september brings summer beauty...extended

peace and unconditional revolutionary love


give thanks to all the support and love, a fully report/update regarding our summer happenings will follow before the next month's newsletter. in the meantime as we set out for our continuation of our tour 'black gold blue gold 2016' please email manager Dorien for details (tour dates through Europe Oct 22-Nov18, Belgium Netherlands Germany, US Sept 1- Oct 20 then Nov 19- Jan 1)

for now, we have some exciting events for september. please do join us. i'll be djing a benefit party for our formation Urban Art Beat to teach, learn and share hip hop workshops at Rikers. please follow links below and check us out even if you can't attend tomorrow nights house party (saturday 9/10). performing with an unorthodox live ensemble tonight 9/9. pouring libations and spinning for our next soul session a new black arts movement presents revolutionary matriachy beyond Woman-Centric 9/18. and last but never least, peforming a benefit for our elder and political prisoner Leonard Peltier 9/24.  and everyday growing baby as baby grows me ;). love you all.

tonight 9/9

i'll be featured again with this amazing ochestra of an ensemble. our timing is unorthodox and flow liquid fire. 

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ShoutHouse kicks off their 2016-17 season with CROSSCURRENT, an unprecedented interdisciplinary collaboration. NYC's only classical/hip-hop/jazz orchestra will be joined by both classical and hip-hop dancers, as well as MCs Nuri نوري Hazzard and Spiritchild, in performing works byWhitney GeorgeMichael LaurelloJesse Greenberg, and a world premiere by ShoutHouse music director Will Healy

Tickets available online: or at the door (link above) - $15 ($10 Students)


tomorrow night Saturday 9/10 - the last summer dance party of '16

Come dance party build celebrate with us!!

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$10 gets you in, $15 gets you a keg cup! Completely affordable bar available as well! Volunteers needed! Work the door, clean a little, or sling some drinks for a shift and get in for free! 

Did we mention the DJs?! We have some powerhouse talent and players!! Rabbi Darkside! Raydar Ellis! FXWRK!! Spiritchild! And More!! The dance floor will be off the hook! Perfect place to dance your way into the new "school year."

Now- most importantly- why raise funds? Like, what SPECIFICALLY will your donations be going towards? I'm glad you asked! 

We're here to serve the youth and that costs money! We live and love Hiphop and serve through our Critical Revolutionary Hiphop Pedagogy, so what better way to raise funds than a good old fashioned house party?! 

This year is bringing some exciting new possibilities. In addition to finishing up funding for our completely free, dinner included, intensive Summer Camp for Social Justice in which the youth have a week to write, practice, and perform a song about the important topic or community issue of their choice, we're looking ahead. 

Urban Art Beat has been invited to provide programming for incarcerated youth at Rikers Island. One of the most notorious jails in a country full of notorious jails is giving us an opportunity to serve. Fervent opponents of the School to Prison Pipeline, we want to get in there and empower! We want youth in the system to know its not the end for them and that there are opportunities and power to be found in their own voices! 

But we need your help. Riker's certainly ain't paying for it. We need to cover costs associated with this program. 

So come! Dance! Imbibe! Support! And let's party while we raise enough to serve at Rikers in addition to the schools, after school programs, and community organizations where we already serve!

if you are unable to attend yet still want to donate towards our critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy work in Rikers purchase a UAB VIP ticket here


a new black arts movement presents our monthly soul sessions series

a new black arts movement presents: beyond being “woman-centric” revolutionary matriarchy

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beyond being “woman-centric”, a revolutionary matriarch calls for the elimination of gender as a social construction all together. to be matri (mother) centric is to place value on the universal conditions of nurturance, education, healing, sustainability, etc. the development of a healthy society should not be marginalized by gender and its social/behavioral implications. we are to take responsibility for these essential values of development as a society. we are to undo hetero-normative patriarchy while working to re-socialize men as mothers.

revolutionary matriarchy is not a mirror of patriarchy- but it’s opposite.

adapted from F.Ho.

Showing excerpts from "Amor Puro y Duro" (Love Hard and Pure), a documentary in progress by Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi, an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around neverbefore-
seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in
Chavela’s songs, and the myths and tales others have told about her – as well as those she spread about herself –
the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.

Performances by:
Dequi Kioni-sadiki
Régine Bellinger
Queen Nejma Nefertiti & Susana Nieto
and more...

Live painting by Michelle Sutherland (BK)

Date: September 18th
Time: 4pm - 7pm

***Meditation worksop by Lauren Kelly Benson. We will learn to heal our own traumas and those of our ancesstresses***

Place: Bailey's Cafe
324 Malcolm X Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 

Entry: $10 donation - no one turned away
youth are always free
there will be food and refreshments available for purchase


A New Black Arts Movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. A New Black Arts Movement supports all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination. A New Black Arts Movement acknowledges that all love is revolutionary, and we prefigure a new society in which all love is celebrated and accepted. We imagine a world in which heteronormative, monogamous love and the nuclear family model are not the social norm, and we celebrate freedom, love, equality, and justice. 

A New Black Arts Movement acknowledges that in order for liberation, true and revolutionary education must be celebrated and accepted. We imagine a world where all children are afforded the quality education of the wealthy, where culture is at the forefront of lessons, and where children have the freedom to explore their skills and talents beyond teacher expectations. We prefigure a world where educational institutions are community spaces and where children are given the tools to change the society in which they live. 

Our monthly Soul Sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create. It is a prefigurative space where we cook wholesome foods, share our art, and encourage participation in art and a genderqueer clothing swap. This is a movement building off the original Black Arts Movement of the 1960's founded by Baba Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, and our many other ancestors in the struggle for liberation. We honor all of our elders and our youth, together taking it to a new level with our principles. We are matriarchal, mother earth centered, and maroon nationality and identity. If you are serious about being a revolutionary... Read up. Be at the next Soul Sessions. And let's build. - See more at 


9/24 we'll be featured to benefit political prisoner Leonard Peltier

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.) stay light keep creative remain free 

(. spiritchild 

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revolutionary matriarchal maroon
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