AMF is proud to partner with Krip-Hop Nation to host this summer the Disabled African Musicians Summer Bay Area Festival which was held in the Summer of 2019. We enjoyed performances and discussions with African musicians, Francine Atosha Mbusa, Lusumba Luc and Congo Handicap and many others.
We also premiered our special project, the ‘Blind Joe” Joe Capers Film Documentary.
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This festival was organized by poor and powerful Africans/Black/African/ African American disabled artists/activists. All of your donations are tax-deductible. Drop Krip-Hop Nation an email if you have an in-kind or low cost venue!
AMF is serving as Krip-Hop Nation’s Fiscal Sponsor for this endeavor. Krip-Hop Nation is an Oakland based organization whose mission is to educate the music and media industries and the general public about the talents, history, rights and marketability of Hip-Hop artists and other musicians with disabilities. Their main objective is to get the musical talents of hip-hop artists with disabilities into the hands of media outlets, educators, and hip-hop, disabled and race scholars, youth, journalists and hip-hop conference coordinators.
KripHop’s founder, Leroy Moore’s article, “Krip-Hop Nation: A Soundtrack to Change,” which was featured in the New York Times, details more the historical background and impetus for the formation of KripHop Nation. We are proud of Leroy who will be moving to Los Angeles to attend UCLA to obtain his Ph.D. on a full tuition.
KripHop Nation’s website is an amazing resource for the latest news about musicians with disabilities. They also write a column with Poor Magazine, a publication dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, arts, education and solutions from youth, adults and elders in poverty across Pachamama. KripHop also has an internet radio show and other Krip-Hop publications that you can find on their website.
This summer in the month of July 2019, Krip-Hop Nation’s African Musicians (Zimbabwe, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa and more) will be coming to the San Francisco’s Bay Area to perform and network at the “Disabled African Musicians Summer Bay Area Festival 2019.”
African musicians with disabilities have been working under Krip-Hop Nation for almost six plus years. They will be making a special trip to the Bay Area to share their talents, to connect with disabled and non-disabled people/artists in the US, and to plan for more Krip-Hop Nation’s collaboration in Africa & in the US.
In the past few years, these entities have been making efforts to connect in person. For example, in 2016 Krip-Hop Nation, on a shoe-string SSI budget, toured South Africa to interview disabled artists. In turn, in 2018 Congo Handicap visited Krip-Hop Nation in San Francisco. Outside of these interchanges, Krip-Hop Nation and others sent two wheelchairs to a single father in Uganda with two disabled daughters. Krip-Hop Nation also raised funds to support the continued education of the one of the single father’s daughters.
We will also premier a documentary about Joe Capers, affectionately known as “Blind Joe”. The film will follow the life and untimely death of this unsung hero\musician\producer who helped to shape the “Oakland Sound” of a flourishing Hip Hop and R&B culture in the early 80’s. He worked with major recording artist like MC Hammer, Digital Underground, and Tony! Tony! Toni!, as well as lesser know local Oakland talent will be spot lighted.
You can contact KripHop at: firstname.lastname@example.org and 510-649-8438.