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Students from all over New York City will have a live recording session, making music in real time with children in Brazil. On the scene inspiring these budding lyricists? None other than rapper Lupe Fiasco, plus state-of-the-art technology allowing local youth to become citizens of the world through their art.

We call this workshop the Living Remix, and we’ve successfully facilitated it at the New York Department of Education’s Future Now Expo, at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and with an International Arts Delegation, among other NYC events. But this will surely be our biggest, and best ever.

Building on the success of our Living Remix project with DJ Spazecraft, we’re bringing the ambitious, multi-disciplinary workshop to REDU’s Re:Form School. By harnessing the power of hip hop, we are empowering people young and old to tell their stories, and share their hopes, their triumphs and their challenges, through music.


World Up is part of a new wave of organizations devoted to educating students in a way that integrates their interests into the learning process. We engage them in discussions about sophisticated issues in their own communities and around the world, in a more dynamic way than ever—with cutting edge technologies in the classroom. We foster diversity, cross-cultural understanding, and social change. A brief write-up of World Up can be seen here.

REDU’s Re:Form School is an interactive exhibit uniting legions of visual artists to send a loud message that the time has come to fix our ailing public school system.  Participants include Michel Gondry, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Chris Johanson and over a hundred more. Sales of their work will benefit the Urban Arts Partnership.


Education Reform is having its pop-culture moment right now. The movie “Waiting for Superman,” won the Audience Award at Sundance, and the arts community is ready to show this country that we need to change the way we teach; music and the arts can no longer be left out. Artists are change-makers. Musicians move us. We aren’t just hoping for better education in the future, we are reforming school. Join us.


233 Mott Street (at Prince)

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Noon to 3:00 PM, Saturday October 9th, 2010 (Re:Form School galleries stay ‘til 10/11)

We will be documenting this momentous day, and can provide footage upon request. For more information, contact Ariam Sahle  at [email protected]

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