A and dialogue . The evening will end with amazing musical performances by local artists.


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Presented by Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, the Justice Committee and CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, with support from the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

free candy
spiritchild vs Swiss Chris - 8PM
905 atlantic avenue
brooklyn, new york [map]
Price: 10 adv, 15 door

[W][C][A] PRESENTS:

HIP HOP: A BATTLE OF THE ELEMENTS

Featuring performances by:
SPIRITCHILD VS SWISS CHRIS
WEEKEND MONEY
P. GENERAL
IAMPOPULA

Hosted by: MIZZP.

Sounds by: 
DJ ITRUTH
EDAYE

OTHER specials guests!

THINK YOU GOT SKILLS?? Come battle it OUT!!
Calling ALL EMCEES, HIP HOP PRODUCERS AND DANCERS!!

BEAT BATTLES/EMCEE BATTLES/CASH PRIZES!!!


9/26/13 8p-12a
FREECANDY
905 Atlantic Ave
BROOKLYN
$10 adv/$15 at the door
https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8228247911

Friday, September 20th, 2013

the underground lounge
the organic sounds of the underground featuring Boom Bits, spiritchild & Mental Notes - 10
955 West End Avenue, at West 107th & Bway,
new york, new york [map]
Price: free (15 food/drink minimum)

Boom Bits shares a stage with spiritchild & Mental Notes on September 20th at The Underground Lounge in Harlem. The Organic Sounds of the Underground emerges. 

Free Admission ($15 drink/food)

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

The Blue Note
spiritchild with Akim Funk Buddha and the Urban Orchestra - 11:55pm
131 W. Third Street
New York, NY 10012
212.475.8592 [map]
Price: 10

spiritchild with Akim Funk Buddha

Akim is a multi-faceted performance artist with talents ranging from Balinese Monkey Chanting,Tuvan Throat-Singing, Martial Arts to Classic Hip Hop dance styles, Rhymes, Beat-Boxing and Body Balancing. 

Akim creates borderless performance art fusing sounds and movements. He is known for his holistic approach to Hip Hop, drawing from a full spectrum of cultural traditions and artistic disciplines. 


 

Akim's exceptional stage productions transcend borders and has featured at prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center (Washington DC), and throughout New York City including Central Park Summer Stage, The Blue Note ,The Whitney Museum (VH1 Hip Hop Honors), Lincoln Center Outdoors, Joe's Pub, The Winter Garden, La MaMa Theater & The Rubin Museum. His shows are featured annually at BAMCafé Live, The Brooklyn Academy of Music. 

He won the award for Best Choreography in New York's Fringe Festival where he choreographed for actors in the musical "Average Asian American.” Akim has made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and Sesame Street, and can be seen as an M.C. in the award winning Documentary “FreeStyle - The Art of Rhyme”. 

Akim has collaborated with a range of ground-breaking artists. To name a few, Bobby McFerrin at Carnegie Hall, 
Tony Award winning Director Bill T Jones, touring the world with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance company performing as throat singer/vocalist, beat boxer, multi-percussionist, and dancer. 

Akim is an advocate for alternative methods in learning. He has developed innovative teaching methods that utilize both movement and sound for kids with learning differences. Akim believes that through the power of music and performance, fear and ignorance can be conquered and the world is brought a bit closer together. - See more at: http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=11257#sthash.m61s5oWS.dpuf


Saturday, August 24th, 2013

National Black Theater
Black August B'Earthday Celebration Honoring Russell Maroon Shoatz's 70th Birthday - 7pm
2031 5th Ave
NY, NY [map]
Price: 15 adv 20 door

 

– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 
A Tale of Two Cities: 
Black August B'Earthday Celebration Honoring Russell Maroon Shoatz's 70th Birthday
Friday, August 23, 2013: 7PM to 9PM 
The Union Project: 801 N Negley Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Saturday, August 24th, 2013: 7PM to 9PM
The National Black Theatre: 2031 5th ave | New York, NY 
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Tickets available at: www.scientificsoulsessions.com
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On August 23 & 24th, 2013, from 7pm-9pm, the Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz, in collaboration with Scientific 
Soul Sessions, Movement in Motion, and Human Rights Coalition-Fed Up! will be hosting events in Pittsburgh and New 
York City to celebrate Maroon's 70th birthday.
Maroon, who has spent close to 30 years in solitary confinement in the state of Pennsylvania, is a crucial symbol in the 
growing movement against the long-standing practice of solitary, which amounts to unconstitutional torture under 
international human rights law.
His case, currently being reviewed by the United Nations, is under heavy scrutiny as he has been relocated to a lowersecurity facility at SCI-Mahanoy, whose administration has recommended that he be released into general population. It is 
only Pennsylvania's Department of Correction (DOC) Secretary John Wetzel that stands in the way of Maroon's freedom 
from torture.
The dual-city event will feature artists and speakers from across the country committed to building a unified national 
movement to end torture and solitary confinement.
On Friday August 23rd at Pittsburgh's Union Project, Onxy Award-winning actress and nationally recording performance 
poet Vanessa German will share the stage with koto master Yumi Kurosawa. New York City-based spiritchild of Zulu 
Nation will also perform, along with baritone saxophonist and composer Benjamin Barson. Joyce Wagner form Iraq 
veterans against the war, and Bret Grote of the Abolitionist Law Center, will lend commentary to the event.
On Saturday August 24th at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York, guests will experience a special invited guest 
poet, NEA award-recipient and American Book Award Winner Sonia Sanchez alongside the Grammy-award winning pianist
and Latin jazz master-composer Arturo O'Farrill. spiritchild will return with his acclaimed hip-hop jazz outfit, Mental Notes,
and the youth artists of Art Start. Award-winning hip-hop journalist Rosa Celemnte will be speaking as well. Finally, 
movement in motion's and Zulu Nation's visual artists, ziedah diata and xen medina, respectively, will grace the theatre with
aesthetic tributes to Maroon.
The August 23rd and 24th events are sponsored by Scientific Soul Sessions, a multigenerational group united by the drive to pre-figure a new society free of imperialism,
colonization, racism, heteropatriarchy, and capitalist exploitation. An explicitly
revolutionary political/cultural organization, Scientific Soul stands against all forms of
social inequality, and stands for the dignity and self-determination of oppressed peoples.
The leadership for this movement will first and foremost be women and oppressed
nationalities, and is based on both excellence and experimentation. For more information

– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 

A Tale of Two Cities: 

Black August B'Earthday Celebration Honoring Russell Maroon Shoatz's 70th Birthday

Friday, August 23, 2013: 7PM to 9PM 

The Union Project: 801 N Negley Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA

$10 in advance, $15 at the door

Saturday, August 24th, 2013: 7PM to 9PM

The National Black Theatre: 2031 5th ave | New York, NY 

$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Tickets available at: www.scientificsoulsessions.com

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

On August 23 & 24th, 2013, from 7pm-9pm, the Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz, in collaboration with Scientific 

Soul Sessions, Movement in Motion, and Human Rights Coalition-Fed Up! will be hosting events in Pittsburgh and New 

York City to celebrate Maroon's 70th birthday.

Maroon, who has spent close to 30 years in solitary confinement in the state of Pennsylvania, is a crucial symbol in the 

growing movement against the long-standing practice of solitary, which amounts to unconstitutional torture under 

international human rights law.

His case, currently being reviewed by the United Nations, is under heavy scrutiny as he has been relocated to a lower security facility at SCI-Mahanoy, whose administration has recommended that he be released into general population. It is 

only Pennsylvania's Department of Correction (DOC) Secretary John Wetzel that stands in the way of Maroon's freedom 

from torture.

The dual-city event will feature artists and speakers from across the country committed to building a unified national 

movement to end torture and solitary confinement.

On Friday August 23rd at Pittsburgh's Union Project, Onxy Award-winning actress and nationally recording performance 

poet Vanessa German will share the stage with koto master Yumi Kurosawa. New York City-based spiritchild of Zulu 

Nation will also perform, along with baritone saxophonist and composer Benjamin Barson. Joyce Wagner form Iraq 

veterans against the war, and Bret Grote of the Abolitionist Law Center, will lend commentary to the event.

On Saturday August 24th at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York, guests will experience a special invited guest 

poet, NEA award-recipient and American Book Award Winner Sonia Sanchez alongside the Grammy-award winning pianist

and Latin jazz master-composer Arturo O'Farrill. spiritchild will return with his acclaimed hip-hop jazz outfit, Mental Notes,

and the youth artists of Art Start. Award-winning hip-hop journalist Rosa Celemente will be speaking as well. Finally, 

movement in motion's and Zulu Nation's visual artists, ziedah diata and xen medina, respectively, will grace the theatre with

aesthetic tributes to Maroon.  (added Jasiri X to line up)

The August 23rd and 24th events are sponsored by Scientific Soul Sessions, a multigenerational group united by the drive to pre-figure a new society free of imperialism,

colonization, racism, heteropatriarchy, and capitalist exploitation. An explicitly

revolutionary political/cultural organization, Scientific Soul stands against all forms of

social inequality, and stands for the dignity and self-determination of oppressed peoples.

The leadership for this movement will first and foremost be women and oppressed

nationalities, and is based on both excellence and experimentation. For more information

visit www.scientificsoulsessions.com

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Union Project
Black August B'Earthday Celebration Honoring Russell Maroon Shoatz's 70th Birthday - 7pm
801 N. Negley Ave
Pittsburgh, PA [map]
Price: 10 adv, 15 door

 

– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 
A Tale of Two Cities: 
Black August B'Earthday Celebration Honoring Russell Maroon Shoatz's 70th Birthday
Friday, August 23, 2013: 7PM to 9PM 
The Union Project: 801 N Negley Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Saturday, August 24th, 2013: 7PM to 9PM
The National Black Theatre: 2031 5th ave | New York, NY 
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Tickets available at: www.scientificsoulsessions.com
________________________________________________________________________
On August 23 & 24th, 2013, from 7pm-9pm, the Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz, in collaboration with Scientific 
Soul Sessions, Movement in Motion, and Human Rights Coalition-Fed Up! will be hosting events in Pittsburgh and New 
York City to celebrate Maroon's 70th birthday.
Maroon, who has spent close to 30 years in solitary confinement in the state of Pennsylvania, is a crucial symbol in the 
growing movement against the long-standing practice of solitary, which amounts to unconstitutional torture under 
international human rights law.
His case, currently being reviewed by the United Nations, is under heavy scrutiny as he has been relocated to a lowersecurity facility at SCI-Mahanoy, whose administration has recommended that he be released into general population. It is 
only Pennsylvania's Department of Correction (DOC) Secretary John Wetzel that stands in the way of Maroon's freedom 
from torture.
The dual-city event will feature artists and speakers from across the country committed to building a unified national 
movement to end torture and solitary confinement.
On Friday August 23rd at Pittsburgh's Union Project, Onxy Award-winning actress and nationally recording performance 
poet Vanessa German will share the stage with koto master Yumi Kurosawa. New York City-based spiritchild of Zulu 
Nation will also perform, along with baritone saxophonist and composer Benjamin Barson. Joyce Wagner form Iraq 
veterans against the war, and Bret Grote of the Abolitionist Law Center, will lend commentary to the event.
On Saturday August 24th at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York, guests will experience a special invited guest 
poet, NEA award-recipient and American Book Award Winner Sonia Sanchez alongside the Grammy-award winning pianist
and Latin jazz master-composer Arturo O'Farrill. spiritchild will return with his acclaimed hip-hop jazz outfit, Mental Notes,
and the youth artists of Art Start. Award-winning hip-hop journalist Rosa Celemnte will be speaking as well. Finally, 
movement in motion's and Zulu Nation's visual artists, ziedah diata and xen medina, respectively, will grace the theatre with
aesthetic tributes to Maroon.
The August 23rd and 24th events are sponsored by Scientific Soul Sessions, a multigenerational group united by the drive to pre-figure a new society free of imperialism,
colonization, racism, heteropatriarchy, and capitalist exploitation. An explicitly
revolutionary political/cultural organization, Scientific Soul stands against all forms of
social inequality, and stands for the dignity and self-determination of oppressed peoples.
The leadership for this movement will first and foremost be women and oppressed
nationalities, and is based on both excellence and experimentation. For more information
visit: www.scientificsoulsessions.com

– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 

A Tale of Two Cities: 

Black August B'Earthday Celebration Honoring Russell Maroon Shoatz's 70th Birthday

Friday, August 23, 2013: 7PM to 9PM 

The Union Project: 801 N Negley Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA

$10 in advance, $15 at the door

Saturday, August 24th, 2013: 7PM to 9PM

The National Black Theatre: 2031 5th ave | New York, NY 

$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Tickets available at: www.scientificsoulsessions.com

________________________________________________________________________

On August 23 & 24th, 2013, from 7pm-9pm, the Campaign to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz, in collaboration with Scientific 

Soul Sessions, Movement in Motion, and Human Rights Coalition-Fed Up! will be hosting events in Pittsburgh and New 

York City to celebrate Maroon's 70th birthday.

Maroon, who has spent close to 30 years in solitary confinement in the state of Pennsylvania, is a crucial symbol in the 

growing movement against the long-standing practice of solitary, which amounts to unconstitutional torture under 

international human rights law.

His case, currently being reviewed by the United Nations, is under heavy scrutiny as he has been relocated to a lowersecurity facility at SCI-Mahanoy, whose administration has recommended that he be released into general population. It is 

only Pennsylvania's Department of Correction (DOC) Secretary John Wetzel that stands in the way of Maroon's freedom 

from torture.

The dual-city event will feature artists and speakers from across the country committed to building a unified national 

movement to end torture and solitary confinement.

On Friday August 23rd at Pittsburgh's Union Project, Onxy Award-winning actress and nationally recording performance 

poet Vanessa German will share the stage with koto master Yumi Kurosawa. New York City-based spiritchild of Zulu 

Nation will also perform, along with baritone saxophonist and composer Benjamin Barson. Joyce Wagner form Iraq 

veterans against the war, and Bret Grote of the Abolitionist Law Center, will lend commentary to the event.

On Saturday August 24th at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York, guests will experience a special invited guest 

poet, NEA award-recipient and American Book Award Winner Sonia Sanchez alongside the Grammy-award winning pianist

and Latin jazz master-composer Arturo O'Farrill. spiritchild will return with his acclaimed hip-hop jazz outfit, Mental Notes,

and the youth artists of Art Start. Award-winning hip-hop journalist Rosa Celemnte will be speaking as well. Finally, 

movement in motion's and Zulu Nation's visual artists, ziedah diata and xen medina, respectively, will grace the theatre with

aesthetic tributes to Maroon.  (Jasiri X added to line up)

The August 23rd and 24th events are sponsored by Scientific Soul Sessions, a multigenerational group united by the drive to pre-figure a new society free of imperialism,

colonization, racism, heteropatriarchy, and capitalist exploitation. An explicitly

revolutionary political/cultural organization, Scientific Soul stands against all forms of

social inequality, and stands for the dignity and self-determination of oppressed peoples.

