UP Coming:

WORLD UP is proud to support First Fridays @ The Bronx Museum!!...

First Fridays @ The Bronx Museum

FRIDAY November 2nd 
First Fridays @ The Bronx Museum 

Another Installment of First Fridays @ the Bronx Museum with an all star lineup including Jeru The Damaja, Rebel Diaz, PattyDukes, Rephstar, Eli Efi, Meswy, and DJ Chela

Bronx Rap is Back!

Celebrating Hip Hop History Month.
Honoring Bronx´s own Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation.

November 2nd, 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Free!!! No Cover!!! (All AGES Welcomed)

Hosted by Jeru The Damaja

DJ Chela in the 1's and 2's

Patty Dukes and RephStar accompanied by DJ Jedi

Rebel Diaz

Eli Efi ( Brazil )

Meswy ( Spain )

The Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse @ 165th St. Bronx D & B Train to 167 St/Grand Concourse 4 Train to Yankee Stadium


First Fridays! are organized by The Bronx Museum of the Arts in collaboration with Asho Productions, Inc


September/October 07:

WORLD UP is proud to sponsor TIL THE BREAK OF DAWN!!...


A celebrated genius of the one man show, Danny has perfected each of the ten characters in his outrageously funny and explosive new play.

Set in the summer of 2001, Till the Break of Dawn chronicles a group of activists - teachers and artists - who attend a hip hop festival in Havana and find there struggling Cubans, global Hip Hip youths, and even a Black Panther in exile - a woman who challenges (and ultimately strengthens) the New Yorkers' commitments to activism and to each other.

At the dawn of a turbulent new era, Danny's crew learns that only after traveling far from home can they put their lives in perspective - and only then can their true education in the politics of social change begin.

"Till the Break of Dawn succeeds at making politics and social relevancy cool again..."
-- NYTheatre.com

"Funny! This play reminds us why Hoch made such a splash as a writer and performer!"
-- Charles Isherwood, New York Times

"Highly engaging and thought-provoking -- a testament to Hoch s excellent writing and directing abilities."
-- AllHipHop.com


the Culture Project Proudly Presents

  SEPTEMBER 13th - October 21st

Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement:
466 Grand Street

August 07:

WORLD UP is proud to sponsor GRITA||SAYSOMETHING!!...



BocaFloja (Mexico), Intifada (Puerto Rico), Rebel Diaz (Chile/Chicago) and straight out of Boston/Liberia/PR, The Foundation Movement come together Sunday, August 19th to hip-hop-politic – that is, share the platform that is Sounds of Brasil (SOB’s) in New York City and --- GRITA||SAY SOMETHING!! What will you say (and do)?


future roots proudly presents:

New York City August 19th, 2007

Sunday, August 19th, Doors 7pm show 8pm
SOBs 204 Varick Street, NYC

$12 advanced, $15 at the door tickets at the box office or ticketmaster.com DIRECTIONS

May/June 07:

Once again WORLD UP is proud to sponsor the annual LOVING DAY CELEBRATION...
we know its not HIP-HOP but damn its LOVE + CIVIL RIGHTS... which might as well be HIP-HOP.


Loving Day 40th Anniversary Celebrations!

Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia (1967), the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in the United States! The biggest celebration will be held in New York City on Sunday, June 10th. This event and other Loving Day events nationwide are listed on the Loving Day website:
for more info check http://www.lovingday.org/list_of_celebrations.htm


Loving Day proudly presents:

40th Anniversary Loving Day Celebration
New York City 2007

Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in the U.S.

FREE BBQ - Free all day long!
FREE BEER - Free TIGER BEER for the 1st hour!
FREE ICE CREAM - Free Ben & Jerry’s for the 1st hour!
FREE MUSIC - Tyler Askew (Rude/MFT)
RAFFLE - Great Prizes!

No Cover * Giveaways * Everyone is Welcome * All Ages (21+ to drink) * Family Friendly * Multicultural * International * Rain or Shine

Sunday, June 10th, 3-7pm at Solar 1:
East River Waterfront at East 23rd St, NYC

Please RSVP: [email protected]
For more info, visit: www.lovingday.org


SUBWAY: 6 Train to 23rd, then M23 bus or walk east past Ave C & FDR. Look for the Gulf gas station. Or, L train to 1st Ave: walk N. to 23rd.
BY CAR: from the south, FDR to 20-23 St. exit. Right on Ave C, right on 23rd as if going to the Gulf gas station, then service road to Solar 1.
RAIN LOCATION: The Delancey (168 Delancey Street). F train to Delancey or J train to Essex. Please note: the Delancey is 21+ with valid ID.

