|—||David Hockney (via conserva-tus-colores)|
Yo I really needed this today!!! Jah bless! !! Good times at the waterfall with @sommerofpeace @cristabol
"Feel the Flow" a video I worked on with Indigenous Hip Hop Projects with the kids in Daly River (otherwise known as Nauiyu) a remote community in the north-west region near Darwin, Australia.
We made three vids in 3 different communities but this has to be my favourite. Them kids can dance.
Making videos like these reminds me of the spirit of Stop The Violence movement’s - Self Destruction… it’s all about the positive messages telling stories through hip hop music and dance, breaking down barriers and encouraging self belief, strength and community.
I am not interested in some misguided missionary biz putting words in peoples mouths and thats a fine line to tread for us whiteys, especially making videos like the one above!! I’m personally about encouraging self-empowerment and dialogues within communities. I was a teen in the late 80’s and the messages I learnt through hip hop then continue to inspire my movements today…
I leave you with Chuck D’s Verse in Self Destruction:
"Yes we urge to merge we live for the love
Of our people the hope that they get along
(Yeah, so we did a song)
Getting the point to our brothers and sisters
Who don’t know the time (boyyyee, so we wrote a rhyme)
It’s dead in your head, you know, I’ll drive to build
And collect ourselves with intellect, come on
To revolve to evolve to self-respect
Cause we got to keep ourselves in check”
Solido Sonido Feat. MamboRap - Di Strada Famiglia