Great music from fresh new artists, presented for a great cause--what could be better?
A few weeks back (July 21, in fact), Hip Hop Saves Lives and Cocody Productions (which you might remember from previous features on great African-focused events such as Le Cirque Afrique) came together at City Winery in Manhattan for the first Hip Hop Soul Jam. Brown Rice Family, Zing Experience and Poofy and the Busboys played, with DJake of Cocody spinning. The cover went towards relief in Haiti, still suffering so long after the disaster there. The best news (especially for me--I wasn't able to make it) is that Hip Hop Saves Lives (a charity which uses Hip Hop as a tool for global change) and Cocody is planning at least 4 events a year in the same vein.
We're certainly looking forward to it, and will keep folks posted. Thanks to Santi for snapping the pics!