Many thanks to our sponsors:
Solar One, Ben & Jerry's, Vincent Longo, Zipcar, Good, World Up, Rude, Puma, TIGER BEER 

H2O [Hip-Hop Odyssey] International Film Festival (H2OIFF)
May 31 - June 17
New York City will be the home of the largest Hip-Hop film festival in the world, screening over 100 media pieces. This year’s movie line-up will include the premieres of:
Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang
I Love Hip-Hop in Morocco
Waters Rising
Mr. Devious (South Africa)
Guilty Or Innocent of Using the N Word (USA/UK)
Holy Hip-Hop
Hiphopistan (Turkey)
Ghostride The Whip: The Hyphy Movement
Frekuencia Colombiana (Colombia)
Living The Hiplife (USA/Ghana)
Remixed In Japan (Japan)
Skip Hop (Australia)
South Coast (UK)
and wtf: an okaymentary
download the schedule HERE 
C H E C K  the F L Y E R  HERE 
The festival culminates with the Odyssey Awards extravaganza hosted by Hip-Hop Powerhouse, Ed Lover and legendary Comedian, Paul Mooney on Tupac Shakurs Birthday. Sponsored by QD3 Entertainment, World Up!, Lyrics To Go, AllHiphop.com, African Ancestry, Cedwick and Cedar and Powerhouse Books.

Celebrating 30 Years of Crash Crew, 25 Years of Cold Crush, and 25 Years of Public Enemy. Hip-Hop Celebrities will pay special tributes to the Best Hip-Hop Actor, Ice-T; Trailblazers, Ralph McDaniels, Charlie Ahearn, and Ernest Dickerson; and Legends, Grand Wizard Theodore, Sandra “Lady Pink” Fabara, and the First Lady of Hip-Hop, Cindy Campbell. Some of the presenters include: Fab 5 Freddy, Davey D, Rosa Clemente, Joe Conzo, Dana Dane, Michaela Davis, Rob Swift, Harry Allen, Immortal Technique, Londell McMillan, Grouchy Greg, Anwan Glover, Roxanne Shante, DJ Beverly Bond, Bizarre Royal, and Dres from Blacksheep. 

for more info check www.worldup.org/events

March 07:

March 30, 31 and April 1 - WORLD UP, Trinity College, Nomadic Wax & Sol Productions Present:
The 2nd Annual Trinity International Hip Hop Festival

March 30, 31 and April 1
Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Les Nubians Headlines Weekend of Performances, Workshops, and Panel Discussions

The festival on the Trinity College campus will welcome a diverse range of artists to Hartford from Africa, Europe, Latin America, Australia and the Caribbean, including Iraqi-born Narcy, Senegalese Omzo, the Brazilian Eli Efi, and French/West African supergroup Les Nubians.
click HERE

For full festival line up and more information check out the Festival Website

February 07:

Thursday, 15th February - Ruas De São Paulo: A Survey of Brazilian Street Art
@ Hiro Ballroom, 363 W. 16th St. (@ 9th Ave.),
NYC Featuring:
featuring artists Boleto, Fefe, Highraff, Kboco, Onesto, Speto, Titi Freak, and Zezo.

DJ Greg Caz of the Brooklyn Beat
Click for show Poster HERE

January 07:

Saturday Jan. 6th - Maga Bo Mixtape Release & Benefit party!

9:00 PM @ Winston Unity Center, 235 W. 23rd St, Btwn 7th & 8th Aves, NYC
Trains: C/E or 1/9 to 23rd Street

Narcy (IRAQ), Beenchoumy (HAITI),
Pesu (JAPAN), MC Polo (ITALY), El Gambina (KOREA),
Beatboxer Entertainment (GLOBAL),

DJs: Boo, Maga Bo, XXXChange (spankrock)

$5-10 Cover Sliding Scale


Click HERE To Read the Press Release.


Saturday Dec. 16th - Bling & Blood
Benefit for Nah We Yone: "Striving to Improve the welfare of displaced Africans"
w/ Wanlov the Kubolor (Ghana/Romania), Sheba (Eithiopia & The Islands), Juggla (New Jersey), Chosan (Sierra Leone), & Gibril the Afrikan (Ghana/Sierra Leone)

8pm @ Lava Gina, 116 Ave C, NYC The Flyer


October 1st and 2nd - CURUMIN
Quannum Projects and World Up present: CURUMIN

CURUMIN is back!!...this time with no visa problems. Curumin is one of the best new brazilian artists. Curumin combines Hip-Hop, Samba, Funk, Soul with modern production. This is a rare US performance and the only shows on the east coast.

