About Us

Founded in 2004, World Up is a non-profit organization (501c3 pending) dedicated to educating the public about international cultures, and issues that affect the global community through Hip-Hop and its related musics. Through our ongoing events, educational programming, and our annual music festival, we are actively promoting and fostering diversity, cross-cultural understanding, and social change through Hip-Hop culture.

World Up is run by a group of volunteers who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures but share a deep love for Hip-Hop and how it is used as a tool for social and political change. We have a well established network of artists, DJ´s, MC´s, Film makers, promoters, activists, and the like around the globe.


Ebenezer Bond, Executive Director
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Connie Wohn, Creative Director
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Aiko Tanaka, Community Outreach and Education
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Eric Camins, Promotions & Event Coordinator
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James Berroyo, Volunteer at Large
Santi Suthinithet, Volunteer at Large
Bintou N’Daw, Volunteer at Large
Yuko Yamamoto, Volunteer at Large
Seth Dolinsky, Volunteer at Large
Sam Wilcox, Volunteer at Large
Erin Young, Volunteer at Large
Megan Williams, Volunteer at Large
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Volunteer at Large
Pedro Sanctos, Volunteer at Large
Alys Kenny, Volunteer at Large
Ruvan Wijesooriya, Volunteer at Large
Casey Kelbaugh, Volunteer at Large
Ken Tanabe, Volunteer at Large
Kyla Fullenwider, Volunteer at Large

Legal Team:

Chitra Aiyar
Shreya Mandal


Advisory Board:

Martha Diaz, Hip-Hop Association
Charlie Ahearn, Wild Style
Victoria Hart-Glavin, Journalist/La Bella Donna

Join the Movement!
World Up is always looking for cool people interested in working with us on developing programs, curriculums, and marketing campaigns in the US and abroad. Volunteers, MCs, DJs, VJs, writers, artists, designers, marketing gurus, illustrators + more. If you would like to be involved or added to our mailing list please contact us at [email protected]

World Up is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of World Up may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. If you would like to get involved or have questions please contact us at [email protected]