The leadership for this movement will first and foremost be women and oppressed

nationalities, and is based on both excellence and experimentation. For more information

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Marcus Garvey Elementary School
14th Annual Universal Hip Hop Parade - 2pm
Raymond Bush Playground, Madison Street btwn Throop Ave & Marcus Garvey Blvd
Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, NY 11221 [map]
Price: free


  • Marcus Garvey Elementary School (Raymond Bush Playground)
  • Universal Hip Hop Parade for Social Justice, INC.(UHHP)
    presents

    14th Annual Universal Hip Hop Parade
    This year's theme is:

    " Emancipate your Mind from Mental Slavery ''

    Saturday AUGUST 17, 2013 :: 1 PM - 6 PM

    Come out and Celebrate the birth of Marcus Garvey in the world's first Parade focused on Hip Hop Culture & Social Justice Activism!!


    This Year's Grand Marshals:

    ~ VJ Ralph McDaniels - Reflecting Over 30 Years Of Video Music Box (VMB) 

    www.facebook.com/ ralph.mcdaniels.5


    ~ Universal Zulu Nation - Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Universal Zulu Nation UZN

    www.zulunation.com


    ************************** *********************

    SATURDAY AUGUST 17, 2013 :: 1 PM- 6 PM 

    www.theuniversalhiphoppara de.com

    The Universal Hip-Hop Parade for Social Justice, Inc. (UHHP) is a not-for-profit, cultural & social justice organization inspired by the legacy of Marcus Garvey and the contemporary impact of hi-hop culture. The UHHP organizes events such as essay contests, open-mics showcases, progressive parties, educational forums and voter registration campaigns to empower the community, with a focus on Bedford-Stuyvesant. Our signature event is the annual Universal Hip-Hop Parade which is the world’s first parade dedicated to hip-hop culture and social justice.

    UHHP is a membership organization that has its annual convention in the Fall. We have a core group of community activists who make financial and time commitments on an annual basis that provide resources for the organizations activities. 

    PLEASE COME OUT & SHOW YOUR LOVE & SUPPORT TO OUR NEXT GENERATION IN OUR COMMUNITY!!

    ************************** *********************
    Directions::

    Subway- www.hopstop.com

    Bus- B52 to Gates & Throop Avenues

    PS 44 Marcus Garvey Elementary School(Raymond Bush Playground)
    Madison Street (btwn. Throop Avenue & Marcus Garvey Blvd.)
    Bed-Stuy, BK, NYC 11221

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Coney Island near Boardwalk
The Coney Island Healing Arts Collective - 12pm
21st and the Boardwalk
Brooklyn, NY [map]
Price: free

August 17th

The Coney Island Healing Arts Collective

Movement In Motion artist guerrilla performance

12pm

Location: 21st and the Boardwalk

poetry, rhymes, songs, sounds and vibrations of resistance

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

18th Annual African American Family Festival
18th Annual African American Family Festival - 12 - 7pm
Holloway Park 7th And Lombard,
Wilmington, DE [map]
Price: free

featuring spiritchild (set around 3pm)
honoring our ancestors threw the arts and community love 
free for the people to enjoy
18th Annual African American Pride Family Festival
Saturday August 10, 2013:: 12pm-7pm
Herman Holloway Park
N. Lombard & East 7th Streets
Wilmington, Delaware 

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

NuBlu
"Movement 7" Creates Dirty Jazz Hip-Hop Music at Nublu Club in New York City - 12am
62 Ave. C
New York, NY 10003 [map]
Price: 10

"Movement 7" Creates Dirty Jazz Hip-Hop Music at Nublu Club in New York City

Jay Rodriquez and Swiss Chris are Names Synonymous with New Music Waves in New York City. Together with Kevin Njikam, Malik Work and Dezron Douglas they Formed the DirtyDirty JazzHipHop Music of "Movement 7". See at Nublu Club, August 10th, Midnight.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


 
 
Movement 7 - Founders Swiss Chris (L) and Kevin Njikam (R)
Movement 7 - Founders Swiss Chris (L) and Kevin Njikam (R)
PRLog (Press Release) - Aug. 1, 2013 - NEW YORK -- Swiss Chris: Music Director/Drummer, is an in-demand first-call session drummer/music director. Swiss is well-known for his work as musical director and drummer for the nine-time GRAMMY® winner John Legend, with whom he worked for four years. He is now concentrating on his own solo career with a forthcoming album. Swiss is also actively involved with his charitable organization, S.W.I.S.S. (Saving With Instruments, Samples and Soundz), dedicated to healing, education, and promoting communication through music for the betterment of the world. Swiss Chris has worked with artists such as Sir Elton John, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Wyclef Jean, James "Blood" Ulmer, Gloria Gaynor, Miss Lauryn Hill, Corinne Bailey Rae, India Arie, Bridget Kelly, Marsha Ambrosius and has appeared on numerous television shows. Swiss Chris endorses Natal Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Regal Tip Sticks, Evans Drum Heads, Roland Electronics.http://www.swisschris777.com

Photo Credit: GingerNewYork TV Show

Jay Rodriquez: Reeds, Composer, Arranger.  Jay is a two-time Grammy nominee and is an impeccably seasoned and versatile jazz saxophone player, having collaborated with such greats as Miles Davis, Prince, Tupac Shakur, James Brown, Celia Cruz, Paquito d Rivera, Eddie Palmieri, Gil Evans, Elvis Costello, George Porter Jr., Widespread Panic, Musique  Soulchild, The Roots, Guru, DJ Premiere, Mingus Big Band, Craig Harris, Fred Wesley, Medeski, Martin and Wood, and Ray Barretto, among others. Mr. Rodriquez is the co-founder/director of New York’s much-in-demand Groove Collective and has performed his music all over the world.  Mr. Rodriquez is a true pioneer of many great musical waves in NYC.http://jayrodriguez.com

Line-up for Movement 7:
Swiss Chris, Drums (co-founder)
Jay Rodriquez, Horns 
Spiritchild, Poetry/Rhymes
Dezron Douglas, Bass
Kevin Njikam, Guitar (co-founder)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAc3esNBn84




Video Clip Courtesy of: Rasheem Morris

Event Information: 

Nublu Club
  
62 Avenue C, between 4/5th St.
New York, New York 10009
Saturday August 10th
Midnight and 2am
$10 Admission  
21 and over 

Spiritchild:
 Is a freedom singer/emcee from the south Bronx by way of Brooklyn, who uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution. spiritchild integrates activism and hip hop music production as the founder of the Movement In Motion Artist & Activist Collective. As the Rhythmic Poet of the Hip Hop Fusion Band Mental Notes, he uses his music to converse with his audience to the injustices facing the poor and oppressed, inspiring action on environmental and social justice in New York City and around the world. As the VP of Universal Zulu Nation Brooklyn NYC, he preserves the true essence of hip hop while xspiritmenting with Sun Ra meditations.  
www.xspiritmental.com 

Dezron Douglas: Known for his musical versatility, bassist Dezron Douglas is one of the most in demand young bassists in jazz today. Composer, educator and bandleader, Dezron has established himself as a musician’s musician, respected not only for his talent but also for his dedication to the authenticity of the music. Over the years, he has continued to perform and record with Michael Carvin, Pharoah Sanders, Cyrus Chestnut, Abraham Burton/Eric McPherson, Louis Hayes, Rene McLean, Al Foster, Ravi Coltrane, Billy Drummond, Steve Davis, Winard Harper, Lewis Nash, Kevin Mahogany, Carla Cook, Kenny Garrett, Willie Jones III, Jeremy Pelt, Eric Reed, Papo Vazquez and The Marsalis Bros. http://dezrondouglas.com

Kevin Njikam: Kevin is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, sound healer based in the San Francisco Bay area. He's performed with a wide variety of acts at venues and festivals around the country and performed with musicians ranging from Hip Hop artist Killah Priest (of Wu-Tang Clan), to world music artists, to singer/songwriter/activists like Singing Bear, Human, and Mama Crow. He's shared the stage with artists like Nneka, Blackaliscious, and Ozomotli. He has also studied and mingled with greats from both the jazz and sound healing world. http://formlessheights.bandcamp.com

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Baruch College
FRED HO - 8PM
151 E 25th St
New York, NY 10010
(646) 312-1150 [map]

 

brief appearance by spiritchild with SSS band.
You are invited to an evening in honor of 
FRED HO
on the occasion of his birthday.
 
                      AUGUST 10
SATURDAY AT 8 p.m.
 
BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
55 Lexington Avenue and 25th Street
(with access on East 25th Street)
 
To RSVP, follow this link:
http://discoverfredho.org/aug10event/
 
Please attend this celebration of Fred Ho's music, ideas, and incredible life, which, even through his struggles, has enriched all our lives and has made a unique and priceless contribution to art and society.  Whether you have known Fred Ho for decades or whether you are just getting acquainted with his work, you won't want to miss this event.  In typical Fred Ho style, our birthday celebration will be held in the beautiful Engelman Recital Hall of the Baruch Performing Arts Center.  Receive a confirmation and directions when you RSVP to the website at http://discoverfredho.org/aug10event/
 
A DOCUMENTARY PREVIEW SCREENING
Although the celebration is evolving, we know that we will be screening scenes from the documentary FRED HO's LAST YEAR, produced by Steven De Castro and Howard Fischer.  Half the funds collected will go towards the documentary, as a way of bringing Fred's legacy to new audiences.   
 
A MUSICAL TRIBUTE BY THE ACCLAIMED SCIENTIFIC SOUL SESSIONS BAND will also be featured. 
 
This celebration will include a special tribute performance by the musicians who have played with Fred for years.  
 
The main event is, of course, our honoree, Fred Ho.  Even through his struggle with cancer, he has always found a way to share what he has learned to bring some greater understanding in our lives.  
 
Mark August 10 on your calendars, and RSVP today!
 

BRIEF APPEARANCE BY spiritchild WITH SSS BAND

You are invited to an evening in honor of 

FRED HO

on the occasion of his birthday.

 

                      AUGUST 10

SATURDAY AT 8 p.m.

 

BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

55 Lexington Avenue and 25th Street

(with access on East 25th Street)

 

To RSVP, follow this link:

http://discoverfredho.org/aug10event/

 

Please attend this celebration of Fred Ho's music, ideas, and incredible life, which, even through his struggles, has enriched all our lives and has made a unique and priceless contribution to art and society.  Whether you have known Fred Ho for decades or whether you are just getting acquainted with his work, you won't want to miss this event.  In typicalFred Ho style, our birthday celebration will be held in the beautiful Engelman Recital Hall of the Baruch Performing Arts Center.  Receive a confirmation and directions when you RSVP to the website at http://discoverfredho.org/aug10event/

 

A DOCUMENTARY PREVIEW SCREENING

Although the celebration is evolving, we know that we will be screening scenes from the documentary FRED HO's LAST YEAR, produced by Steven De Castro and Howard Fischer.  Half the funds collected will go towards the documentary, as a way of bringingFred's legacy to new audiences.   

 

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE BY THE ACCLAIMED SCIENTIFIC SOUL SESSIONS BAND will also be featured. 

 

This celebration will include a special tribute performance by the musicians who have played with Fred for years.  

 

The main event is, of course, our honoree, Fred Ho.  Even through his struggle with cancer, he has always found a way to share what he has learned to bring some greater understanding in our lives.  

 

Mark August 10 on your calendars, and RSVP today!

 

 

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Black Waxx Moving Images
ALL-STAR FLOWCASE - 7PM
must rsvp
Jersey City, NJ
212 696-8562 [map]
Price: FREE

 

BW Moving Images and Go Pro Radio Network 
present

A Night of Extraordinary Hip Hop and Spoken Performances
to Benefit the Universal Hip Hip Hop Parade

Featuring

WISE INTELLIGENT
Emcee/Poor Righteous Teachers

TONI BLACKMAN
Award Winning Emcee

SPIRITCHILD
Emcee/Movement in Motion & Zulu Nation 

SOSOON
Emcee

DOMINIQUE FISHBACK
Poet/Actress/Playwright 

MIRANDA WRITES
Emcee/Zulu Nation 

Doors Open: 7PM
Showtime: 8PM

Meet & Greet, Refreshments, Goodie Bags, Raffle & more!

Space is limited
You must RSVP to attend

Call or E-Mail to RSVP 212-696-8562 | info@blackwaxx.com


Sunday, August 4th, 2013

613 Jefferson Avenue
Movement In Motion presents... Art for Assata - 5pm
613 Jefferson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY [map]
Price: free

ART FOR ASSATA

 

TOMORROW - Sunday, August 4th

 

5pm – 7pm

613 Jefferson Ave  (Between Stuyvesant ave and Lewis ave) in Brooklyn, NY 

 

 

Come celebrate and support Assata Shakur!

Learn, share, perform, and answer the question, "How much does our art impact social change?".

 

 

Featuring 
Maya Azucena
Prince Akeem
Spiritchild
Ben Barson on sax
and more...

 

All ages welcome. 

Participate in an Open Mic, Community Mural, and more.... 

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

The Blue Note
12:30am
131 W. Third Street
New York, NY 10012
212.475.8592 [map]
Price: $10

 

Mental "Blue" Notes
A REVOLUTIONARY SET FOR ASSATA SHAKUR AND SEKOU ODINGA.
Celebrating Black August
www.xspiritmental.com 
featuring revolutionary music from spiritchild & Mental Notes along with members of the Scientific Soul Sessions Band and more....
Appearances by Dequi of the Sekou Odina Defense Committee as well as Brother Shep of Universal Zulu Nation, People's Survival Program, former Black Panther/Black Liberation Army Member

Mental "Blue" Notes

A REVOLUTIONARY SET FOR ASSATA SHAKUR AND SEKOU ODINGA.Celebrating Black Augustwww.xspiritmental.com 
featuring revolutionary music from spiritchild & Mental Notes along with members of the Scientific Soul Sessions Band and more....
Appearances by Dequi of the Sekou Odina Defense Committee as well as Brother Shep of Universal Zulu Nation, People's Survival Program, former Black Panther/Black Liberation Army Member

 

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Bronx Defenders
12pm to 5pm
160th Street btwn Melrose & Courtlandt Avenue
Bronx, NY [map]
Price: free

 

The Bronx Defenders Community Block Party

 

Wednesday July 10 , 2013

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

160th Street (between Courtlandt and Melrose Avenues)

Bronx, New York

 

From The Bronx Defenders:

The Community Block Party is a fun, safe venue for children, community members, and our clients to enjoy free food, music and entertainment, play games, participate in arts and crafts, register to vote, compete in dance and basketball competitions, and connect with local community groups and important social service organizations. This year, we will have performances by local groups, raffle prizes, a DJ, face-painting, a pony-ride, carnival games and treats, and a moon bounce. We will provide information on our services for community members, and our partnering local community service groups will be providing medical advice and information, voter registration, immigration help, affordable housing info, and much more.

