s p i r i t c h i l d 

revolutionary freedom artist conducting the energy and frequencies of the people

 

A freedom singer from the South Bronx by way of Staten Island, spiritchild uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution throughout the world, from the United States to Europe, from Africa to South East Asia. This artist’s eclectic and experimental fusion of true school Hip Hop, funk, electronica and jazz continues to break the boundaries of the music scene. As spiritchild channels the frequencies of J Dilla having tea with Sun Ra, painting the silhouettes of Nina Simone remixing El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz also known as Malcolm X, no one shares the time and the space without being moved in body, mind, heart and soul.   spiritchild integrates revolution and Hip Hop music throughout all his endeavors, as a musician, DJ/ soul selector, producer, facilitator and mentor for youth,  cofounder along with Fred Ho of a new black arts movement, organizer and founder of the International Movement In Motion Artist & Activist Collective, Vice President of the Universal Zulu Nation's Brooklyn Territory (UZN Chapter 9 -Noble 9 Zuluz).    

 

Both as a solo artist, since 1992 and as the rhythmic poet of the Hip Hop fusion band Mental Notes , since 1999, spiritchild uses music to open conversations with the audience about the injustices facing the poor and oppressed and to inspire action on environmental and social justice in New York City and around the world. Next to releasing several solo albums and band recordings, spiritchild has been privileged to work with an array of artists from revolutionary spoken word activists The Last Poets, Amiri Baraka, grammy award winning nominee Maya Azucena, the legendary Les Nubians, Gill Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson’s Midnight Band, The Coup, Dead Prez to Brooklyn's Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra.    

 

Staying in tune with and contributing to the pulse of young people’s musical and social heartbeat is at the core of this artist’s life work. spiritchild has extensive experience developing and leading workshops and programs on Critical Revolutionary Hip Hop pedagogy, songwriting and artist development. spiritchild has worked with homeless youth, youth offenders and young emerging artists as program director of One Mic and EAR (Emerging Artists in Residency) for Art Start and as a mentor, teaching artist and consultant for Urban Art Beat. Both are New York based nonprofit organizations that use the power of creative arts and music to transform youth. spiritchild continues to engage, inspire and uplift youth in community centers, juvenile detention facilities, high schools, colleges and universities throughout the world.

Currently spiritchild is working with Urban Art Beat and a new black arts movement on Rikers Island providing 'critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy' with young men and womyn from the ages of 16-21 since black august 2017. spirit is also providing professional revolutionary developments on 'critical revolutionary hip hop pedagogy' and writing a book on the praxis. spirit is working on his new album 'timetales' with German Producer creativemaze to be released February 20, 2020 and producing for various artist in the works of their EP and Album projects. spiritchild has been working with Musicambia and Carnegie Hall as well providing similar workshops with the adult male population at Sing Sing adding to master classes on the art of emceeing, production, songwriting and artist development.



 

           

"When you think of Hip Hop Culture many people think of various ways to express oneself. I think of Hip Hop Culture as a way to educate the masses and elevate the minds of the Youth. By simply utilizing the elements as a tool, a tool that can assist many in obtaining many goals. Each element brings a powerful impact when it’s equipped with a master behind its controls. That is what one gets when they experience the inspirational words and soothing vibrations of spiritchild. His flow, rhythm and melodies bring you to the center of the universe. A powerful emcee bringing the masses a powerful message and it doesn't end there. Not only on the mic but also on the decks! A dj/sound selector who brings the sounds and rhythms that make our bodies move, from the elder to the Youth. He keep us grooving by selecting the vibrations that our bodies ask for while on the dance floor. spiritchild is one of my favorite Emcee’s, Activists, Selectors, Leaders....a Brother that brings Freedom to us all in many forms!"

ReKae Medina

Noble 9 Colletive , Brooklyn, New York

 

 

 

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BBC presents Dean Haspiel's The Red Hook!

