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NYC: 7/27 @ Alwan: Fundraiser for Tiny Drops Hip Hop Center & SlumGods

Wed July 27th, 930-midnight  (Immediately after the 2nd Arab & South Asian Short Video Slam at 7pm)
Alwan for the Arts <http://www.alwanfortharts.org/>
16 Beaver St., 4th Floor (b/w broad and broadway), lower manhattan
http://www.alwanforthearts.org/event/770

*$7-$10 Sliding Scale*

Join us to support India-based Tiny Drops Hip Hop Community
Center,<http://tinydrops.org/>which now has locations in Mumbai and Delhi. ¬†Under the care, vision and commitment of Netarpal ‘Heera’ Singh and the SlumGods collective, Tiny Drops has emerged as a creative hub and haven for children living in local slums, offering alternative music/dance/arts and cultural programming and events, including workshops in breaking and graffiti.

Hosted by MC MANDEEP SETHI (Zulu Nation-All Tribes/SlumGods), Representing Slum Gods as well as the global Hip-Hop scene, Mandeep Sethi is a young yet seasoned emcee/activist from Los Angeles that has shown and proven his ability to rhyme and freestyle with the best. Mandeep’s primary focus is to educate the youth about the circumstances in which we are living in while resonating ancient indigenous cultures within them, revealing the gods in all of us. From rhyming to djing, music serves as the language translating beats and words into scripts and hymns.

We will be showcasing videos of the work that is being done in India, and presenting on the Hip-Hop Collective “SlumGODS” and the ways in which they are using hip-hop culture to defy and destroy the class and caste system that has plagued the motherland.

Performance by

BROWN UNIVERSITY – the hip hop side project of the THE KOMINAS (of Taqwacore fame).

SPECIAL GUESTS

Plus guest numbers by South Bronx BBoys!

Enjoy dope videos, snacks and drinks & good vibes!

 


Tiny Drops / Slumgods – 1st community park b-boy battle/showcase

Tiny Drops Khirkee Park Jam 5/15/2011

Tiny Drops / Slumgods – 1st community park b-boy battle/showcase…

… as the night rolls in, some more “experimental” pop lockin’ to block rockin beats by Praxis!

(thanks Suhrid).


Khirkee Park Jam.01

Our first community park jam, in collaboration with Khoj Artist Community, was a b-boy/b-girl battle/showcase, free for all ages, attended by over 150 people including young dancers, elders, and curious passersby. the jam featured dancing, one-on-ones, open cypher; painting by local graffiti artists; and music by dj praxis. It was a fun evening in the park for all! Check out our Facebook page for videos.