 

For more information, contact Kamau Butcher at kamaub@bronxdefenders.org or 718-838-7832.

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Shrine
Mental Notes special dedicated set to Russell Maroon Shoatz - 6pm to 9pm
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
New York, NY 10030
(212) 690-7807 [map]
Price: free

full evening of music.  Mental Notes set is at 7pm exactly till 8pm.  don't miss this special dedicated set for Russell Maroon Shoatz (political prisoner) http://russellmaroonshoats.wordpress.com/

as we celebrate the release day of being in solitary confinement.

 

X BLACK SUPERHEROES ALBUM RELEASE AT SHRINE!

Soul Singer, Rachel Burrell and Spoken Word Artist, Sefu Kafele have joined forces to create the powerhouse alternative hip/ hop and soul duo, X Black Superheroes. Visit www.xblacksuperheroes.com

Celebrate the release of our second album, Life is War, on July 6th, 2013 at SHRINE MUSIC VENUE in Harlem, NY from 6pm to 9pm. 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY. 21+ Take the B, 2, or 3 train to the 135th stop or the D to 125th
We will be joined by a live band- Sky Disco on guitar , Baassik-bass, and Tyrone Williams on drums!

Featuring special performances by The Authentic, visitwww.reverbnation.com/ theauthentic

and Spiritchild and Mental Notes, visit www.xspiritmental.com

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Pace University
10am
1 pace plaza
New York, NY 10001 [map]
Price: www.leftforum.org

Invitation to discussion on
Hip Hop: The Art of Resistance
curated by Movement In Motion NYC

At

Pace University, New York City
Room: W607, Time: Saturday, 8th of June 10:00am-11:50am

Abstract: Hip Hop As Resistance: The Art of Struggle This workshop gives a brief historical time line of black & brown liberation struggles and resistance through the origins and roots of hip hop. What has been the role of art/hip hop in social struggles? What is hip hop (defined as a culture) and what are the elements that make hip hop? Through various creative exercises, music presentations and discussion we will reignite the imagination with art/hip hop to bring forth solutions and tactics for social change. Examples of the power of Hip Hop through Pedagogy on a global scale are presented from Egypt, India, Germany & Czech Republic.

Chair, Speakers: 
Rukia Lumumba -- Center for Community Alternatives , Rachel Field – Anakbayan, 
Mikal Amin Lee -- Urban Word & Nomadic Wax/Fresh Roots Music, 
spiritchild -- Universal Zulu Nation, 

Left Forum is the largest annual conference of the broad Left in the United States. Each spring thousands of conference participants come together to discuss pressing local, national and global issues; to better understand commonalities and differences, and alternatives to current predicaments; or to share ideas to help build social movements to transform the world.
This year's theme of Left Forum is "Mobilizing for Economical/Ecological transformation.” 
Speakers include Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone and Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera
Click here to Register

*** Please forward widely ****

More info on panelist and presenters below.

Rukia Lumumba
Director of Youth Advocacy Services for CCA New York City · New York, New York
The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration. Our mission is to promote reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights. 
CCA serves people in trouble: youth at risk; families in crisis; people struggling to address drug and alcohol problems and HIV and AIDS; and people who have been involved in the criminal justice system who are seeking community reintegration and productive, law-abiding lives. CCA endeavors to address these issues by emphasizing personal empowerment, self-respect and concern for one's community.

Rachel Field
My name is Rachel Field and I am a second year student at Fordham University majoring in African and African American Studies. I am a community organizing and civil rights activist. I am a member of the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition which is an organization that seeks to stop war and end racism. I am also a member of Anakbayan, a organization that seeks to bring justice to the Philippines as well as justice to Filipino youth and workers here in the United States. I am a hiphop activist and artist. I have been an organizer since I was 16 years old, and I was inspired by the conditions of the community I am from. My aspirations in life is to bring awareness to the systemic racial oppression faced by Asian Americans today, and to build greater solidarity between the African and Asian diasporic communities. African American and Asian American solidarity is one of the key links to win the war against racism and have true equal opportunity for all people. 

HIRED GUN
Mikal Amin Lee aka “HG” is a Hip Hop/Spoken Word artist, performer, and educator extraordinaire. He is the founder of Fresh Roots Music, Co-founder of Say Word entertainment, an education facilitator for the International Hip Hop media company; Nomadic Wax, and Program Director for Urban Word. As an artist he has a specific focus: Roots, Truth, and Culture. The veteran of several international tours, as well as a U.S. State Department Music Ambassador for 2013-2014, HG continues to spread Hip Hop Culture worldwide through message, mission and mantra.

spiritchild
spiritchild, as he is known, is a freedom singer from the south Bronx by way of Brooklyn, who uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution. He integrates activism and hip hop music production as the founder of the International Movement In Motion Artist & Activist Collective and member of the Universal Zulu Nation. As the Rhythmic Poet of the Hip Hop Fusion Band Mental Notes, he uses his music to converse with his audience to the injustices facing the poor and oppressed, inspiring action on environmental and social justice in New York City and around the world. He is an instructor for songwriting and artist development at several public schools, shelters and alternative to incarceration programs throughout New York, and facilitates that process internationally on seasonal tours in Afrika, South East Asia, Europe and elsewhere.

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

3rd Precinct
Justice for Kenny Lazo - 1
1650 5th Avenue, Bay Shore, NY
Long Island, NY [map]
Price: free

Join the Justice for Kenny Coalition for the Annual March on 5th Avenue against Police Brutality by the notorious Suffolk County Police, marking the 5th anniversary of the police murder of Kenny Lazo!

What: JKC Annual 5th Avenue March against Police Brutality

Where: Suffolk County 3rd Precinct
1650 5th Avenue,
Bay Shore, NY

When: Saturday, April 13th 2013

Time: 1:00PM

The Justice for Kenny Coalition & supporters are calling Suffolk County residents, ALL OF LONG ISLAND & ALL OF NEW YORK to COME FORWARD, STAND UP, SPEAK OUT, and MARCH against the Police Brutality that has plagued Long Island communities for decades! Five years ago, on April 12th, 2008, Kenny Lazo was pulled over and then beaten to death by a gang of five Suffolk County police officers: Christopher Talt, Joseph Link, William Judge, James Scimone, & John Newton. The officers involved had seven prior complaints filed against them for excessive use of force, but that didn't keep them off the streets that fateful night they took Kenny's life! To make matters worse, the grand jury found no reason to indict the officers, even though the Coroner's office deemed Kenny's death a homicide. Multiply Kenny's case by tens or hundreds, and you have an idea of what Long Island residents have faced in the past and must face EVERYDAY - the knowledge that a loved one can be killed in any instant, and those responsible will never be held accountable!

Collectively, we are calling for a deeper investigation to bring the murdering officers to justice and demand that the police department, courts, and media, who work hand in hand to cover up these crimes, essentially allowing for the continuation of these crimes, also be held accountable! This can only be made possible if and when Long Island residents come together to speak out against Police Brutality and organize to fight against this oppressive system that does not care about the lives of the loved ones we have lost, or US!

On Saturday, April 13th, 2013, the rally will begin at 1PM in front of the 3rd Precinct of the Suffolk County Police Department at 1650 5th Avenue, in Bay Shore, Long Island, NY. Family members & supporters will be speaking out against the police violence in the community, and artists will be performing. At 2:30PM, we will march along 5th Avenue and neighboring streets.

We are looking for interested individuals and organizations (specifically in Long Island) for the support we need to make this event successful.

We are organizing rides from New York City to Long Island for the day of the march.

Please write to JusticeforKennyLazo@yahoo.com and/or ACDMedia@ymail.com for more information.

Police brutality & corruption is no stranger to Long Island communities. A few years ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center sent up their own investigative journalists from Alabama because police brutality & hate crimes were unusually high, requesting US Attorney General Eric
Holder to launch a federal investigation. Now, the New York Civil Liberties Union is suing Suffolk County Jails for their appalling living conditions.
Families of police brutality victims are coming forward with their stories, filled with lies & corruption on the sides of the police, the courts & mainstream media. It’s only a matter of
time. If you or your friends or family have ever experienced police abuse, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please come forward with your story. Anonymity is always an option.

Write to: JusticeforKennyLazo@yahoo.com

Únete a la Coalición de Justicia para Kenny para la marcha anual contra la Brutalidad Policial por la notoria policía del condado de Suffolk, marcando el 6 º aniversario del asesinato policial de Kenny Lazo!

La brutalidad policial y la corrupción no es ajeno a las comunidades de Long Island. Hace unos años, el Southern Poverty Law Center envió a sus periodistas de investigación propios de Alabama por la brutalidad policial y los crímenes de odio fueron inusualmente alta, solicitar fiscal general de EE.UU. Eric
Holder para lanzar una investigación federal. Ahora, el New York Civil Liberties Union demandó a las cárceles del condado de Suffolk por sus pésimas condiciones de vida.
Las familias de las víctimas de la brutalidad policial se han decidido con sus historias, llenas de mentiras y corrupción en los laterales de la policía, los tribunales y los medios de comunicación convencionales. Es sólo una cuestión de
tiempo. Si usted o sus amigos o familia alguna vez ha experimentado el abuso policial,
USTED NO ESTÁ SOLO. Por favor, venga adelante con su historia. El anonimato es siempre una opción.

Escriba a: JusticeforKennyLazo@yahoo.com

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Pyramid Club
8pm - 8
101 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
(212) 228-4888 [map]
Price: 10

On Sunday March 24th, 2013 (from 8:30PM-1AM, @ Club Pyramid, 101 Ave A, NY, NY) the longest weekly running open-mic in the history of New York City opens its doors to the Justice for Kenny Coalition to host a fundraiser/showcase.

Featuring a heavy hitting line up of Hip-Hop artists that are not only accomplished musically but who have shown a commitment to forwarding social justice movements globally. In addition to amazing performances the powerful documentary short "Forced Trajectory: The Story of Jennifer Gonzalez" produced by ACD Media will be shown.

Join us as the legendary End Of The Weak and the Justice For Kenny Coalition come together to bring you an evening of thought provoking Hip-Hop raising funds to support the rally/march being held on Saturday April 13t in Suffolk County, LI for Kenny Lazo and all victims of police brutality.

Open Mic Sign up: 7:30pm

Feature performances by
Hasan Salaam
MeccaGodZilla
Spiritchild
Aidge 34
Majesty

About the police murder of Kenny Lazo & the Justice for Kenny Coalition:

Kenn Lazo was beaten to death with flashlights by 5 Suffolk County Police officers on April 12th, 2008.

The officers involved had 7 prior complaints filed against them for excessive use of force with blunt objects.

Kenny's family was never given a reason as to why he was arrested or beaten. The Coroner's Office deemed his death homicide, but the authorities refused to indict the officers. To this day, they are still patrolling the streets.

Kenny left behind his young son, Kenny, Jr., who is now 10, and his son's mother, Jennifer Gonzalez.

The Justice for Kenny Coalition was formed in April of 2010, marking the 2nd year anniversary of Kenny’s death. Our members stem from all sorts of backgrounds including family and friends of Kenny, community organizers, educators, and artists, nationwide and internationally. Our mission is to spread the story of Kenny Lazo in whatever way we can, engage people to talk and think critically about Police Brutality and its link to racism, and empower the Long Island community to stand up for their civil rights rather than sit idly by as they are stripped away day by day, neighbor by neighbor.
Since our inception, Kenny Lazo’s name and story have been echoed through countless chants at protests all over the nation, through the lyrics of hip hop songs internationally, through the brush strokes of passionate visual artists, through the search engines of the interweb, and into the eyes, ears, and spirits of people young and old who are thirsting to know the truth about justice and the police.

For more information please visit: http://justiceforkenny.wordpress.com/
email: justiceforkennylazo@yahoo.com

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Boston University
Hip Hop: The Art of Resistance Tour Boston University - 2pm
GSU 775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 0
Boston, MA 02108 [map]
Price: free and open to public
BOSTON UNIVERSITY STOP
https://www.facebook.com/events/558024400884012/

This workshop gives a brief historical time line of black & brown liberation struggles and resistance through the origins and roots of hip hop. What has been the role of art / hip hop in social struggles? What is hip hop (defined as a culture) and what are the elements that make hip hop? Through various creative exercises, music presentations and discussion we will reignite the imagination with art / hip hop to bring forth solutions and tactics for social change.

featuring performances by spiritchild along with Miky, Prince Akeem and Phyre of Art Start.

2pm in the Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism (basement of the GSU)

About spiritchild:
spiritchild, as he is known, is a freedom singer from the south Bronx by way of Brooklyn, who uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution. He integrates activism and hip hop into music production and workshops. He is a member of the Universal Zulu Nation and the founder of the International Movement In Motion Artist & Activist Collective. As the Rhythmic Poet of the Hip Hop Fusion Band Mental Notes, he uses his music to converse with his audience to the injustices facing the poor and oppressed and inspires action on environmental and social justice issues in New York City and around the world. He is an instructor for recording, writing and production at several public schools throughout New York, and facilitates the process of personal and artistic development internationally on seasonal tours in Afrika, South East Asia, Europe and elsewhere.

spiritchild has produced, recorded and performed with award winning grammy nominee Maya Azucena, legendary Les Nubians, The Last Poets & Gil Scott-Heron’s Midnight Band, spoken word Nuyorican poets champion Ainsley Burrows, The Coup, X-Vandals & Ricanstructions very own N4P to name a few.

Balance has been created between the personal and artistic development by engaging and working with the youth through hip hop pedagogy as program director of Youth Offender Outreach and Emerging Artist and Residency programs at Art Start and continuing the work at outside Juvenile Detention Facilitates and alternative to incarceration programs. He has also worked with intellectually disabled and psychologically diagnosed adults in the Bronx providing counseling and coordinating events and activities pertaining to the culture of Hip Hop.

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Zumix
Freestyle Fridays Presents: Till The Walls Fall - 6pm
260 Sumner Street
East Boston, MA 02228
(617) 568-9777 [map]
Price: 10

https://www.facebook.com/events/424331834316111/

A JERICHO MOVEMENT FUNDRAISER @ ZUMIX
(260 Sumner St, East Boston)

Come out and support political prisoners by getting down to righteous hip-hop-

sounds like a good plan right?

[$10 suggested donation]

http://www.thejerichomovement.com/

FEATURING:

spiritchild & ART START YOUTH: spiritchild brings the heartbeat of hip-hop intertwined with revolutionary rhymes- he'll be joined by fantastic performers from Art Start Youth.

