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Hip Hop Bruha is an online think platform and podcast that seeks to provide a critical analysis on everything from Hip Hop, Pop Culture to all things political through an intersectional feminism lens.

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Hip Hop Bruha is an online think platform and podcast that seeks to provide a critical analysis on everything from Hip Hop, Pop Culture to all things political through an intersectional feminism lens.

    Raised Pinay, Story-Telling and Decolonization Practices through Performance

    Raised Pinay, Story-Telling and Decolonization Practices through Performance

    Join Hip Hop Bruha's host, DJ Kuttin Kandi in a discussion with Director, JL and cast, Renaissance Roxy of Raised Pinay on the process and production of this years "Raised Pinay”, how story-telling is at the heart of artist-activism, the call to uplift, amplify the diverse narratives of Filipinx peoples and the need for decolonization.

    JL is a cultural bearer through her multidisciplinary artistry/creation work, role as an education and sharer of knowledge and duty as healer in uplifting the healer within all who come to exchange with her. She embodies her Sacred Work at every turn of her existence and understands her life as Ceremony and Spiritual Practice. Because of this truth, she believes that service healing work cannot be conducted in this "Time of Decolonization" without seeing our spirits intertwined to our justice, dignity and sense of freedom and invites us to be in relation to how our integrity and honor are tightly bound to our liberation, and when we compromise them to capitalistic, patriarchal and white supremist ties, our freedom is ceded. JL works to be in constant re-membrance and expansion of thought, spirit and physical capability in service of a world where there is global convergence and collaboration in the return to, and reclamation of liberation by those who have been stripped of the understanding that- Freedom IS and we much choose it above our ties to Colonization. She is the creator of the Theatrical Healing Movements The Journey of a Brown Girl and Raised Pinay. And also is the creator of Kapwa Tarot, a diasporic Pilipinx divination tool that has been exchanged globally. Pronouns: She Her/ They Them/ JL

    Roxanne “Renaissance Roxy” Lim is a third-generation Filipina-American from uptown NYC. She hosts her own show, Suplada Pod, and is the Program Curator of Wovxn (www.wovxn.com), a collective dedicated to providing creative resources for femme-identifying folx. Roxanne is passionate about making the arts accessible to marginalized groups, and a big advocate for the hip-hop community. She strives to create at the intersection of music, entertainment, and cultural identity. You can often find her watching Steven Universe or chillin' with her pup, Shiro. Pronouns: She/hers

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    Hip Hop Bruha is an online think platform and podcast show that seeks to provide a critical analysis on everything from Hip Hop, Pop Culture to all things political through an intersectional feminism lens.

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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Big Tara on Black Bgirls, Dance Culture, and the Intersections of Health, Buddhism and Social Justice

    Big Tara on Black Bgirls, Dance Culture, and the Intersections of Health, Buddhism and Social Justice

    Join this week’s episode with legendary Bgirl and MC Tara of the aNoMoLies crew, MAWU and the Heartbreakerz as she talks about her journey with health and wellness, spirituality and finding joy as a dancer. In this inspiring conversation with Hip Hop Bruha’s host and aNoMoLies crew member DJ Kuttin Kandi, she shares her legacy as a Black Bgirl in Hip Hop, and in dance culture, the erasure of Black Bgirls in Hip Hop, as well as the need for Hip Hop to be unified and be in the movement for justice.

    New York City native Tara Crichlow, affectionately known as “big tara,” is a pioneer in the world of hip hop. As a self-proclaimed New York club culture ambassador, she is an innovative artist best known for her contribution to the art form as an international teacher, performer and curator of related programs. big tara promotes New York’s underground music and dance culture accurately and positively through music, battling, performing, and teaching workshops, as well as, giving lecture/demonstrations. Her expertise lies within breaking, as well as proficiency in hip hop, house, waacking, vogueing, lindy hop and pole dance. At her core, big tara is a Bgirl and mc who has had the opportunity to perform her way onto many stages across the US including the Apollo, BB Kings,the Manhattan Center, and Lincoln Center. She has worked with Run DMC, the Roots, Erykah Badu and LL Cool J to name a few and has presented her own work at events like Central Park Summer Stage, DMC World Championship, Bgirl Be, Allied Media Fest, Ladies Hip Hop Get Down, Under the Radar Festival, Ladies of Hip Hop, J.U.I.C.E. Hip Hop Dance Festival and Howl Fest. big tara is a founding member of the Anomolies Crew, as well as a member of other crews including MAWU, and HeartBreakerz. She consciously uses her platform to empower women, people of color, and other under represented communities. Pronouns: she/her/hers

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    https://www.hiphopbruha.com/

    Hip Hop Bruha is an online think platform and podcast show that seeks to provide a critical analysis on everything from Hip Hop, Pop Culture to all things political through an intersectional feminism lens.

