A bit off the dance tip, very much on the Africa tip, and I'll make it
worth your while to read on . . .
Next weekend, on Sunday, July 22nd, the Global Underground Hip Hop Tour
hits Boston after shows in NYC and Providence, RI. Come on out to the
Middle East Upstairs at 8 pm to see the show. We're going old-school
style with the many talented MCs pasing the mic, sharing the stage.
It'll be a great positive party for sure, and word is that we'll have
some special Brazilian guest MCs at the Middle East as well.
SPECIAL OFFER - I'll give away a pair of tickets to the first 4 people
to tell me which country in Africa Chosan was born in. To enter, email
me at erichludwig at gmail dot com with subject line "Global
Underground". You can use the pair at any show (NYC, Providence, Boston)
so don't worry if you are out of town.
To buy tix in advance, go here:
You can hear a preview of the show here:
See all the shows on the tour here: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/35658877
MULTINATIONAL UNION OF HIP-HOP ARTISTS TO LAUNCH EAST COAST TOUR
'TOUR HAILED AS A 'UNITED NATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL HIP-HOP'
June 1, 2007, New York, NY-- This summer marks the event of the first
GLOBAL UNDERGROUND HIP HOP TOUR! Hitting the East Coast July 19 through
July 22nd, the Global Underground tour features international hip-hop
pioneers Chosan (Sierra Leone), LF and Laylo (Brazil/Dominican
Republic), Foundation Movement (Puerto Rico/Liberia), Zuluboy (South
Africa) DJ Boo (Philippines) an accomplished group of percussionists
including Ernesto Abreau (Antibalas/Ya Esta), Chauncey Yearwood (The
Pimps of Joytime/Escort), and Nomadic Wax founder Ben Herson (Nomadic
Wax/Escort/Subatomic Sound System). The tour launches at Galapagos Art
Space on July 19th in Brooklyn, New York, and will visit clubs in
Providence, Rhode Island on the 21st and Boston, MA on the 22nd.
"Hip-Hop culture is more than just guns, girls and glamorous
lifestyles," says Sierra Leonean/UK MC Chosan who was featured in Kanye
West's 'Diamonds of Sierra Leone' video. Chosan will be performing
material from his debut 'The Beautiful Side of Misery' as well as new
work from his upcoming album.
Bringing politics to hip-hop is nothing new to veteran Brazilian MC Eli
Efi who performed for years with Brazilian hip-hop pioneers DMN.
"Hip-Hop in Brazil is almost like another political party," says ELI
EFI. "Hip Hop in Brazil is the outcry of the excluded," says Eli Efi.
"Brazil sells itself as a tropical paradise, but for us it's more like a
nightmare – we're here to bring about positive change." LF's track
'Marce Soldado' was recently featured on National Geographic's Global
Hip-Hop Georemixes compilation (Available for download here:
Rounding out the diverse talent on this tour are Foundation Movement and
some special guests. Based in Boston, Foundation Movement - a formidable
duo whose live shows have earned them fans in Tanzania, Palestine, South
Africa and Puerto Rico.
"The Global Underground tour features live percussion which sets it
apart from the usual hop hop setup. The energy is massive" says label
founder Ben Herson. "The way we designed this show was to make it so
that there's no opening acts - everyone is on equal footing. It's just
one big party from start to finish"
Tickets – 10 dollars in advance – 12 dollars – Day of show
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