The purpose of ART START is to nurture the voices, hearts and minds of at-risk youth through creative arts workshops conducted daily inside homeless shelters and alternative to incarceration programs throughout New York City.
Featuring Miky, Prince Akeem & Phyre
www.art-start.org
www.xspiritmental.com

NOT4PROPHET (of the X-Vandals): "X-Vandals are underground street soldiers battling for the very heart and soul of this upside down society. They're this generations guerrilla graffiti artists, spraying the stage with a wild style statement of purpose and bombing a multi-colored musical manifesto on all trains of thought in todays false representation of our Hip Hop culture. X-Vandals is simply reality's writing on the wall" - DMC of RUN DMC
http://agitrap.com/x_vandals/

SPIDER CIDER: Hip-hop/Jazz from the heart
http://spidercidermusic.bandcamp.com/

EVAN GREER: radical queer folk-punk-mama kicking catchy singalongs for liberation
http://www.evangreer.org/

ZUMIX FREESTYLE FRIDAYS CREW:

Subculture Rap Crew:
Javi - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Javi/111040585682756?fref=ts
DeAndre- https://www.facebook.com/DeAndreMA1?fref=ts
NAP- https://www.facebook.com/napmuzic?fref=ts
Canopus- https://www.facebook.com/Canopusmusic?fref=ts:

Smiill- http://www.youtube.com/romeentertainment

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

The Blue Note
MENTAL NOTES 13TH ANNIVERSARY @ THE BLUE NOTE
131 W. Third Street
New York, NY 10012
212.475.8592 [map]
Price: $10

MENTAL NOTES 13TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
SAT NIGHT DEC 29TH @ THE BLUE NOTE
131 WEST 3RD STREET (BETWEEN 6th Ave. & McDougal St.)
12AM

Join us as we celebrate 13 years of xspiritmental vibrations from the Mental Notes family,
also bringing in 9 years since the birth Movement In Motion

Featuring special guests:

- MAYA AZUCENA
- MARINE FUTIN
- AKIM FUNK BUDDHA
- THE ADVENTURES OF KAILA & THE KID
- PHASE ONE
- MAJESTY
- ANAIS ALONSO
- EVAN GREER & KIRSTEN LAMB
- KATA (BEATBOX JAPAN)

- SWISS CHRIS on drums
- BILL FOSTER on bass
- YUKI ISHIBA on keys
- LLOYD DEBONIS on trumpet

xspiritmental jam session winter vibrations
serving the people since 1999

ALL AGES
$10 COVER
www.xspiritmental.com

This months featuring organization UZN Universal Zulu Nation
theme, building institutions donate to our UZN multicultural of the universe @
http://uznbuildingfund.blogspot.com/

Peace and blessings to all universal beings on this so called planet earth!!!!


THE UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION MULTI-CULTURAL CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE

This center will serve as a safe haven for community youth as well as elders. This center will provide neighborhood youth a place to learn life skills and educational studies and above all be safe. In this time of after school programs being cut from budgets in schools our youth are left with nothing to do and no where to go.

We will offer many workshops to help assist our youth to be ready for life after High School. These workshops will include life skills (how to write a resume, how to handle job interviews, how to dress for job interviews). We will have guest speakers to conduct these workshops and to help prepare the children. Some workshops can be overseen by community elders many of which are retired professionals. This gives them a sense of worth and something to occupy themselves, and it also helps bridge so-called generation gaps as both the elders and the youth learn more about each other.

In this time where obesity is a major issue in our communities we will conduct classes and workshops nutrition and healthier living. We will also have a gym. The gym will provide a clean safe environment for our children to play, exercise, and learn the spirit of competition through organized sports. The gym will also be used for self defense classes. We would also have an exercise room for weight training, calisthenics, and aerobics.

We will also include a recording studio, photography studio, and other arts and craft studios/workshops (drawing, sculpting, and painting).This will give the members of the center hands on experience with professionals in their respective fields. All these programs are important to the development of the creative skills in our youth. A lot of these programs are no longer available in schools.

We will also provide child care services. There are many young mothers in our community that want to work or go to school but they can’t because of the lack of safe places to provide child care. The elders can also be an important part of child care.
We will also have a library which will provide our youth with a place to do their homework as well as read up on things that they will not learn in school.

For more information please contact either email address below:

Email to:uznbuidingfund@gmail.com or zulustaff@earthlink.net

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Middle East Downstairs
The Coup & Japanther - 7pm
472 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 864-EAST ext 221 [map]
Price: 15

Revolutionary hip-hop legends THE COUP and electropunk tour de force JAPANTHER are on joining up for a tour package unlike anything else you'll have the chance to see all year. Joining them for the Cambridge date are local minimal synth darklings RUBY RIDGE, JP radical queer riot-folkster EVAN GREER & spiritchild (back to the roots) and Oakland-based pianist/MC KEV CHOICE. Don't miss out and SPREAD THE WORD!!!

6pm Doors! Music starts at 7pm sharp! $15 adv, $18 dos. 18+

Just announced: LA hip-hop favorites PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS will perform before THE COUP. their show was moved from The Sinclair.

event tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3134314&REFID=elink&pl=mideastrestaurant

 

Friday, November 16th, 2012

NuBlu
Mental Notes @ Nublu xspiritmental jam sessions - 10pm
62 Ave. C
New York, NY 10003 [map]
Price: 10

Mental Notes xspiritmental sessions continues at Nublu

November 16th Friday 10pm

Yuki Ishiba on keys, Bill Foster on Bass, Rod Gross on drums a& spirit on Vocals

featuring Jen Waller, Marine Futin, Anais Alonso, Majesty, Phase One, Cashel Campbell, Miky Hustles & Carly Delight

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Rufus King Park
Occupy the Hood presents Hood Week NYC - 10am
Jamaica Ave.
Queens, NY 11435 [map]
Price: free

 

Occupy the Hood Week continues tomorrow @ Rufus King Park, Jamaica Ave & 150th street from 10-3pm

Speakers: Suga Ray, Frank Sha Francois, , F.A.I.T.H and more'

Panelist: Angelo Pinto, Jasiri X, ReKae Medina, Stephen Rodrigues, Guerrilla R

epublik, Imam Adhib and more'.
Performances by: Wu Music Artist Gab Gotcha, Bills Billetes, Queens Kev, spiritchild & mental notes, Jasiri X, Krhazey Wallstretcher Bey, Miky Hustles and more
Special Appearance by NeNe Ali
DJ Wise of Chop Sqaud
Hosted & MC'd By Preachda Truth Freedom, Author Aquila M. Coulibaly & Kiba Bones

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Nuyorican Poets Cafe
7pm
236 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10001 [map]
Price: $7 advance

The only all-hip hop, all-literature-inspired show presents Edgar Allen Poe at Nuyorican Poets Cafe. The show is hosted and curated by beatboxer/emcee Kid Lucky and BBC founder Susan Hwang.

Performers include:

Arjun Gupta, D-Cross, Tomasia Got-Flows, Spiritchild, Atlas, Susannah Pryce (w/special guest, contortionist, The Amazing Amy), Adventures of Kaila & The Kid, Mia Pixley and Susan Hwang interpreting Edgar Allen Poe through hip hop.

Dust off that old raven costume or come in your most House of Usher shoes. Performers will all be in their Poe-est garb. Audience costumes are optional, but highly encouraged.

Wednesday, October 24th, 7pm
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd STreet (btwn. B&C)
New York, NY
door: $7 adv / $10 door
ticket url: https://secure.gigmaven.com/events/8874/orders/new

www.bushwickbookclub.com

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

rush arts gallery
Post Code Criminals - 3-6pm
526 West 26th street room 311
New York, New York [map]
Price: free

post code criminals

POST CODE CRIMINALS

Sept. 13th – Oct. 20th 2012

International Collaboration with Artist Dread Scott, Filmmaker Joan Kushner, and the youth from Liverpool, UK and Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Opening Reception Sept. 13th, 6-8pm
Closing Performance and Discussion Oct. 20th 3-5pm

Last year New York police stopped 686,000 people as part of their “Stop and Frisk” policy. Post Code Criminals is an artistic collaboration between Dread Scott, a Brooklyn based artist, Joann Kushner an artist in Liverpool UK, and young adults in Brooklyn and Liverpool whom they have been working with since Fall, 2011.

In 1996 NY police chief William Bratton met with his counterpart Ray Mallon in the UK to share zero tolerance policing strategy. The result was that youth in Liverpool and in New York were further criminalized based on where they live—their post code (the UK zip code). Youth on either side of the Atlantic have been drawn into an unusual symmetry by police and governmental forces.

Kushner, Scott and the young adults from Brooklyn NY and Liverpool UK are using cameras to address the effects of this police intervention in their lives and their communities.

Over the past year Kushner and Scott have led a series of workshops for young adults in communities of Liverpool and East New York, Brooklyn. Each artist worked with youth (aged 14-22), teaching them photography and how to show their world through their lens. The aim was to highlight Stop and Search/Stop and Frisk through art and exhibitions, providing a platform for youth and communities to engage a public dialogue. The exhibition at Rush arts Gallery will be the first viewing of this work in the US.

The project has worked with over 125 young people in both cities. For several months, Scott worked with youth from Man Up, Inc. a community organization based in East New York Brooklyn. Kushner’s workshops were centered at Norris Green, Toxteth and Everton in Liverpool. The artists arranged trans-Atlantic Skype video calls so that the young adults from Liverpool and Brooklyn could share their experience. The participants researched the issue and collected stories. They captured, through film, photography, collage and poetry the realities of life for young people and communities who live in areas where stop and frisk has become the norm.

The artwork will be presented at Rush Arts Gallery, opening September 13, 2012. The exhibition will include:
• Cell phone photographs made by young adults documenting their East New York Brooklyn neighborhood.
• Street photographs from Liverpool youth.
• Collages made by Liverpool youth about the effects that Stop and Search has had on the way young people feel about how they live.
• Photographic portraits of Liverpool youth, modeled after Renaissance paintings.
• Kushner’s interviews with youth about Post Code with young adults who participated in the project.
• “Stop,” a video installation by Scott that features portraits of youth from both countries as each recounts the multiple times that they have been stopped by the police.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

The Bitter End
10pm
147 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 673-7030 [map]
Price: $10

Mental Notes

Electric Cinnamon Rocking the Bitter End

Featuring Miky Hustles, Carly Delight, Phase One, Majesty

Yuki Ishiba on Keys, Bill Foster on Bass, Rod Gross on drums & spirit on vocals

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Sycamore
MENTAL NOTES & JEN WALLER (CD RELEASE) - 9pm
1118 Cortelyou Road
Brooklyn, NY 11218
347 - 240 - 5850 [map]
Price: $5

The xSpiritMental Records Presents

Mental Notes Live @ Sycamore
featuring Jen Waller and her Official CD release party

118 Cortelyou Road
Q Train to Cortelyou Road
$5 Cover, 9pm - 11pm, 21 plus

The Line Up
Mental Notes features
Musical Director Yuki Ishiba on Keys
Bass & Groove Bill Foster
Drums & Foundation Rod Gross
vocals & vibrations spirit
special guest TBA
playing songs off the latest Electric Cinnamon Release
(produced by Creative Maze of Reality Check)
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/spiritchildofmentalnotes


Jen Waller
celebrating the official CD Release Party
"It Can Be Broken Down"
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jenwaller

www.xspiritmental.com
bringing you liveness since 1999...
quality music & a movement to move with, dance with us

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Nuyorican Poets Cafe
THE HIP HOP BOOK CLUB: GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES - 7pm
236 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10001 [map]
Price: 7 ADVANCE TICKETS

The Hip Hop Book Club is the first all hip hop, songwriting book club where hip hop artists and emcees compose and perform songs inspired by a work of literature. An offshoot of The Bushwick Book Club (the first songwriting book club formed in Brooklyn in January 2009), the first performance of the Hip Hop Book Club was as a part of the BBC series on March 2010 with eight hip hop artists and musicians performing songs written in response to Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Human beat boxer/emcee, Kid Lucky and BBC creator, Susan Hwang co-hosted the show to a full house, and the event received notice from "The New York Times," "Timeout NY" and music/entertainment blogs as well as "nerd" and comic blogs. $7 Advance/$10 at the door

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Manny's On Second
Damn Peyote! Productions Presents KICKSONIC, Karma's Army, spiritchild, Beyond Gravity & move! - 8PM
1770 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10128
usa [map]
Price: $8

Join us Saturday, September 22nd at 8pm for a night of visual and auditory brilliance. Come feel the love and positive vibes of spiritchild. Rock out to the sweet sounds of BEYOND GRAVITY. Bang your head to the mesmerizing melodies of KARMA'S ARMY. Dance in the glow and flow of KICKSONIC. And enjoy the stunning visual art of local artists James Giardina, Jillian DeLuca, Rodrigo Valles, Colleen Blackard, and photographer Breukellen Riesgo.

It's all going down live at Manny's on Second in NYC's Upper East S

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

116 MACDOUGAL
FIGHT THIS FUTURE - 8PM
116 MACDOUGAL STREET
New York, New York [map]
Price: FREE

Presented by 3life Productions and Price Tags Art


Fight for this future of music! This future. Period.