    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

    • 1 hr 50 min
    JaciCaprice Clark on Detroit, Relationship-Building and How Hip Hop Is Still At Work!

    JaciCaprice Clark on Detroit, Relationship-Building and How Hip Hop Is Still At Work!

    Join Hip Hop Bruha’s host, DJ Kuttin Kandi in a discussion with JaciCaprice Clark about the importance of connectedness and building relationships; the need to be innovative while maintaining the foundations of Hip Hop Culture and how Hip Hop is still at work with its powerful movement around the world as she highlights Detroit’s historical origins and the way artist cultural organizers are loyal to their beloved city.

    JaciCaprice Clark is a visionary who faces any challenge with her eyes wide open. She is also an accomplished vocalist/producer and has worked on several projects throughout her career. Because of her diversity of talents, JaciCaprice is known as a “Swiss army knife” by those who have worked with her. She excels in writing, beat production, musical arrangement, artist development, vocal coaching, graphics production, and much more. Her musical and lyrical styles have been compared to those of Lauryn Hill, Marsha Ambrosius, and Ledisi, yet she continues to create a style of music that is all her own. She believes that “music makes the world go ‘round”, and uses lyrics and rhythm to encourage people from all over the world to connect with one another in perfect harmony. Jaci participated in the first cycle of Next Level as a beatmaker for Team Zimbabwe. Since then, she served as site manager for Next Level Croatia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Australia, Jordan, and Russia. Pronouns: she/hers.

    Transcripts are available on our website!

    https://www.hiphopbruha.com/

    Hip Hop Bruha is an online think platform and podcast show that seeks to provide a critical analysis on everything from Hip Hop, Pop Culture to all things political through an intersectional feminism lens.

    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Aisha Fukushima on RAPtivism, Solidarity, Mindfulness & Global Hip Hop Storytelling

    Aisha Fukushima on RAPtivism, Solidarity, Mindfulness & Global Hip Hop Storytelling

    Join Hip Hop Bruha’s host, DJ Kuttin Kandi in a discussion with Aisha Fukushima about the multiplicity and the power of various narratives of Hip Hop as well as the inspiration of emergent strategy in how she does her global Hip Hop movement work as she draws in her Raptivism pedagogy and solidarity building by ways of mindfulness practice.

    AISHA FUKUSHIMA is a Singer, Speaker, Educator, and ‘RAPtivist’ (rap activist). Fukushima founded RAPtivism (Rap Activism), a hip hop project spanning 20 countries and four continents, amplifying universal efforts for freedom and justice. She is a multilingual, multiracial African American Japanese woman who has done lectures and performances everywhere from the United States to France, Morocco, Japan, Germany, England, South Africa, Senegal, India, Denmark and beyond. Fukushima’s ‘RAPtivism’ work has been featured on Oprah Magazine, TEDx, KQED Public Television, The Seattle Times, TV 2M Morocco, The Bangalore Mirror, HYPE, South Africa’s #1 Hip Hop Magazine, and others. Pronouns are she/hers.

    Hip Hop Bruha is an online think platform and podcast show that seeks to provide a critical analysis on everything from Hip Hop, Pop Culture to all things political through an intersectional feminism lens.

    www.hiphopbruha.com
    Transcripts are available on our website!

    Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

    • 57 min
    Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer on Hip Hop, Education and Global Feminism

    Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer on Hip Hop, Education and Global Feminism

    Join Hip Hop Bruha’s host DJ Kuttin Kandi for this week’s episode with friend, Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer on a conversation about her life journey with Hip Hop, her love for family, her passion for Education and the roots of Ethnic Studies as well as her story on how coalition building became foundational to her work.

