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
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
WORLD UP is proud to sponsor TIL THE BREAK OF DAWN!!...
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..."
"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."
the Culture Project Proudly Presents
TIL THE BREAK OF DAWN
SEPTEMBER 13th - October 21st
Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement:
466 Grand Street
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
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
Mr. Devious (South Africa)
Guilty Or Innocent of Using the N Word (USA/UK)
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
For full festival line up and more information check out the Festival Website
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.
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.
@ Hiro Ballroom, 363 W. 16th St. (@ 9th Ave.),
featuring artists Boleto, Fefe, Highraff, Kboco, Onesto, Speto, Titi Freak, and Zezo.
DJ Greg Caz of the Brooklyn Beat
Click for show Poster HERE
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),
OKAI (BK/HAITI), La Bruja (PUERTO RICO),
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.
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
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.
425 Lafayette St.
9pm and 11:30pm
62 Ave C (b/w 4th and 5th)
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
239 59th Street
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
Roger Bonair Agard
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
July & August:
taking a break for reaserching/sleeping/going to live shows aka woodshedding
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
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.
"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
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:
Friday April 21st
Saturday April 22nd
Sunday April 23rdJoin us for a FREE weekend of incredible music, art, dance &
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
For a full schedule of events, film & panels: www.trinityhiphop.org
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.
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....
Information courtesy of DJ Asho
2nd Annual Hip Hop Festival at SOB'S
Thursday, February 9th
Jeru the Damaja
Hurricane G. (NY/Puerto Rico)
El Meswy (NY/Spain)
Gente Jodida (Spain)
Pirata Ruff Ryders/(PR)
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