On Thursday, September 20th, come support Talented Indie Artists who are letting their voices be heard with SUBSTANCE!
Live Performances from musicians and poets plus an OPEN MIC
FEATURING: Jamica Hardwick, spiritchild Mental Notes, Ziriums, Willie Survive, X Black Superheroes and The Authentic
DJ Sets by: DJ Lovely, Perl's Pocket and DJ Polarity
Venue: 116 Macdougal
Time: 8pm
Cover: There is no cover
21+

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Sycamore
KICKSONIC & spiritchild live @ Sycamore - 9pm
1118 Cortelyou Road
Brooklyn, NY 11218
347 - 240 - 5850 [map]
Price: 5

KICKSONIC brings its unique blend of flavors to Ditmas Park's favorite flowershop by day and watering hole by night! Buy your loved one a lovely bouqet, treat yourself to a tasty beverage (or four, or more!), and enjoy the smooth sounds and sweet melodies of KICKSONIC!

spiritchild:

spirit will be performing exclusive Electric Cinnamon releases to end and continue the vibrations of Black August.

http://www.xspiritmental.com/
http://www.reverbnation.com/spiritchildmentalnotes
http://www.facebook.com/spiritchildmentalnotes

Kicksonic:
Five eclectic musicians from five corners of NY band together on a mission to Kicksonic. A quixotic sound of musical reverence. Each band member pulls from the others inspirational style. With an ear for detail, Jorge’s acoustic style ranges from Spanish, rock, pop, funk, and everything in between. Mark's bass gives depth leaving you rocking your head. Zach the human metronome moves the rhythm through the atmosphere with hip-hop rock drumming. Breuk on violin, a sweet sound gives light and vibrations feeding into an ambient vibe. Carly Delight pours out her soul with powerful vocals taking after such artists as Adele, Robert Plant, and Hayley Williams. With a flute, synthesizer and music streaming from her computer she plays like a mad scientist conducting Kicksonic experiments.

https://twitter.com/KICKSONIC
http://www.reverbnation.com/kicksonic
http://ditmasparkcorner.com/blog/tag/kicksonic

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Philadelphia Clef Club
Tribute to our brother Gil Scott - 7pm
738 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215)893-9912 [map]
Price: $30 donation
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, DOORS OPEN AT 7PM!
Also appearing:
Professor and activist Dr. Anthony Monteiro and
Sistah Phile' Chionesu, founder of the Million Woman March with a 5 minute presentation.
A smorgasbord of foods, water and soft drinks with your ticket!
Cash bar available served by the Philadelphia Clef Club
Doors open at 7pm sharp! Donation: $30 $25 Seniors & Students with valid ID
Please donate to this worthy cause and enjoy a show, good food, and meet friends!
The Philadelphia Clef Club
Broad & Fitzwater
Your M.C. for the evening will be MOVE activist Pam Africa, and attorney activist, Michael Coard.
There will be a raffle for some great prizes, so come early and stay late!
To purchase tickets, call Anita Hamilton: 215.848.3168 / Pam Africa: 215.921.8914 / Razakhan Shaeed:215.921.8914 Money order donations should be made out to The Philadelphia Innocence Project with the notation: Sept. 7, 2012. There is seating for 225 people; if you cannot attend, please donate to this special event (cash or money orders only, in the past we've had to pay the fine for bounced checks)
** I MUST SELL 100 OF THE 225 BY SEPTEMBER 5!
This event will feature the electrifying, thought provoking, soul stirring performance of the Last Poets, who joined Brother Bilal in new York on Aug. 23 rd for an outstanding performance for political prisoner Sekou Odinga, one of the many New York political prisoners. Also after a year-long national and international tour joing the program is Dr. Umar Johnson. When you hear this brother, it will open your eyes, ears and mind to the horrifying awful truth about what this government is doing in public schools to our children. You might want to bring pen or tape recorder to record this information. Also performing will be: Not 4 Profit & spiritchild –Reconstruction lead vocalist & along with Mental Notes lead vocalist combine to form X-Vandals. These young performers command the stage and you will remember their performance for a long time to come; in a good way. They mentor young folks in prison and bring them into a positive atmosphere in the community where they can mentor other youth.

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

The Middle East
THE MIDNIGHT BAND: Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron & Political Prisoners! A Benefit Concert for Political Prisoners in the U.S. - 8pm
472 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 864-EAST [map]
Price: $20advance $25door

featuring a set by spiritchild of Mental Notes

THE MIDNIGHT BAND: Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron & Political Prisoners!
A Benefit Concert for Political Prisoners in the U.S.

Saturday, July 21st
Doors at 8pm

The Middle East, Cambridge
472 - 480 Massachusetts Ave

Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door.
Buy your tickets now! http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4655785&pl=mideastrestaurant

Performances by:
THE MIDNIGHT BAND
NATURAL BLISS
NOT4PROPHET
FOUNDATION MOVEMENT
EVAN GREER
SPIRITCHILD

Special guests include:
PAM AFRICA (Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal)
DHORUBA BIN-WAHAD (Black Panther Party former political prisoner)
RAY LAVASSEUR (Northamerican anti-imperialist former political prisoner)

MC: KAZI TOURE (New Afrikan former political prisoner)

Join us for this night of music to honor our imprisoned freedom fighters and our warriors who have passed, featuring (RIP) Gil Scott-Heron's very own Midnight Band!!
All proceeds go towards the struggle to free political prisoners.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Bronx Defenders
You are Invited to The Bronx Defenders 2012 Community Block Party - 12-5pm
East 160th Street between Courtlandt and Melrose Avenues
Bronx, New York [map]
Price: free

featuring a set by spiritchild of Mental Notes & Art Start's One Mic Collective

You are Invited to The Bronx Defenders 2012 Community Block Party


WHAT: The Bronx Defenders Community Block Party is a fun, safe venue for children and community members to enjoy free food, music and entertainment, play games, participate in arts and crafts, register to vote, compete in a basketball competition, and connect with community groups and social service organizations. The Block Party will have performances by local groups, a raffle, face-painting, clowns and balloon animals, a pony-ride, relay races, carnival games and treats, and a moon bounce!  The Bronx Defenders and partnering community organizations will provide information about their services for attendees.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 12pm-5pm.

WHERE: East 160th Street between Courtlandt and Melrose Avenues

WHO: The Bronx Defenders is a non-profit legal organization that has served the Bronx for more than 10 years, and in this capacity we strive to create justice for the people we serve and invest in the communities where our clients live.  We provide clients with free legal representation and advice in criminal and family court and on civil matters, with community-oriented services that combat the causes and consequences of court involvement. More information about our organization can be found at: www.bronxdefenders.org.

 

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Dreaming without Borders - 6-9pm
236 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10001 [map]
Price: 10-20 donation

featuring a set by spiritchild of Mental Notes

Tania Poetry Rising Presents…

Dreaming Without Borders

A night of poetry, spoken word & music

Regardless of any identities or immigration status, all are welcome!

July 7, 2012
6-9pm
@ the Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009

Donation: $10-$20

**Event in support of the New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC)**

**The donations raised will go to the New York State Youth Leadership Council’s scholarship fund. Which will help undocumented and immigrant youth go on to college.**

Presenting fierce line up of artists!!!

Poets/Artists from the NYSYLC
Melissa Garcia Velez
Angy Rivera
Sonia Guinanzaca

Teen poet from the Flushing International HS's Dream Team Tania Barbecho

Also featuring fierce poets/MCs/musicians/spoken word artists....
Tania Romero
spiritchild of Mental Notes
Tony Rivera
Roxana Marroquin
Gabriel Rivera
Stacey stayFree Toro
Poetry Collective Libertad (Sandy, Rafael Landron, Joyce Jones, Ras Moshe, Andrea Harrison, Jiji Serkhane, Shonnese C L Coleman, Dawn Speaks, Clarivel Ruiz) & others.....

& Bringing in some hot beats throughout the night DJ Mar Y Soul!!

For more information, please contact Tania Romero at tani_romero2@yahoo.com


**The NYSYLC is the first undocumented youth-led, membership led, organization that empowers immigrant youth to drop the fear and challenge the broken immigration system through leadership development, grassroots organizing, educational advancement, and a safe space for self-expression.**

For more information on the NYSYLC please visit: www.nysylc.org

Directions:
By subway, take the F train to the "2nd Avenue" stop.
From the station, take the "1st Avenue & Houston Street" exit and walk north on 1st Avenue away from Houston Street. Make a right on East 3rd Street and walk 2 and a half blocks until you reach #236. Click here for a subway map.

By bus, take the M14A to Avenue A and 3rd Street or the M15 to 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street and walk east.
Click here to download a Manhattan bus map.

By car, take the FDR Drive to the Houston Street exit.
From Houston Street, make a right on Avenue C and then a left on East 3rd Street.

Accessibility-
The Cafe is wheelchair accessible, but we suggest calling ahead so that we can have a ramp in place when you arrive. You can reach the office at 212.780.9386.

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Riverside Church
PROP's First Annual Citizen of the City Awards Fundraiser - 6-10pm
120th Street and Riverside Drive
Harlem, NEW YORK 10027
USA
(212) 870-6700 [map]
Price: BENEFIT

This Show will feature a set by spiritchild of Mental Notes

PROP’s First Annual Citizen of the City Awards Fundraiser
On June 21st, starting at 6 p.m. at Riverside Church on 120th St and Riverside Drive, we will celebrate the first anniversary of PROP's founding in an evening to support our critical work exposing and correcting abusive policing practices. We will honor four of the City's leading social justice activists who have focused their efforts over a period of many years on creating a more safe, livable, and inclusive city for all New Yorkers: Baz Dreisinger, English Professor at John Jay College and Director of the Prison-to-College Pipeline; Khary Lazarre-White, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Brotherhood/Sister Sol in Harlem; Ivie Koy Gordon, a transwoman and LGBT and Sex Workers' Rights activist; and Robert Pinter, Founder of the Campaign to Stop the False Arrests and a leading PROP activist. There will be live musical performances by Lavender Light Gospel Choir and spiritchild, as well as a silent auction featuring artwork and an impressive array of other offerings and services. The silent auction will go live this Thursday, a week before the fundraiser. Meanwhile, purchase your tickets now!

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The Blue Note
Electric Cinnamon Album Rlease and B'earthday Celebration - 12am
131 W. Third Street
New York, NY 10012
212.475.8592 [map]
Price: 10

featuring Maya Azucena, Stephanie Rooker, Majesty, Lloyd DeBonis and Marine Futin

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Zach's Pub
Electric Cinnamon Europe Tour - 9pm
Zach's Pub Palackého Náměstí 2, Plzen, Czech Republic
Praha, Prague
Cze [map]
Price: 100 CZK

hip hop poetry from N.Y./ Bronx

AUTENTICKÝ ANGAŽOVANÝ POETRY HIP HOP V PLZNI!

Spiritchild je newyorský poetry slamer a MC. Pochází z Bronxu a v současnosti patří k čelním představitelům aktuální brooklynské scény alternativního hiphopu. Jako člen aktivistického sdružení Movement
In Motion je znám jako politicky angažovaný básník a hiphoper, bojující za práva menšin a utlačovaných – ve svých textech je schopen živě reflektovat sociální nespravedlnosti současné americké politiky, stejně
jako mluvit o každodennosti v brooklynském sousedství. Tento večer bude výjimečným kontaktem s autentickým hiphopem tak, jak ho u nás v Evropě můžeme spatřit jen zřídka.

entry: 100 CZK

www.xspiritmental.com
www.onemicartists.com
www.movementinmotion.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMFU7dZai58

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

K4
Electric Cinnamon Europe Tour Hip Hop Education - 6
Celetná 20, 11000 Praha, Czech Republic
Praha, Praha
Cze [map]

Workshop je určený umělcům, pedagogům, sociologům a všem, kteří mají zájem o práci s mládeží a to prostřednictvím hip hopu. Pedagog, aktivista, organizátor a MC SPIRITCHILD představí vzdělávací systém, který používá ve své práci v programu ART START, který je zaměřen na práci s tzv. rizikovou mládeží. Systém vzdělávání prostřednictvím hiphopu je alternativní metodou, která mnohdy dobře funguje tam, kde běžné či jiné alternativní metody selhávají.

Od počátků hiphopové kultury (konec70. letech v New Yorku) patřilo k hip hopu i vzdělávání, získávání znalostí. Zároveň má hip hop, jako jeden z nejpopulárnějších hudebních subkultur, možnost ovlivnit dnešní mládež. Hip hop tudíž slouží nejen jako zábava, způsob trávení volného času, ale také jako prostředek, prostřednictvím kterého lze mládež usměrňovat a poskytovat jim platformu pro vyjádření názorů či postojů. Hip hop jako nástroj výuky u mladých rozvíjí kreativitu, podporuje sebevědomí a pozitivní přístup k životu.

PROGRAM:

18:00 Workshop Hip Hop Education
překlad z angličtiny do češtiny zajištěn

20:00 UGC
vystoupení mladých MC romské národnosti
s kontroverzním songem Jsem cikán
a
SHOW SPIRITCHILD
N.Y./BORNX

Spiritchild je newyorský poetry slamer a MC. Patří k čelním představitelům aktuální brooklynské scény alternativního hiphopu. Jako člen aktivistického sdružení Movement In Motion je znám jako politicky angažovaný básník a hiphoper, bojující za práva menšin a utlačovaných - ve svých textech je schopen živě reflektovat sociální nespravedlnosti současné americké politiky , stejně jako mluvit o každodenosti v brooklynském sousedství.


Účastnický poplatek 100Kč.
Studenti VŠ 50Kč.
Rezervace není nutná.

Kontaktní osoba:
Ivanka Mariposa Čonková
E: ivanka.conkova@gmail.com
T: 773 594 592

www.xspiritmental.com
www.onemicartists.com
www.facebook.com/spiritchildmentalnotes

Organizuje aktivitstická umělecká organizace Movement In Motion. www.movementinmotion.com

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Kiss The Crown NYC Youth Hip Hop Cultural Event
Kiss the Crown - 10am-4pm
2530 Jerome Avenue (@ 191st Street) (Across from the Post Office)
bronx, new york 10468 [map]
Price: free
Saturday April 28, 2012
10am-4pm
featuring One Mic Collective, Immortal Technique, spiritchild, Jasiri X, Kid Lucky, Chief 69 and many more
St. James Parks & Recreation Center
2530 Jerome Avenue (@ 191st Street) (Across from the Post Office)
Bronx, NYC 10468

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Brooklyn College Hillel
Brooklyn Peace Fair - 2pm
2301 Campus Road
Brooklyn, NY 11210 [map]
Price: free

The Eighth Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair 2012

We are thrilled to invite you and your organization to become a part of the Eight Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair on Saturday April 28, 11 pm to 5 pm, at Brooklyn College.

This Peace Fair includes a range of workshop and discussions, musical performances, art exhibits, and children activities which we hope everyone will enjoy. But in addition to discussing the urgent issues before us, we rejuventate and build our connections as a community dedicate to waging peace.

featuring spiritchild & the One Mic Collective with performances and workshops (Hip Hop is Our Life, Hip Hop is Resistance)

http://www.brooklynpeace.org/brooklynforpeace/committees/peace-fair/pf-2012/peace-fair-2012-pre-event.htm

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Stony Brook University
2TheLeft Forum & Concert - 7-11pm
Stony Brook, NY 11794 [map]
Price: free

annual 2theleft forum and concert

with spiritchild alongside One Mic Collective

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Manhattanville College
Annual Caribbean Festival - 5pm
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577 [map]
Price: free

spiritchild
one mic collective
featuring Miky, Krhazey 80, Torey "Mad Bangers" Baker, T Rich.

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Colors
Victory Is Ours!! - 8
417 Lafayette
NYC, NYC 10003
usa [map]
Price: 5-25 sliding scale

Live performance by:
Gian-Carla Tisera, MbiraNYC & spiritchild

Featuring international women's rights and anti-racist activist and author Selma James, who is in NYC as part of a ten-city US tour to promote her new book. Sex, Race and Class – the Perspective of Winning spans six decades and traces the development of her pathbreaking perspective — that unwaged work of women in the home and on the land should be recognized as “labor” and compensated.

Proceeds go to the Global Women's Strike tour fund

COLORS is located at 417 Lafayette, NYC 10003

6 to Astor Place / R to 8th St-NYU

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Expressiones
Through Our Eyes: New London Teens Challenge Stereotypes - 3pm
84 Bank Street
New London, CT
usa [map]
Price: free

New London Teen Outreach Program (TOP) presents...
Through Our Eyes: New London Teens Challenge Stereotypes
A Forum and Open Mic event hosted and facilitated by Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School TOP students with special guest spiritchild and
his One Mic youth group all the way from New York City.
This is a free event and open to everyone!
Please come and support the teens of New London!