    Dawn-Elissa Fischer is a founding staff member of the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University. She has served as a program officer for the Hiphop Archive when it was in residence at Stanford University, and she has served as [the first queer Black womyn] chair for the first department of Black studies founded fifty years ago at SF State. Dr. Fischer is distinguished for her research and publications examining applications of international Black popular culture and music in curriculum redesign as well as political education and civic engagement. Fischer continues to consult with special collections at the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute, most recently as a Nasir Jones Fellow in residence. She also recently received the National Council of Negro Women’s Educator of the Year Award for her innovation and commitment to holistic student success, lifelong learning and career mentoring. Dr. Fischer teaches courses that range from topics including hiphop, comics, anime, film, archiving and technology at San Francisco State University where she is an associate professor. She lives in the Bay area with her son, Xola, and their two cats, Max and Lizzy. They like to hike, bike and go to concerts together. Pronouns are: she/hers/they/ them.

    Transcripts are available on our website!

    https://www.hiphopbruha.com/

    Hip Hop Bruha is an online think platform and podcast show that seeks to provide a critical analysis on everything from Hip Hop, Pop Culture to all things political through an intersectional feminism lens.

    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

    • 2 hr 1 min
    "Always Be My Maybe" RoundTable Discussion feat. Alice Wong, Joy Ng, and Trinh Le

    "Always Be My Maybe" RoundTable Discussion feat. Alice Wong, Joy Ng, and Trinh Le

    Join DJ Kuttin Kandi, one of Hip Hop Bruha’s Podcast Hosts for a special episode on the film, “Always Be My Maybe” featuring community organizer, Trinh Le, Asian American and Hip Hop writer/blogger, Joy Ng and disabled activist and media maker, Alice Wong. This special episode intends to celebrate the poignant parts of the film and the impact it has on Asian Americans and across other communities of color. Together, we work through the tensions of calling-in one another to deepen and expand the work of inclusivity, visibility and representation, with not just pop culture and entertainment but how we can dig in and examine ourselves, our organizing and our cultural organizing work.

    Joy Ng aka Joyskii (on social media) is a San Francisco born-and-raised Asian American community service worker, events organizer, and writer. Joy majored in Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, where she developed her research on Hip Hop and Asian American resistance, identity, and impact. Drawing from the roots of radical 1960s Bay Area social movements, her research examines Hip Hop as a vehicle for social justice, in carved out spaces— from classrooms to rap shows. Joy’s goal is to contribute to the body of research and literature on the topic of Asian American Hip Hop, and shares her work online in the format of short essays and blogs. Joy also authors a series of non-fiction short stories called High Tides. Her work was recently published in a San Francisco anthology of writers of color, titled Endangered Species, Enduring Values: An Anthology of San Francisco Area Writers of Color (2018). Pro-nouns are she/hers.

    Alice Wong is an Asian American disabled activist, media maker, and consultant based in San Francisco. She is the Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project® (DVP), an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture. You can find her on Twitter @SFdirewolf . Pro-nouns are she/hers.

    Trinh Le is one of five children from a Vietnamese refugee family and grew up in a low-income, immigrant, single-parent household. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in Sociology and Asian American Studies. She has organized in many diverse communities in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast before coming back to San Diego. Trinh worked at the Center on Policy Initiatives as an organizer in 2011 and has worked on numerous campaigns including the Property Value Protection Ordinance, Project Labor Agreements, and the Community Budget Alliance. While at CPI she was the Director of Leadership Development, and oversaw CPI’s leadership development initiatives such as the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) and the Students for Economic Justice (SEJ) program. Trinh has over 10 years of organizing experience and has been on the board of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) San Diego chapter, Mid-City CAN in City Heights, and the San Diego Leadership Alliance. She received “Most Valuable Organizer of the Year,” award in 2013 by the New Organizing Institute, a commendation by the City of San Diego Human Relations Commission in 2015, and was one of the eight recognized “Present Day San Diego Women Civil Rights Leaders” by Rise San Diego in 2017. She recently earned her Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego. Pro-nouns are she/hers.

    Transcripts are available on our website!

    https://www.hiphopbruha.com/

    Hip Hop Bruha is an online think platform and podcast show that seeks to provide a critical analysis on everything from Hip Hop, Pop Culture to all things political through an intersectional feminism lens.

    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

    • 1 hr 10 min

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