A Cozza Connection community service spotlight on Hip Hop Education and Urban Artistry.
Hip Hop Education is a DC-area organization dedicated to "keeping it street" by providing real, empowering, and positive lyrics for area children to perform and listen to.
Urban Artistry is an internationally known, multigenerational performance organization that spans the spectrum of performance styles. Urban Artistry has incredible knowledge of the capacity of our bodies, and respects the value of movement for everyone. Because of this respect, much of the funds they raise and the work they do is contributed to provide prosthetic limbs to child amputees in partnership with Kicking for Kids Who Can't, because nothing should slow these kids down.
Produced by Megan Keefe and Petri Dish TV. Huge thanks is due!
Written by Lia Holland of Bassnectarlabs and Community Activism
This film created by the amazing filmmaker Megan Keefe and her crew, documents a collaboration project between Urban Artistry: an International Culture and Education Project based in Washington, DC and Hip Hop Education, a 501(c)(3) located in Maryland which was created to help provide children with rap & hip hop lyrics that speak to their experience and are age appropriate.
The collaboration project is sponsored by the Fall 2009 DJ Bassnectar Tour. Please visit the 9:30 Club on Thursday, November 12th 2009 at 8:00pm to see the youth from both organizations perform their work live before the show!
Thank you to everyone who made this project possible,
Everyone from Hip Hop Education,
filmmaker Megan Keefe and her crew,
Show Director Rizqi Rachmat,
Director of Operations at Urban Artistry Emily Wessel,
Executive Director of Urban Artistry Junious "House" Brickhouse,
Urban Artistry Director of IT Management Harley "Halfstep" Jackson who made the connection with KFKWC possible,
all the Urban Artistry members who helped out,
The Assassins Crew and Cab Cru for their support in this project,
the youth and parents from Urban Artistry,
Youth Show Directors Gabe Galbraith and Desmond Howard,
Tim and Ginna Goodenow from Kicking for Kids who Can't,
Lia from the Dj Bassnectar Tour and most importantly DJ Bassnectar for allowing us to provide this performance space for our kids!
Great work everyone!
See the documentary & performance Live at the DJ Bassnectar Cozza Frenzy Tour Show at the 9:30 Club on Thursday, November 12th, 2009 at 8:00pm- get your tickets early before they sell-out! This event is going to be amazing!
See a preview of the documentary on youtube at this link: