Thursday, January 31, 2013

Indie Review welcomes Rene John Sandy !

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Rene Sandy is the Co-Founder of Hip-Hop Loves Foundation (HHL), a NYC-based nonprofit that co-produces workshops, seminars,and events that create space for dialogue and exploration on the themes of success, youth empowerment, and social justice through Hip Hop within a global context. The Foundation views Hip-Hop as the cultural intersection of many vibrant forms of expression including dance, sports, visual arts, and technology. Our programs are based in the US and abroad, thus enabling us to strengthen global relationships with grassroots organizations, universities, NGOs, governments, and companies that value empowering youth. HHL links artists and partnering organizations to facilitate programs that impact underserved communities. 
The Hip-Hop Loves Foundation (HHL) has  its “I Got 5 on Hip Hop Loves” Campaign and embarked on a collaborative effort to raise $1 Million to expand its work in the US, Brazil, Australia, Japan, and South Africa. The "I Got $5 on Hip Hop Loves" campaign in partnership with will encourage fans of Hip Hop from all over the world to donate $5 or more. The tax deductable donations will be used to establish Hip-Hop Loves workspace and workshop centers in New York City, Rio, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Mobile studios for workshops will be established in Africa, Australia, the United Kingdome and other areas that lack modern technology. Those that are interested in supporting can go to Other ways to get involved are to: 1) Make your voice heard. Record a video message for us to share about your support of the campaign. A script can be provided or you can freestyle and talk about how hip-hop has transformed your life. Don’t forget to end your message with "I got 5 on Hip Hop Loves", flash your $5, and email your video link to 2) Tell a friend. Help us spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  3) Give time, talent, and money. Volunteers are needed to help further the cause.  All that are willing volunteer and share their gifts are welcomed to email Rene John-Sandy believes in this work and says, “Hip Hip Loves is transforming the lives of many youths globally and expanding their reality through the workshops we provide. It is an avenue to show how powerful the hip hop culture is worldwide and its positive influence in our societies.” He goes on to say, “Our youths are the voice of our world and Hip Hop Loves enables their voices to be heard. We appreciate everyone's support in this movement."
Another Hip Hop Loves Foundation project that warrants support is the compilation CD to raise money to support the ongoing work in Haiti after the earthquake in January 2010.  Proceeds from album sales will go to Global Syndicate and to the Hip Hop Loves Foundation for ground relief in Haiti as well as to facilitate workshops. Producers on the project include Hip Hop Loves Co-Founder Siba Giba, and Emmy Award Winning Producer Emmai Alaquiva, DJ Scratch, Pete Rock, Will Tell, and Lee Stone. There are over 40 hip-hop artists from all over the world that will be participating on this project including: Afrika Bambatta, Roy Ayers, Phife Jungle Brothers, Pharoahe Monch, K’Naan (Somalia) Sadat X, J-Live, Dres, Punchline , Les Nubians, Delta (Australia) , Chip-Fu, Komplex Kai (Talailip Reservation), DAM (Palestine), Timbucktu (Sweden) Coololoosh (Isreal). Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana), TY (England), and others. 

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