Barbes, 376 9th St, Brooklyn, NY

The Bushwick Book Club is thrilled to present new songs and one new dance inspired by Dean Haspiel's new graphic novel, The Red Hook. The author will be present and will be signing books (which can be purchased at the show) as well as giving a slideshow/performance. About Dean: Emmy and Ringo award winner Dean Haspiel created Billy Dogma, and The Red Hook. He illustrated for HBO's "Bored To Death," is a Yaddo fellow, a playwright, and helped pioneer personal webcomics. Dino has written, drawn and collaborated on many superheroes and literary graphic novels (including THE QUITTER with Harvey Pekar, and THE ALCOHOLIC with Jonathan Ames) for DC/Vertigo, Marvel, Archie, IDW, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, and LINE Webtoons.Performances by:Charlie NielandJessie KilgussSusan HwangSouel Spiritchild Fénix (spiritchild)Teresa ToroTerry RadiganErnesto GomezAnna StefanicJeffrey BurandtSean Von Gorman Bushwick Book Club Dance Team! (Susan, Jessie, Dawn Kang & Nicola Yvette Hughes)And a slide show performance by Dean and tba

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Free(dom) party XVI Xspiritmental Maroons Indigenous BLACK

westbury inn, 673 Flatbush Avenue, brooklyn, New York

https://www.facebook.com/events/1781774065237720/ XSPIRITMENTAL MAROONS INDIGENOUS BLACK free(dom) dance party XVI (every third black friday)fri, July 20 10pm tillwith Not Silent (an international artist movement repping Palestine) Dirar Kalashfeaturing soul selector spirit Souel Spiritchild Fénix Spiritchild spiritchild updates & eventsstaying consistent, cause the world isn't.this summer we'll be teaming with Not Silent to bring awareness for our maroon brothers and sisters in Palestine as well as on Rikers island. we work hard, we party hard. we revolutionize, we socialize. we actualize, we realize. we nurture, we freak shit up. we culture, we funk it up. chill out, wild out, be free. dance to witches & warlocks brew, sonic black magic for palestinefor liberation for our people at Rikers(bring headphones, iPods, gadgets and magic for the youth)Urban Art Beata new black arts movementwe are raising funds for funds & equipment & special guest artist for Rikers, our international hip hop community featuring the The cipher and continuous work with the youth, so drink and party for a cause, never just cause but for a just cause.beyond beats & bars has officially begun our hip hop youth re entry allowing us to have a mobile studio to work with youth from rikers and beyond. currently partnering with Friends of the Island Academy, inquire for details to bring your youth.this month we are also honoring and acknowledging Palestine. Not Silent https://occii.org/events/not-silent-1-w-spontaneous-amsterdam-ensemble/We aim to form a global community of concerned artists and organizers who are able and willing to take a stand and hold these events as a means for action that challenges the current cultural discourses and methods, as well as the notions of ‘solidarity’ itself. Palestinians do not ‘need’ a stand to help them get along with their fate, but rather we should be responsible for making a real change, not simply from the position of being ‘informed’ on the issue, but from an active position that challenges our media and cultural discourses in which Palestinians are – at best – only being viewed as victims of acts of “misconduct” by the Zionist occupation, and where our knowledge and perception of the Palestinian issue becomes subject to “counting victims” and getting angry or frustrated from one massacre to the next. We know this is going to happen, but we do not want to think of Palestine only when this happens, thus we need to speak out and take a much more solid stand, not only for the victims, but for the living as well.xspiritmental.com urbanartbeat.organewblackartsmovement.comspiritchild & Fred Ho founders of a new black arts movement. xspiritmental.com anewblackartsmovement.com#revolutionary #queer #freak #guiltypleasure #taboo #funk #hiphop#dancehall #afrobeat #worldtraveling #notsilent #palestine  

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black gold blue gold pre listening album session

casa del souel y ría, 172 hamilton avenue, staten island, New York

 

Assata's b'earthday 71618 we release...

new album pre listening session and video screenings.

https://www.facebook.com/events/262400377646859/

pre album listening session/party

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soul shares

 

on Monday 71618 marks the 71st b'earthday of Assata Shakur and our oldest souel-fénix 3rd revolution around the sun.

join us as we bring in celebrations of new creations birthed.

 

Spiritchild presents videos directed by Olad Aden and Rae Maxwell for the new black gold blue gold album as well as a full album listening session for feedback before official release (the people shall be the A&R's)

 

Nejma Nefertiti presents Mask Off Remix video premier screening directed by Lebanese Ether.

 

souel-fénix presents cake, cake, cake.

 

join us for this intimate, communal, revolutionary affair and be a part of legacies born.

 

hosted & directed by Rosa Bettina

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