October 1st
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette St.
9pm and 11:30pm

October 2nd
62 Ave C (b/w 4th and 5th)

October 12th - "VH1's Hip-Hop Honors Week"
The Hip Hop Association (H2A) presents Wholetrain, a film by Florian Gagg. Wholetrain tells the story of four young graffiti artists fighting for fame and respect at any price. When another crew injures their honor it leads to a heated creative conflict. The KSB-crew sets off to spray an entire commuter train (a "Wholetrain"), unleashing a chain of events that will change their lives forever.
Following the screening, Q&A; with Martha Diaz, Marcella Runell, Toni Blackman, Ebenezer Bond, Michael Cirelli, Omowale Adewale. This event is in collaboration with SOHH, Urban Word, GAME, and World Up! and Freestyle Union

ImaginAsian Theater
239 59th Street

October 21st - "The United Nations and Hip-Hop: Making a Difference Together"
The first ever program during UN Week featuring the contributions of the Hip-Hop community in accord with the mission of the United Nations. The panel will have Hip-Hop Ambassadors that are committed to using Hip-Hop culture as a tool for community empowerment, social awareness and unity. Participants include Dr. Rev. James White (Hip-Hop Congress), Andrew Ryan (Hip Hop Matters), Mazi Mutafa (Words, Beats, and Life Incorporated), Tracy Press (Powerful Beyond Measure), Ebenezer Bond (World Up) and Martha Diaz (Hip-Hop Association) as the moderator.

University of California Washington DC Center
1608 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036


- World Up co-sponsors: "WHY CAN'T AMERICA HAVE HUMAN RIGHTS?"
A public forum to strengthen connections and build a human rights movement in the United States. Presented by BREAKTHROUGH and Mission and Social Justice of The Riverside Church:

Thursday, September 14th, 6:30 pm

The Nave at The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, New York

Featuring Social Justice Leaders, Performers, Comedians, Musicians including:
Reverend Dr. James A. Forbes Jr.
Larry Cox of Amnesty International USA
Mallika Dutt of Breakthrough
La Bruja
DJ Spooky
Roger Bonair Agard
Nasry Malak
Blackout Arts Collective
Sister Aisha Al-Adawiya of Women in Islam and CAIR NY
Aarti Shahani of Families for Freedom
Silvia Henriquez of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Rights
Ajamu Baraka of the United States Human Rights Network
Mary Beth Maxwell of American Rights at Work
Joo-Hyun Kang of The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Kent Lebsock of the American Indian Law Alliance
Rabbi Michael Feinberg of the Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
The Riverside Inspirational Choir

September 24th CANCELED - CitySol
: World Up presents Urban Ryhthms
New Sounds of Youth from around the Globe.

Friday, September 29th - War and Peace
World Up, Dynamic Magazine, and Graphonic present:


The task of art is enormous... Art should cause violence to be set aside. And it is only art that can accomplish this. -Leo Tolstoy

Opening Reception: Friday, September 29th, 6-10pm
The Brecht Forum
451 West Street, NYC 10014

Dynamic Magazine, Graphonic, & World Up are pleased to present WAR AND PEACE, a group art show where an international collective of celebrated contemporary artists are asked to personally interpret the themes of war and peace in today’s tumultuous world. WAR AND PEACE seeks to provoke and generate discussion. Taboos and common perceptions will be challenged. Questions proposed. Is the price for “peace” sometimes too high? Can a war ever be justified? How does conflict affect the human psyche? What is the revolutionary role of art and popular culture in politics? Each artist offers a unique perspective that reflects the diversities and complexities of converging cultures and backgrounds. And the installation is not limited to any one medium either. The artwork ranges from interactive conceptual pieces, to disturbingly powerful black and white photography, to paintings and prints at the very cusp of the street art and design movements.

Exhibiting artists include: Aiko (AKA Faile), Bast, Boogie, Dylan Maddux, Nikki McClure, Oscar Riquelme, Brent Rollins, Jackie Salloum, Joanna Seitz, Kyle Goen <<WAR AND PEACE >>

July & August:

taking a break for reaserching/sleeping/going to live shows aka woodshedding


Loving Day June 11th
Proud Sponsor of Loving Day New York 2006….so come celebrate Loving Day with us, Sunday June 11th 3pm - 7pm at the Delancey 168 Delancey Street.
This year is the 39th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme
Court decision that legalized interracial couples nationwide. You're
invited to join us at celebrations in New York City, Los Angeles,
Berkeley, Chicago, Portland, and Eugene. Visit the Loving Day website
for complete


CitySol June 25th
World Up is a proud sponsor of thie years CitySol festival, a free outdoor festival series celebrating New York City’s own creative, cosmopolitan brand of environmentalism. CitySol is inspired by the belief that a greener New York will only be achieved by unleashing—not taming—the city’s endless energy
The kickoff CitySol event on June 25th, will feature the musical talent of a number of rock, Hip-Hop, and electronic artists including Bennchoumy, Japanther, the Occasion, Tomorrow’s Friends, Aa, Parts and Labor and more guests and DJs still to be named. At 4pm, CitySol will be honored to have Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer address the audience. Musical lineups for subsequent events will be listed on the CitySol website (www.citysol.org) as they are confirmed.