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Bar Reis
Art Start's Winter Music Salon Series - 8
375 5th Avenue
brooklyn, new york
usa [map]
Price: 7

Join us this Thursday at Bar Reis at 8pm for ART START's Winter Music Salon featuring performances by Spiritchild, MC K Swift, Carly DeLight & Jessie Kilguss. It's $7 at the door and 100% of proceeds go to ART START.  Come spend time with ART START volunteers, staff members & supporters.  It's going to be a great night!  Come celebrate ART START and help raise money for our incredible programs.  
Bar Reis is located at 375 5th Avenue in Brooklyn at the corner of 6th Street. Closest trains: D, N, R, F or G to 4th ave and 9th Street


Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Manhattanville College
Black History Month Hip Hop Show - 8-11pm
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577 [map]
Price: free

FEATURING

spiritchild

HASAN SALAAM

ONE MIC COLLECTIVE

Monday, February 27th, 2012

UMass - Dartmouth
these songs of freedom - 3pm
fredrick douglass unity house
Dartmouth, MA 02714 [map]
Price: freed

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

The Bitter End
Holding Back Entirely Residency vol 2 featuring spiritchild - 10
147 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 673-7030 [map]
Price: 10

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i'll be sitting in with HBE saturday feb 18th @ 10pm

Friday, February 10th, 2012

lincoln park tavern
Mental Notes back from Europe show - 10pm
49 Lincoln Rd (at Flatbush Ave)
brooklyn, NEW YORK [map]
Price: free

Mental Notes 1st show back from Europe Tour

performing the new album electric cinnamon (catch the set before we release our next album this spring).

also featuring One Mic Collective as they continue with their Art Saves Lives Tour 2012 (if you haven't seen these dynamic youth rock, you need to get out here).

and featuring the warm french sounds of Marine Futin (as heard at the Blue Note, full set this time featuring Leon Boykins on bass).

Mental Notes line up will feature
Yuki Ishiba
Bill Foster
Warren Grant

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Crossroads Music
back to the roots in Philly - 730pm-1030
801 South 48th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143 [map]
Price: 5-15

Unfortunately, Anne Feeney has broken her wrist. Jon Fromer will be performing instead.
Photo of Jon Fromer

John FromerListen!

“The soulful-est man in activist song!” – Pat Humphries & Sandy O (Emma’s Revolution)
“Great record! I hope many people start singing your songs.” – Pete Seeger

“His gift is to bring ordinary people together and make them move. It starts with his right hand, which hammers the guitar strings with ferocious commitment and reverberates down to his feet, which tramp in place like an army of one – justice bound.” – IBEW Local 1245 Reporter

Back to the RootsListen!

Featuring Evan Greer & spiritchild
Evan Greer: “Songs [that] will be heard at the barricades for years to come.” – Tom Morello. “An eloquent and energetic writer.” – Howard Zinn spiritchild: “My current fave hiphop ensemble. Unique sound, fully evolved, party perfect and definitely hip.” – Bowery Poetry Club
At Calvary United Methodist Church

Hip-Hop has been gentrified. Folk music has been watered down. Punk rock sold out. In the face of this mainstream betrayal, some of the movement’s most dynamic performers have joined forces to take their respective genres back to the roots, celebrating the role of music in people’s resistance to oppression around the word. Evan Greer and spiritchild are revolutionary artists from radically different musical styles who share a common commitment to using their craft as a tool and a weapon in direct support of grassroots struggles for change. For this concert, they are joined by Bay Area activist singer Jon Fromer, who has brought his blend of folk, blues and country to movements for peace, justice and social change in the San Francisco Bay Area for decades and participants in spiritchild’s youth hip-hop program One Mic Artists.

These inspiring musicians are as likely to be found at an organizing meeting or a protest as on the stage at a club or festival. They don’t just sing about the struggle, they live it every day through constant work in their communities. spiritchild is the founder of Movement in Motion, an international organization of artists and activists who work collectively to use their art to educate and fight for freedom. Evan is a member of the Riot-Folk! Collective, a group of 9 singer/songwriters who collectively distribute their political music, raise money for various grassroots causes, and create alternatives tothe corporate music industry. Jon has played at thousands of picket lines, marches and rallies since the 1960s and currently helps lead and organize music for SOA Watch’s annual mass demonstrations in Ft. Benning, Georgia.

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

lawrence senior center
PMN Winter Gathering - 11am
155 Haverhill St
Lawrence, MA 01840 [map]

Description

Friday Night Concert:
Lawrence High School Performing Arts Center
70-72 North Parish Road,
Lawrence, MA 01843

Gathering on Saturday and Sunday:
Lawrence Senior Center
155 Haverhill St,
Lawrence, MA 01840

-Friday 7:30 PM: Winter Gathering Concert at the Performing Arts Center of Lawrence High School. The concert will begin at 7:30. Admission is included with weekend registration and is open to the public. Performing will be

Back to the Roots (Spiritchild & Evan Greer), Bev Grant, Anne Feeney, Jon Fromer, Tom Juravich, Nathan Baez, Rebel Voices, PMN Chorus, Lawrence HS Girls Ensemble, Bread & Roses. See the web site concert page for more info on performers.

-Saturday: Opening, workshops and song swaps on peace, political issues, organizing, performing skills and other topics, community meeting.

-Saturday Afternoon: Plenary: “1912 Occupy Lawrence”, a multi-media presentation by Charlie King and Karen Brandow.

-Saturday 7 PM - midnight: Round Robin, An open mic where all attending the gathering are invited to share their song (or poem). Newcomers and kids are especially welcome to share songs, poetry and humor, and special slots are allocated for Energizers. Sing Alongs and group performances encouraged.

-Sunday 9: Songs of the Spirit, more workshops, Closing After Lunch

Register on-line at www.peoplesmusic.org

Friday, January 27th, 2012

lawrence high school performing arts center
PMN Winter Gathering - 730pm
70-72 North Parish Road
Lawrence, MA 01843 [map]

Description

Friday Night Concert:
Lawrence High School Performing Arts Center
70-72 North Parish Road,
Lawrence, MA 01843

Gathering on Saturday and Sunday:
Lawrence Senior Center
155 Haverhill St,
Lawrence, MA 01840

-Friday 7:30 PM: Winter Gathering Concert at the Performing Arts Center of Lawrence High School. The concert will begin at 7:30. Admission is included with weekend registration and is open to the public. Performing will be

Back to the Roots (Spiritchild & Evan Greer), Bev Grant, Anne Feeney, Jon Fromer, Tom Juravich, Nathan Baez, Rebel Voices, PMN Chorus, Lawrence HS Girls Ensemble, Bread & Roses. See the web site concert page for more info on performers.

-Saturday: Opening, workshops and song swaps on peace, political issues, organizing, performing skills and other topics, community meeting.

-Saturday Afternoon: Plenary: “1912 Occupy Lawrence”, a multi-media presentation by Charlie King and Karen Brandow.

-Saturday 7 PM - midnight: Round Robin, An open mic where all attending the gathering are invited to share their song (or poem). Newcomers and kids are especially welcome to share songs, poetry and humor, and special slots are allocated for Energizers. Sing Alongs and group performances encouraged.

-Sunday 9: Songs of the Spirit, more workshops, Closing After Lunch

Register on-line at www.peoplesmusic.org

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

wesley foundation
back to the roots in Kzoo - 8-11pm
2101 Wilbur Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49006 [map]

-please share this event on your wall, invite your friends, and spread the word about this awesome show!-

Come on down to the Wesley Foundation on SATURDAY night, Jan 21st at 8:00pm for a radical night of dance-able liberation music featuring touring revolutionary duo BACK TO THE ROOTS (Evan Greer of Riot-Folk! and spiritchild of Mental Notes)

BACK TO THE ROOTS is an explosive and dynamic musical collaboration combining the best elements of underground hip hop, folk, and punk rock and touching on issues from queer liberation to prison justice to gentrification to police brutality to the #Occupy movement.

The duo features South Bronx hip hop freedom singer spiritchild as the emcee and beat-maker and internationally touring radical queer singer/songwriter Evan Greer switching off on a veritable arsenal of acoustic instruments. Together they are an unstoppable force of revolutionary crowd rocking, danceable, riot inciting energy.

The artists of BACK TO THE ROOTS tours worldwide and together have shared stages and collaborated in the studio with artists as musically diverse as Immortal Technique, Pete Seeger, The Coup, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Billy Bragg, Dead Prez, Chumbawamba, Gloria Estefan, Lloyd Banks of G-Unit, State Radio, Against Me!, Mr. Lif, and the Last Poets.

Check out the single, "Back to the Roots" at http://backtotheroots.bandcamp.com/

More music from spiritchild: www.xspiritmental.com

More music from Evan Greer: www.evangreer.org

"Evan Greer continues to write inspiring folk music in the tradition of the great protest singers ... and (s)he's a heck of a guitar player. I expect songs like !Ya Basta! and Picketline Song will be heard at the barricades for years to come."
--Tom Morello, guitarist of Rage Against the Machine

Friday, January 20th, 2012

assemble
back to the roots tour in Pittsburgh - 9pm
5125 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA [map]
Price: 5-15 sliding scale no one turned away

back to the roots tour stop in pittsburgh jan 20th

    -please share this event on your wall, invite your friends, and spread the word about this awesome show!- sliding scale 5-15$ no one will be turned away, no one :)

Come Assemble on friday night , Jan 20st at 9pm for a radical night of dance-able liberation music featuring touring revolutionary duo BACK TO THE ROOTS (Evan Greer of Riot-Folk! and spiritchild of Mental Notes)

also featuring Pittsburgh's very own smoki fantastic
http://smokifantastic.com/

BACK TO THE ROOTS is an explosive and dynamic musical collaboration combining the best elements of underground hip hop, folk, and punk rock and touching on issues from queer liberation to prison justice to gentrification to police brutality to the #Occupy movement.

The duo features South Bronx hip hop freedom singer spiritchild as the emcee and beat-maker and internationally touring radical queer singer/songwriter Evan Greer switching off on a veritable arsenal of acoustic instruments. Together they are an unstoppable force of revolutionary crowd rocking, danceable, riot inciting energy.

The artists of BACK TO THE ROOTS tours worldwide and together have shared stages and collaborated in the studio with artists as musically diverse as Immortal Technique, Pete Seeger, The Coup, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Billy Bragg, Dead Prez, Chumbawamba, Gloria Estefan, Lloyd Banks of G-Unit, State Radio, Against Me!, Mr. Lif, and the Last Poets.

Check out the single, "Back to the Roots" at http://backtotheroots.bandcamp.com/

More music from spiritchild: www.xspiritmental.com

More music from Evan Greer: www.evangreer.org

"Evan Greer continues to write inspiring folk music in the tradition of the great protest singers ... and (s)he's a heck of a guitar player. I expect songs like !Ya Basta! and Picketline Song will be heard at the barricades for years to come."
--Tom Morello, guitarist of Rage Against the Machine

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

the commons
Lyrical Revolt XXI (one mic Art Saves Lives tour kick off) - 7pm-10pm
388 Atlantic Avenue
brooklyn, NEW YORK [map]
Price: 10

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Café V lese
spiritchild: hip hop revolution - 8pm
Krymská 12, 10100 Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Prague
Czech Republic [map]
Description

MC spiritchild pochází z Bronxu a v současnosti patří k čelním představitelům aktuální brooklynské scény alternativního hiphopu. Je znám jako politicky angažovaný MC bojující za práva menšin a utlačovaných.

Show uzavírá otevřená diskuse o situaci na wall streetu i jiných demonstracích a revolucích, které právě propukají.

Pozvání pro všechny aktivisty, politiky, angažované umělce , MC, a všechny ty, kdo mají chuť na předštědrovečerní hiphopové nadělení z Bronxu.

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

kavárna Divus
Hip hop show: praha – berlin – new york - 8pm
Bubenčská 1, ve stejné buduvě jako je KD Vltavská
Prague, Prague
Czech Republic [map]

Skutečná tvář hip hopu zbavená komerčních nálepek s pozorností k osobním i celosvětovým problémů a způsobu jejich artikulace. Přivítáme mnoho mladých MC z Berlína , včetně ženského pokolení a představitele aktuální brooklynské csény alternativního hip hopu MC spiritchild. Českou scénu zastoupí účastníci hip hopového projektu Slova místo zbraní romského původu a všem známí čaroděj MC Metoděj.

Show je zároveň představením práce lidí v česko německém sociálně- hudebního projektu Slova místo zbraní v DDM Ulita podpořeném EU.


http://www.facebook.com/pages/spiritchild-v-Ulit%C4%9B-s-projektem-Slova-m%C3%ADsto-zbran%C3%AD/228942263824801?sk=wall

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

4 food cafe
Art Start ONe MIc Presents: The Flowcase - 6-8pm
286 Madison Avenue (40th and Madison)
New York, NEW YORK [map]
Price: free
Description

End of the Year showcase featuring the talents, expressions and vibrations of One Mic of Art Start.
www.onemicartists.com
featuring performances from new york cities passionate youth.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

The Blue Note
Mental "Blue" Notes 12 year anniversary - 12:30am
131 W. Third Street
New York, NY 10012
212.475.8592 [map]
Price: 10

celebrating the sounds and vibrations of Mental Notes since 1999 and

featuring Movement In Motion Collective and celebrating our 9 years of international arts and community organizing

featuring Yuki Ishiba on keys,

Leon Boykins on Bass,

Sam Knight on Drums

spirit on vocals


xspiritmental jam session winter vibrations

serving the people since 1999
all ages
$10
featuring special surprise guest

Friday, November 18th, 2011

YMCA
Worcester Roots Project's Annual Meeting & Future Focus - 6pm
1 Salem Square
worchester, MA [map]
Worcester Roots Project's Annual Meeting & Future Focus
Launch Party
Reunión Anual de Proyecto Raíces de Worcester y Lanzamiento de Future Focus

Register online today!
http://worcesterroots.givezooks.com/events/worcester-roots-annual-meeting-2011

Featuring:
-Live band “Back to the Roots” featuring Evan Greer and SpiritChild
-Keynote Speaker Sarai Rivera
-Future Focus Media youth documentary premiers!
-Farewell to Sarah Assefa!
-Presentations by Youth In Charge & Toxic Soil Busters!
=Delicious African and Haitian food!

El evento incluye:
-Banda en vivo “Back to the Roots”
-Oradora Sarai Rivera
-¡Estreno de los documentales hechos por los jóvenes de Future Focus Media
-¡Gracias y despedida para Sarah Assefa!
-¡Presentación por Youth In Charge y los Casa Tóxicos (Toxic Soil Busters)!
-¡Comida deliciosa de Africa y Haití!

