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Mar 2nd, 2011

World Up and Reform School

Last October we brought our friend Lupe Fiasco in to help us create a Living Remix Project Session for an amazing pop up art exhibition in lower Manhattan called Re:Form School. At the same time we reached out to producers and remixer in Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, Istanbul, and Johannesburg to take the music ...

Feb 9th, 2011

Announcing W.U. School 2011 (a...

Dear friends, teachers and artists, World Up’s mission is making the world smaller through technology, education and hip hop. In our technology and arts workshops, we’re not just empowering young innovators to participate for a day, we’re teaching them to contribute to the emerging technology based global community. Our method, collaborating with artists, musicians, programmers ...

Oct 22nd, 2010

“Woman Are Heroes” Street ...

World Up prides itself on being ahead of the curve when it comes to global arts and music, while striving to give shine to people that do socially conscious work. So, it’s no wonder that while we knew we’d found something special in “guerilla” street artist JR back in early 2009, the international community is ...

Oct 11th, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Lupe Fiasco talks A...

Over Columbus Day weekend, Lupe Fiasco served as a lyrical master to kids participating in World Up’s Living Remix at  REDU’s Re:FORM School, a pop-up art exhibit raising awareness for education reform in the United States. In a candid interview, he discusses the inspiration he felt from the kids in our Living Remix workshop, his ...

Oct 11th, 2010

Lupe Fiasco and World Up : The...

This past weekend World Up had one of the greatest MCs in the game, Lupe Fiasco, along with Spaze Crafte performing the Living Remix at the Re:Form School. We had live remixes happening all over the globe and we live streamed MagaBo from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil… Who made a sick remix from the beats that were provided live during ...

Oct 11th, 2010

A World Tour: Global Game Chan...

Traveling with a large group of people can be pretty disastrous. Personalities can clash, various cultures and backgrounds can exacerbate a situation, and one-time travel buddies can feel more like mortal enemies by journey’s end. What if you were traveling to another part of the world for the first time in your life, among a ...

Oct 5th, 2010

Media Alert

WHAT 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 ...

Sep 24th, 2010

East 4th Sessions: Ana Tijoux

We are crazy about Chilean MC, Ana Tijoux. She has finally been blowing up recently with nods from all sorts of people like Tiny Desk Concerts A little while ago she stopped through NYC on tour and we had a few minutes to pick her brain for our East 4th Sessions. Enjoy East 4th Sessions: ...

Sep 24th, 2010

World Up on Race: Dear John, T...

The next installment to our collaborative series with J.Love Calderon, this is a not-quite love letter written for Love, Race and Liberation: ‘Til the White Day is Done. The author of this post, Esther Armah, and J.Love, are speaking at the Brecht Forum on September 27th at an event called “Women on the Left; White ...

Sep 24th, 2010

FistUpTV: DJ Leydis + Los Raka...

Our brother Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi of Clenched Fist Productions/FistUp.TV just shot and cut this nice little gem featuring DJ Leydis of Cuba and Los Rakas repping Panama. DJ Leydis: Leydis was born and raised in Cuba. She became involved in the Cuban hip hop movement during its inception and helped organize events, community shows, and a ...

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