World Up + Dynamic Magazine + Upper Playground + Graphonic =
War and Peace @ Supreme Trading 05/27/06

"WAR AND PEACE" (sneak preview) May 27-30 "War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves." -- Leo Tolstoy A group art show of photographs, drawings, paintings, posters and more from a celebrated collective of artists interpreting the themes of "war" and "peace". Each artist offers a unique perspective that reflects the diversities and complexities of converging cultures and backgrounds. WAR AND PEACE seeks to provoke and generate discussion. Taboos and common perceptions will be challenged. Questions proposed. Is the price for "peace" sometimes too high? Can a war ever be justified? How does conflict affect the human psyche? What is the role of art and popular culture in politics?
Opening Night Reception:
Sat., May 27th
Special Musical Performances:
MC Narcy (Euphrates): Iraq/Canada
Okai: Haiti/USA
Bennchoumy: Haiti Featured Artists: Aiko (AKA Faile), Bast, Leola Bermanzohn, Boogie, Samantha Casolari, Robbie Conal, J. Mikal Davis, Graphonic, Dylan Maddux, Mear, Kyle Goen, Brent Rollins, Oscar Riquelme, Jackie Salloum, Joanna Seitz, Junko Shimizu, Lenny Silverberg Curated by: Sophie Landres & Santi Suthinithet Venue: Supreme Trading
213 N 8th St, Brooklyn
(Between Roebling Street & Driggs Ave)

For more info about the sponsors:
www.dynamicmag.org, www.graphonic.com,
www.worldup.org, www.upperplayground.com


Nomadic Wax and World Up! and Rapoets Co-Produce a ground breaking weekend of International Hip-Hop at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
Friday April 21st
Saturday April 22nd
Sunday April 23rdJoin us for a FREE weekend of incredible music, art, dance & film.
Trinity College is located at 300 Summit Street Hartford, Connecticut.
Please visit www.trinityhiphop.org for a full schedule of events. All ages' welcome. Hip-Hop has gone global! Time to celebrate the 30year anniversary of the culture and just how important this common cultural current is. This unique three-day event aims to do just that, celebrate & educate. The weekend boasts a line up of performers from Brazil, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Haiti, India, Mexico, Iraq, Korea, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Australia, France, Uganda, and more. Performances will be in more than seven languages, Spanish, Swahili, and Portuguese among them. Fresh and multi-lingual! Along with film, art, live graffiti & b-boying there is something for all.
There will be several award-winning Hip-Hop documentaries being screened as well as spoken word and dance performances. Add world-renowned lecturer! s, artists leading discussions on the future of Hip-Hop music and c ulture, the role Hip-Hop plays in increasing social and political awareness, and women in Hip-Hop, and the weekend will most definitely be far more than just a show. "We're planning a weekend celebration of diverse music, dance, film, and spoken word traditions," says Magee McIlvaine a current Trinity student lead organizer. Well put Magee, it will be crazy fun.
Festival sponsors include: Nomadic Wax, World Up!, H2A & H2O, Undergroundhiphop.com, Chartwells, and Alchemy Juice Bar. For Press inquires contact: Connie Wohn at [email protected]
For a full schedule of events, film & panels: www.trinityhiphop.org


-Tuesday March 21st!!!!-
World Up!, Quannum Projects, and Nossa Design present:
CURUMIN (quannum projects/ybrasil)

Venue: NUBLU
62 Ave C (b/w 4th and 5th)
CURUMIN (quannum projects/ybrasil)
In our opinion, CURUMIN is one of the best new brazilian artists. Curumin combines Hip-Hop, Samba, Funk, Soul with modern production. This is a rare US performance and the first official show in NYC.
also featuring:
DJ Sujinho and Cassiano (Nossa Musica NYC/Sao Paulo/Rio de Janeiro)
... spinning the bitrate baile funk booty bass
sponsored by Leblon Cachaca.
as if that wasn't enough....


February 9th, 2006 at SOBs

Information courtesy of DJ Asho
2nd Annual Hip Hop Festival at SOB'S
Thursday, February 9th
Hosted by:
Jeru the Damaja
Hurricane G. (NY/Puerto Rico)
El Meswy (NY/Spain)
LF (Brasil)
Gente Jodida (Spain)
Temperamento (MA/PR)
Nomah (Spain)
Pirata Ruff Ryders/(PR)
Music by:
DJ Asho (Cuba)
Freddy Rey (Guatemala)
Doors Open: 8pm
17 to Party, 21 to Drink
$10Adv/$14door * Ticketmaster
204 Varick [email protected]
212.243.4940 www.sobs.com 1/9to Houston