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

RISD University
the empower providence & back to the roots tour - 730p
236 Benefit Street
providence, RI [map]

The Empower Providence Project
@RISD (RI School of Design)

Thu, November 10, 2011
7:30-10:00 PM
The Old Library at RISD
236 Benefit Street in Providence
(the corner of College Street and Benefit Street)

Performances by DJ Reza Wreckage, 5th Elament, Erik Andrade, Caliph, spiritchild, & Evan Greer 

Followed by dinner plus discussions & workshops with Reza Clifton and Kalyana Champlain of the women's art collective, Isis Storm; New Bedford political candidate, spoken word poet and fashion designer, Erik Andrade; and participants of Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Providence including spiritchild, Evan Greer and Raymond Watson.

The first Empower Providence event was held on Friday, October 7, 2011 in Downtown, Providence. This is the second event of the Project. The show is also part of the BACK TO THE ROOTS TOUR w/ Evan Greer & spiritchild.

For info/details, visit VenusSings.com and IsisStorm.com. or contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at RISD, 401-277-4957.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Shrine
back uptown, harlem with mental notes - 11pm-12am
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
New York, NY 10030
(212) 690-7807 [map]
Price: free

back uptown, harlem with mental notes

featuring Yuki Ishiba on keys,

Leon Boykins on Bass,

spirit on vocals

and on drums Michael Mitchell

xspiritmental jam session fall vibrations

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Memorial Park
first annual memorial park jam - 12pm to 6pm
permont ave and depew ave
nyack, NY [map]
Price: free

Friday, October 14th, 2011

lincoln park tavern
Mental Notes back from Prague, Czech - 10pm
49 Lincoln Rd (at Flatbush Ave)
brooklyn, NEW YORK
usa [map]
Price: free

Back from Prague, Czech run.

featuring Yuki Ishiba on keys,

Leon Boykins on Bass,

spirit on vocals

and on drums Michael Mitchell

xspiritmental jam session fall vibrations

Friday, October 7th, 2011

roots
the roots - 8pm
276 westminster street
providence, RI 02903 [map]
Price: 10 advance 7 for students

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Kavárna POTRVÁ
Křest knihy " Poetry Slam - Smíchov / Ústí n. L" v spiritchild
Srbská 2 Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Prague, Prague
Czech Republic [map]
Slavnostní křest unikátní knihy, která konzervuje postup práce v rámci několikměsíčního workshopu s dětmi ze sociálně vyloučených lokalit na pražském Smíchově a v Ústí nad Labem, který probíhal pod vedením Bohdana Bláhovce a dalších českých slammerů.

Večerem provází Jakub Foll.

Z knihy pak budou číst Bohdan Bláhovec, Bio Masha , Monika Serbusová a účastníci workshopu.

Speciálním hudebním hostem a kmotrem knihy bude newyorský hiphoper a sociální aktivista Spiritchild.

Start : 19h (přesně)
Vstup zdarma.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

RADIO SPIN
RADIO SPIN spiritchild INTERVIEW 96,2 - 8pm
96,2
Prague, Prague
Czech Republic [map]
Price: free

CHECK OUT SPIN RADIO 96,2
Interwiu with Anička
http://delicast.com/radio/prague/Radio_Spin

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Café V lese
spiritchild OF MENTAL NOTES PEFORMANCE A DISKUSE - 730pm-1030
Krymská 12
Prague, Prague
Czech Republic [map]
spiritchild - významný newyorkský MC a slam poetry man přijíždí do čech!

Pochází z Bronxu a v současnosti patří k čelním představitelům aktuální brooklynské scény alternativního hiphopu. Jeho texty jsou politicky angažovaný básně mluvící o svobodě, právu, sociální a politické situaci nejen ameriky, ale potažmo celého světa .

Po performance následuje diskuse, která bude otevřeným prostorem pro tématy a otázky uměleckých i politických problematik.

Pro všechny hiphopery, politiky, aktivisty, umělce, ...



freedom - právo - politika - menšiny - systém - love - moc - peníze - freedom


Let´s tallk! Let´s say something! Let´s do hip-hop!

http://www.xspiritmental.com/


http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1478855343208.2070664.1588525323

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

community church of boston
free tarek pre-trail benefit concert - 6pm
565 Boylston Street
boston, MA [map]
Price: 5-20 suggested donation

--please forward widely and invite your friends!---

FREE TAREK MEHANNA!
FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

Please join us for an evening of music to celebrate the beginning of a month of intense organizing leading up to the trial of political prisoner, Tarek Mehanna. Tarek is an Arab and Muslim man from the Boston-area who has been framed by the FBI for refusing to inform on his own community. More info on his case and what you can do to support: www.freetarek.com

The Tarek Mehanna Support Committee will be in the house presenting updates on the case and laying out their strategy for action in the weeks leading up to Tarek's trial, which begins Oct 3rd!

SATURDAY, SEPT 10th
6pm - 10pm

@ Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston St
Copley Square, Boston
(accessible by green and orange MBTA lines, and many buses.)

$5 - -20 suggested donation.
All ages, no alcohol please.
The space is wheelchair accessible.
Free on-site childcare available.
Email evangreer@gmail.com with accessibility questions or if you need childcare!

Featuring musical performances by:

BROADCAST LIVE
back by popular demand, new york's explosive hip-hop / rock troupe will shake the prison walls with their radical sound. www.broadcastlive.org

spiritchild of Mental Notes
multi-talented mc and freedom singer from the bronx via Brooklyn, and instrumental in the production of the Silence Broken CDs.
www.xspiritmental.com

EVAN GREER & FRIENDS
full band set featuring new material and Boston DEBUT of the Back to the Roots project with spiritchild
www.evangreer.org

ABU NURAH
beloved social justice focused Muslim rapper / parent / activist from the Worcester community.
www.myspace.com/abunurah

MC Elijah Black
conscious hip-hop artist from NYC featured on Silence Broken Vol 1.
www.lostmc.bandcamp.com/

& more TBA!!!

The concert celebrates the re-release of Silence Broken Volumes 1 and 2, compilation CDs created to support tarek and his family and spread music about the prison system and state repression. The new CDs will be beautifully packaged in a two CD set and will feature original music from artists all over the world including DAM, Climbing Poetree, Rebel Diaz, X-Vandals (members of Public Enemy and Ricanstruction), Broadcast Live, Remi Kanazi, Maya Azucena, mental notes, Taina Asili, Shadia Mansour, and more. Listen, download, and donate: freetarek.bandcamp.com

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Shrine
what up harlem - 8pm -9pm
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
New York, NY 10030
(212) 690-7807 [map]
Price: $5

8pm - 9pm come see Mental Notes xspiritmental session featuring TBA...

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Lincoln Tavern
last show of the summer - 10pm
49 Lincoln Rd (at Flatbush Ave)
brooklyn, ny 11225
usa [map]
Price: free

come check us out at our new local spot around the way.  last show of the summer.

Mental Notes will include

Sam Knight on drums

spirit on vocals

we hit at 10 and end at 12am

Monday, August 15th, 2011

ART START
Art Saves Lives - 1pm - 3pm
PROSPECT SHELTER
BRONX, NEW YORK [map]
Price: free

mental notes works with Art Start to provide live music for the youth and their families in one of NYCs local shelters.  part of the ART START summer series, ART SAVES LIVES.

Monday, August 1st, 2011

ART START
Art Saves Lives - 730pm
LIFE shelter (private event)
new york, new york [map]
Price: free

mental notes works with Art Start to provide live music for the youth and their families

in one of NYCs local shelters.  part of the ART START summer series, ART SAVES LIVES.

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Roarks Tavern
back to roarks - 10pm
14 Landfield Ave,
monticello, ny 12701
usa [map]

Mental Notes will include

David Dovo (bass)

Harvey Valdes (guitar)

Eran Asias (drums)

spirit on vocals

we hit at 10 and end at 2am

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

the afrikan poetry theater
8pm
176-03 Jamaica Avenue
queens, ny 11432
usa [map]
Price: donation

spiritchild set...
commemoration for DJ Metaphysics at free da mic

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Paradise Theater
Bronx Knows AIDS awareness & benefit - 3pm
215 Grand
Paonia, CO 81428
(970) 527-6610 [map]
Price: free
featuring spiritchild of mental notes
The Event: The Bronx Knows Concert

    * Date /Time
          o Saturday, June 25, 2011; 3:00-5:00pm
    * Location
          o The Paradise Theater on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx
    * Purpose of event  
          o To mark the end of a successful initiative
    * Intended audience
          o Bronx residents will receive a ticket to the concert when they get tested for HIV with one of The Bronx Knows community partners between May 27th and June 24th.  The Bronx Knows partners will have mobile testing units outside of the theater on the day of the concert to allow anyone who has not yet tested to get tested and gain entry to the concert.   

 

The concert will be co-hosted by Hot 97 radio station and will showcase local Bronx talent including dancers, singers, spoken word artists, slam poets, and other performers.

Friday, June 24th, 2011

MoCADA
Furee Benefit after party - 930p
80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, New York
USA [map]
Price: donation

spiritchild set...
to help you start your weekend right, join us for The Don't Speak Easy Party at MoCADA to celebrate the cast and crew of the musical with performances by NeNe Ali, Mo Beasley, Camille A. Brown, Division X and spiritchild of Mental Notes.

Proceeds from this special evening will contribute to our current campaigns for a more inclusive, vibrant and egalitarian Brooklyn. Through a combination of leadership development, mobilization and political education, we’re organizing for  community-led, sustainable development in Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn.

By attending the musical and making a contribution, you help FUREE address barriers to real employment opportunities for adults and youth of color, preserve and increase access to low-income housing and intensify our role in local and national coalitions to build the power of low-income communities of color as both voters and grassroots leaders.

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Manny's on Second
Art Start Fundraiser Art Saves Lives - 8pm
1770 second avenue, near 92nd street
New York, NY
USA [map]

spiritchild set... k-swift, carly

FUNdraiser for Art Start! http://www.therightbraincampaign.org/ Hello ART START Family! For those you new to ART START this will be news to you, for our ART START vets, this is just a reminder about our FUNdraising party on Friday June 24th at Manny's On 2nd - http://www.mannysonsecond.com/ Manny's is generously donating their entire second floor of the bar and an outside terrace for this FUNdraiser Party!

Several of our musicians and performers from our ART START family will be performing and some of our artists will be bringing their art we'll have some poerty read as well! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE invite ALL of your friends now and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - send them multiple reminders about this, don't feel bad about hounding them- you should guilt trip them into coming to a FUN(draiser) to help homeless kids- its frickin' homeless kids the least they can do is come to support ART START and have FUN(draiser). We're charging $7 at the door, all proceeds going to ART START and its just going to be one big awesome pARTy! We'll also have some sort of raffle or contest going to raise more FUN(ds) as well. The success of this FUN(draiser) is in your hands my friends - its up to each and every one of you to not only come, but to bring a gaggle of friends with you and FUN(draiser) will be had by all! Thanks so much for taking the time to read this! You can use the attached poster to promote the party. Thanks for you support!

I look forward to seeing all of you and your many friends on June 24th@8pm! P.S- Don't forget that we've launched our monthly donor campaign! Could you call PLEASE copy and post this on all of your facebook pages? I've made it easy for you, just copy and paste this: Dear Friends, Help Us Help Kids in Homeless Shelters and other At Risk Youth! For as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a week you can make a huge difference! Please donate to the monthly donor campaign for@ART START! EVERY DOLLAR HELPS! THANKS & PASS THIS ON to everybody you know! http://www.therightbraincampaign.org/ Thanks guys and In case you didn't know the @ before the ART START links us to your post so I can "like" it and thank you!

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Mercury Lounge
Blue Note Jazz Festival - 730pm
217 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 260-4700 [map]
Price: 15
Blue Note Jazz Festival - Hip-Hop Jazz
Mental Notes sets it off with spring vibes and summer heat.
celebrate spirit & david dovo's b'earthday with us at Mercury Lounge

Igmar Thomas & The Cypher (feat. Special Guest Marcus Strickland & Raydar Ellis)
10:30
The Lee Morgan Story (feat. John Robinson & Ben Williams)
9:30
Mental Notes (featuring eran asias on drums and harold fro davis on guitar)
8:30
Spokinn Movement
7:30
Igmar Thomas & Cypher and The Lee Morgan Story are produced in association with Revive Da Live.

doors open at 7pm
21plus

visit www.xspiritmental.com now for free album download of through sips of love & hallucinations. only available til july 11th. also for ticket info for jazz fest.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Erreichbar
Movement In Motion Berlin Jam Session - 11pm
(Reichenbergerstraße63A Berlin Kreuzberg)
Berlin, Germany
Germany [map]
Price: 2-4 euro

spiritchild on hip hop beyond struggle european tour alongside  
Mal Eleve
Pazifesto
Sista Zoum
1. Juni Movement in Motion Jam @ Erreichbar (Reichenbergerstraße63A Berlin Kreuzberg)
8:30pm Food and open session (indoor/outdoor)
11pm: live acts
1am..party....

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Café V lese Krymská 12
autentickým hiphopem Hip Hop Beyond Struggle European Spring Tour - 8pm
Krymská 12, Praha 10,
Praha, Praha
Cz [map]
Price: 70Kc

spiritchild je newyorský poetry slamer a MC.
Pochází z Bronxu a v soucasnosti patrí k celním
predstavitelum aktuální brooklynské scény alternativního hiphopu.
Jako clen aktivistické organizace Movement in Motion. Je znám jako
politicky angažovaný básník a hiphoper, bojující za práva menšin a utlacovaných - ve svých textech je schopen žive reflektovat sociální nespravedlnosti soucasné americké politiky , stejne jako mluvit o
každodenosti v brooklynském sousedství.

Tento vecer je vyjímecným kontaktem s autentickým hiphopem,
tak , jak ho u nás v Evrope mužeme spatrit jen zrídka.
www.myspace.com/spiritchildmentalnotes/music/songs/equivalent-to-none-24676317

Instant Colletctive je
audiovizuální fyzickej elektornickej a hlavne jam!
A: Jak dlouhý to bude?
B: smích
A: 15minut, 40 minut, 2 hodiny?
B: Smích
A:
B: 11 hodin , nebo pul hodiny
A: smích

Vstup treba 70Kc

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Buntes Wochenende 2011 - Jugendkulturtag
Buntes Wochenende 2011 - Jugendkulturtag - 3pm
"Rockzipfel" (Grieser Spitz)
Regensburg, Bavaria
Germany [map]
Price: freiheit

spiritchild on hip hop beyond struggle european tour spring 2011 festival sat and sunday Am 28.( von 15 bis 22 Uhr ) und 29. Mai 2011 (von 12 bis 18 Uhr) ist es endlich wieder so weit, zum fünften mal findet das "Bunte Wochenende" am Grieser Spitz statt. Am Samstag findet ein Bandaustausch mit Gruppen aus Berlin und Brixen statt. HipHop- und Punkbands spielen in Regensburg, und im Gegenzug können Regensburger Bands in Berlin und Brixen auftreten. Als besonderes Highlight spielt die New Yorker Rapper Spirit Child. Folgendes Lineup wird dort zu sehen sein: Karoma (HipHop, Berlin) Konta (HipHop, Berlin) Subminia (Crossover/Ska, Brixen) Planta (HipHop, Brixen) Nachbarschafts Crew (HipHop, Regensburg) Spirit Child (HipHop / New York) Holy Kings (Punk, Regensburg) Am Sonntag ist Familientag. Wir freuen uns auf zahlreiches erscheinen!!!

Friday, June 16th, 2017

The Westbury Inn
xspiritmental maroons indigenous black free(dom) dance party III - 10p
673 Flatbush Avenue
brooklyn, ny [map]
Price: free

XSPIRITMENTAL MAROONS INDIGENOUS BLACK 
free(dom) dance party III (every third black friday)
fri, June 16 10pm till

because of you we got another spin, back to black. 

Spiritchild - dj xspiritmental; soundscape, ambiance, mood setter transmitter 
Nejma Shea - emcee; modern day ancient griot, soul inspirer 

featuring The Money's on the 1 & 2's
Victoria Dane (V-Money) & Mike MilkMoney (Milk Money)
just added special guest revolutionary Dj Asere Bello 

we work hard, we party hard. we revolutionize, we socialize. we actualize, we realize. 
we nurture, we freak shit up. we culture, we funk it up. chill out, wild out, be free.

Urban Art Beat
A New Black Arts Movement
still raising funds for Rikers, our summercamp and continous work with the youth, so drink and party for a cause, never just cause but for a just cause.

xspiritmental.com anewblackartsmovement.com
#revolutionary #queer #freak #guiltypleasure #taboo #funk #hiphop#dancehall #afrobeat #worldtraveling

Friday, January 27th, 2017

james street gastropub and speakeasy
Year of the Rooster with The Afro Yaqui Music Collective featuring spitichild (NYC) and Gizelxanath - 8pm
422 Foreland St,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212 [map]
Price: 12 adv 15 door

Year of the Rooster with
The Afro Yaqui Music Collective
featuring spitichild (NYC) and Gizelxanath

Come bring 2017 in cross-cultural style as we enter the Year of the Rooster at the James Street Ballroom.
The Afro Yaqui Music Collective will be performing works by the late, guggenheim award-winning Fred Ho, whose revolutionary Moneky Orchestra combined grooving jazz-funk with Peking Opera styles and wild improvisation. Met Opera soprano Gizelxanath Rodriguez will be singing a fusion between Peking Opera, Indigenous Yaqui music and the jazz-blues tradition that will bring 2017 in swining. 

The band will be joined by hip-hop artist and activist spiritchild from Brooklyn, who is long been an activist in movements of Afro-Asian solidarity in fighting back racism and police brutalitiy.
The Afro Yaqui Music Collective is a 9-piece outfit which descends from Fred Ho's Afro Asian revolutionary ensembles and musical concepts. Led by Ben Barson, Ho's Baritone protege who "he felt has the heft and sound to represent [Ho's] assertive approach (The New York Times)," the band will include alumni's of Ho's groups such as trumpet maestro Mark McGowan and trombonist Aaron Johnson, as well as a new generation of musical innovators.

DOOR: 7 PM
MUSIC: 8 PM
COVER: $12 adv./ $15 Door

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Cuyler Gore Park
Brooklyn for Peace and Justice Fair - 12-5pm
near fulton & lafayette
brooklyn, New York
United States [map]
Price: free

Join us for a free, community peace and justice fair! 

There will be music, theater, discussion, spoken word, art, children's activities, yoga, meditation, know your rights information, games, button making, and information on peace and justice issues.

How to get there:
Train: C to Lafayette/Fulton); G to Fulton;Lafayette; 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/R/Q/LIRR to Atlantic Terminal (7-10 min walking distance)
Bus: B25, B26, B52 (stops right at the park), B69 to Vanderbilt & Fulton (3 blocks away)

FREE!!

All are welcome! Child-friendly event!

Schedule of events

Music by
1:00 pm:spiritchild
3:00 pm:megaciph
3:30 pm:Eve Silber
4:15 pm: Filthy Rotten System

Performances by
12:45 pm: Young, Talented and Beautiful
1:45: Bianca’s Dance Academy
2:00 pm Dan Kinch
2:45: JACK Theater presents Modesto “Flako” Jimenez performing an excerpt of “Conversation: How to Make it in Black America, Pt. 1
3:45 Raymond Nat Turner
4:00: Theater Three Collaborative
On the Half Hour: Lone Wolf Tribe
Various Times: People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street

Activities throughout the day in the park

Information on rent laws
Interactive environmental learning activities by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy
What do you know? Quiz Show
Penny Poll: Military spending and the Federal Budget with BFP’s Peace and Economic Justice
Participatory Budgeting Petition with Fort Greene SNAP

Various Times

A poetry circle led by Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church Social Justice Committee
Single Payer Healthcare Listening booth asking people to share their experiences with lack of access to health care, and problems with insurance with Physicians for a National Healthcare Program (2-4 pm)
A Gentrification Tour of Fort Greene led by FUREE (Noon & 2 pm)
Community Speak Out: Come share what’s on your mind. War, the military budget and austerity. Connecting money spent on war to local impact, and asking folks to speak to their personal experiences with how war and militarism have affected them. (11:30 am)
“Chuck Congressman Schumer” joins a presentation on how your tax dollars are being spent.
Speak Out Against Violence Vigil (4:30 pm)

Discussion Circles and Information

Broken windows policing with Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP)
Vote suppression with emphasis on voting apparatus manipulation discussion
Veterans issues with Black Vets for Social Justice
Can we build a peace & justice movement in Fort Greene & Clinton Hill?

Rain Location: Lafayetter Ave Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford St (between Lafayette and Fulton)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

camp friendship
UZN Community Day Respect to the Queenz - 1pm
339 8th St,
brooklyn, NY 11215 [map]
Price: free

Universal Zulu Nation & Camp Friendship Brooklyn
presents
UZN Community Day a Hip Hop Cultural Event: Respect to the QueenZ Vol.3!
www.zulunation.com / www.uznnoble9.com
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SATURDAY MARCH 21, 2015 :: 1:30 PM- 6:30 PM @ Camp Friendship Brooklyn
www.Campfriendshipbrooklyn.com
Featuring all the Core Elements of Hip Hop Culture: MC, DJ, Breakers, Graf Art, BeatBox, Workshops, Family & Community!!
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Hosted By:

~ Ms. K of Urban Art Beat 
www.facebook.com/urbanartbeatnyc

Equipment & Music Provided By:

~ DJ Chela (UZN)
www.chelaonline.com
www.facebook.com/djchela

Photographed by:

~ TBA

Videographed by:

~ TBA

Workshop(s):

~ TBA

Special Guest Appearance By: 

~ TBA

Performances By:

~ Aquila Coulibaly aka Keelah Da Poet
www.facebook.com/QueenismDaMovement

~ ELM Youth 
www.facebook.com/ELMYOUTHGROUP

~ LC The Poet
www.facebook.com/LCthepoetmusic

~ Najmah53 
www.facebook.com/Najmah53

~ Nejma Shea
www.facebook.com/MCNEJMASHEA

~ Nene Ali 
www.facebook.com/pages/NeNe-Ali-Poet/158818860094

~ Selima 
www.facebook.com/S.A.Y.SELIMA

~ Sole Rebel 
www.facebook.com/thesolerebel

~ Ty Black 
www.facebook.com/pages/TY-BLACK/127689693412

~ Xilomen 
www.facebook.com/pages/Xilomen/275290809180456

~ More TBA!!

Dance Sets By:

~ Niara
www.facebook.com/whoisniara 

~ More TBA!!

Live Art By:

~ Sole Rebel 
www.facebook.com/thesolerebel

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Sponsors/Supporters:

~ Universal Zulu Nation (UZN)
www.zulunation.com / www.zulufaces.com

~ Camp Friendship Brooklyn
www.Campfriendshipbrooklyn.com

~ Guerrilla Republik (GREP)
www.guerrillarepublik.org

~ Movement In Motion (MinM)
www.movementinmotion.com

~ New York State of Mind
www.facebook.com/NYStateOfMind1

~ Global Block Foundation
www.facebook.com/GlobalBlock

~ Visual Caffeine
www.vimeo.com/visualcaffeine

~ Urban Art Beat 
www.facebook.com/urbanartbeatnyc

~ DJ Chela 
www.chelaonline.com
www.facebook.com/djchela

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FREE for all ages and for all FREE!!!

SUBWAY:

F, G,R trains to 9th Street & 4th Avenues (about a 3 block walk)

BUS:

B61 & B63 to 9th Street & 5th Avenues ( about a 2 block walk)

Driving: (PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING IS VERY HARD TO FIND)

www.hopstop.com/search

Camp Friendship Brooklyn
339 8th Street (btwn. 5th & 6th Avenues) 
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC 11215

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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1pm
Price: free

Universal Zulu Nation & Camp Friendship Brooklyn
presents
UZN Community Day a Hip Hop Cultural Event: Respect to the QueenZ Vol.3!
www.zulunation.com / www.uznnoble9.com
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SATURDAY MARCH 21, 2015 :: 1:30 PM- 6:30 PM @ Camp Friendship Brooklyn
www.Campfriendshipbrooklyn.com
Featuring all the Core Elements of Hip Hop Culture: MC, DJ, Breakers, Graf Art, BeatBox, Workshops, Family & Community!!
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Hosted By:

~ Ms. K of Urban Art Beat 
www.facebook.com/urbanartbeatnyc

Equipment & Music Provided By:

~ DJ Chela (UZN)
www.chelaonline.com
www.facebook.com/djchela

Photographed by:

~ TBA

Videographed by:

~ TBA

Workshop(s):

~ TBA

Special Guest Appearance By: 

~ TBA

Performances By:

~ Aquila Coulibaly aka Keelah Da Poet
www.facebook.com/QueenismDaMovement

~ ELM Youth 
www.facebook.com/ELMYOUTHGROUP

~ LC The Poet
www.facebook.com/LCthepoetmusic

~ Najmah53 
www.facebook.com/Najmah53

~ Nejma Shea
www.facebook.com/MCNEJMASHEA

~ Nene Ali 
www.facebook.com/pages/NeNe-Ali-Poet/158818860094

~ Selima 
www.facebook.com/S.A.Y.SELIMA

~ Sole Rebel 
www.facebook.com/thesolerebel

~ Ty Black 
www.facebook.com/pages/TY-BLACK/127689693412

~ Xilomen 
www.facebook.com/pages/Xilomen/275290809180456

~ More TBA!!

Dance Sets By:

~ Niara
www.facebook.com/whoisniara 

~ More TBA!!

Live Art By:

~ Sole Rebel 
www.facebook.com/thesolerebel

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Sponsors/Supporters:

~ Universal Zulu Nation (UZN)
www.zulunation.com / www.zulufaces.com

~ Camp Friendship Brooklyn
www.Campfriendshipbrooklyn.com

~ Guerrilla Republik (GREP)
www.guerrillarepublik.org

~ Movement In Motion (MinM)
www.movementinmotion.com

~ New York State of Mind
www.facebook.com/NYStateOfMind1

~ Global Block Foundation
www.facebook.com/GlobalBlock

~ Visual Caffeine
www.vimeo.com/visualcaffeine

~ Urban Art Beat 
www.facebook.com/urbanartbeatnyc

~ DJ Chela 
www.chelaonline.com
www.facebook.com/djchela

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FREE for all ages and for all FREE!!!

SUBWAY:

F, G,R trains to 9th Street & 4th Avenues (about a 3 block walk)

BUS:

B61 & B63 to 9th Street & 5th Avenues ( about a 2 block walk)

Driving: (PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING IS VERY HARD TO FIND)

www.hopstop.com/search

Camp Friendship Brooklyn
339 8th Street (btwn. 5th & 6th Avenues) 
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC 11215

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Juz Königswiesen
Hip Hop Brunch - 2pm
Dr.-Gessler-Str. 22,
Regensburg, Bavaria 93051
Germany
+49 941 5073552 [map]
Price: 5 euro

Jugendzentrum Königswiesen hat den New Yorker Rapper spiritchild zu Gast und läd zum großen Hip Hop Wochenende mit Workshops und dem Hip Hop Brunch ein. 

Workshop Tag Samstag (13.00 - 20.00)

Hip Hop History: spiritchild wird uns ein kleiner Einblick in die Entstehungeschichte der Hip Hop Kultur geben, und all unsere Fragen zum Thema Gangs - Gangsterrap und Co beantworten. Der Vortrag ist auf Englisch und wird vom Berliner Rapper Simple One für uns übersetzt. (Eintritt Frei)



Der folgende Workshop kostet 5 € pro Person. 

Anmeldung für Jugendliche ab 12 Jahren unter Jugendzentrum Königswiesen Tel. 0941/5073552


- Writing / Rap Technik 

Hierbei lernt ihr eure eigenen Texte zu schreiben, und könnt gemeinsam mit Spirit Child und einer Songwriterin an eurer Rap Technik feilen. 

- Tonstudio

Ihr erhaltet anschließend die Möglichkeit aus den geschriebenen Texten einen gemeinsamen Song in unserem Jugendtonstudio unter professioneller Anleitung aufzunehmen. 




Workshop Tag Sonntag und Hip Hop Brunch 
(Eintritt frei!) 

Performance Workshop 12.00 - 14.00 Uhr 

Für unsere Nachwuchs Rapper und Rapperinnen gibt es hier die Möglichkeit gemeinsam mit dem Rapper Spirit Child auf unserem Hip Hop Brunch aufzutreten. Während dem Performance Workshop werdet ihr auf euren Auftritt vorbereitet und von unserem Profis aus der Musikszene gecoached. 


Hip Hop Brunch 14.00 - 18.00 Uhr

Wie gewohnt findet unsere Hip Hop Brunch auf dem Gelände des Jugendzentrums statt. Unsere Graffiti Hall steht allen Künstlern zur Verfügung und kann an diesem Tag frei gestaltet werden. Wir lassen die Hip Hop Herzen höher schlagen und bietet euch dieses Mal einen Live Auftritt von Rapper Spirit Child sowie unserem Hip Hop Nachwuchs die Möglichkeit für Live Auftritte. 
Für unsere Freestyle MC´s wird es wieder eine große Freestyle Cypha geben. Für gute Mukke sorgt unser DJ. Fühlt euch willkommen.

Eintritt Frei! Pizza und Getränke kosten was. 

Wir freuen uns auf euch!
JUZ Königswiesen Team