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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Back To Old Skool (Nansana) Indigenous Hip Hop Community gathering


Encouraging young leaders to explore sustainable way of supporting their hip hop communities - We were very blessed to witness the challenges that keep young people in various community restricted to fully moving into their passion of service for their communities as it gives us the opportunity to offer our mentorship and support to committed and dedicated leaders who sacrifice their energy and time to teach and grow others even where theres is barely and resources - This is our approach to Exploring the power of creating visibility and networking opportunities for individual, communities, institutions and organizations with shared vision to connect with these growing hip hop communities to build each other - Connect with is to learn more about our first ever indigenous Hip hop Entrepreneurship Fund in Uganda -

Thanks to Accram Lala for leading us into Nansana where him and brother Oscar cultivated the spirit and culture of hip hop among the youth in their community

Friday, June 27, 2014

ZIWA ~A Kenyan & Ugandan Art Show Benefiting Arts Education in East Africa


SEATTLE, WA- Fresh off the heels of the wildly successful Madaraka Festival at EMP Museum in June, One Vibe Africa co-presents ZIWA, a collective multi-media experience (photography, video, music and painting) providing an intimate experience of the vibrant culture, people and landscape of sister countries, Kenya and Uganda. Inspired by the continuity of creativity of East African youth, this event showcases photos and art created by professionals alongside equally captivating images shot by youth. ZIWA is Kiswahili for “lake” and in this instance, represents Lake Victoria, which directly connects Kenya and Uganda.
http://ziwa-eastafrica.tumblr.com/

All proceeds from this show will go to growing arts education in Kenya and Uganda by supporting:

One Vibe Africa (Kenya) a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering orphans and disadvantaged youth in Kenya through music and the arts.

Bavubuka Allstarz Foundation(Uganda) a nonprofit organization that believes connecting youth with music and the arts can transform lives and unify diverse communities.

This Opening Night Celebration is on Thursday, July 3rd from 6-10pm. It's a kick-off party featuring live music from legendary Ugandan hip-hop artist Babaluku in his first ever Seattle show plus a performance from musician/artist Kamau Ngigi of pioneering Kenyan hip-hop group Kalamashaka.

The event is all-ages. Cover charge is $5 which includes the performances.
About the Producers:

Meg Stacker, a Seattle-based freelance photographer and producer, traveled to Kenya to launch her first Disposable Camera Project with the children of the CRCA Orphanage in Naivasha in 2012. She wanted to see their world through their eyes, not just return with images of an outsider’s observations. This breathtaking collection of images takes you on a captivating journey of the beauty and energy that radiates throughout the country, and includes photographs taken by the youth. Inspired by the experience, Meg has partnered with One Vibe Africa to continue her involvement with youth arts education in Africa.

Scott Macklin, Associate Director of the Communication Leadership graduate program at the University of Washington and Jonathan Cunningham (EMP Museum/Seattle Arts Commission) traveled to Kampala in March of 2014 to co-facilitate the Obumu Media Lab, a week-long deep dive aimed at teaching youth in Kampala’s expansive hip-hop scene the skills to produce their digital media projects. While in Uganda Scott and Jonathan worked together with youth and adult mentors at the Bavubuka Foundation to document their experiences. All photos in this installation showcase the raw tenacity of hip-hop change-makers in Uganda.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

D I G I T A L - D I A LO G U E With Bosco Anthony

What Is The Digital Dialogue?

The Digital Dialogue is a conversational style interview aimed at creating engaging dialogue with various thought leaders. The online TV show is aimed at inspiring, educating, and guiding aspiring entrepreneurs, businesses, and a global audience.
The concept of the show is to promote thought provoking content in the format of an interview where business leaders get to share their insights, experience and knowledge. The content will be shared through digital means as a free education hub for entrepreneurs and businesses, locally and in emerging countries.



http://thedigitaldialogue.ca/season-1/silas-balabyekkubo-2/

ZIWA - The Celebration of Indigenous Hiphop from East Africa in Seattle



As Bavubuka foundation and B-Global Indigenous Hip Hop Gathering family, we are proud to celebrate this INDIGENOUS HIP HOP PIONEERING VOICES MOMENT MAKING HISTORY, UNITING ON THE GLOBAL FRONT LINES FOR THE YOUTH IN EAST AFRICA - DECADES OF BUILDING AND REPRESENTING THE GHETTO YOUTH AND THIS IS HOW THE UNIVERSE BRINGS US TOGETHER.Much love to brother Kamau Ngigi looking forward to celebrating this day and bring the spirit of our ancestors on the final frontier to reclaiming our position of reconnecting and build forward! - Kalamashaka and Bataka Squad moment this is going to be a powerful evening celebrating and representing the communities we love and serve!CELEBRATING THE VISIONARY YOUTH VOICES FROM EAST AFRICA.

Gilbert Frank Daniels - The UG - Hiphop - Archivist/Celebrate your History Bavubuka Allstarz Foundation OBUMU Family - representing the spirit of legacy building
KAS WEAR's Ras Kasozi - Bavubuka Allstarz Foundation OBUMU family celebrated in Seattle Washington
Galaxy dance project uganda spirit celebrated much love to the family sister Esther Mbabazi and B Boy Heskey for hosting the unification spirit!
One of the most prolific Luga Flow Academy Leaders MC Kedford Kattanyenje's spirit will be shining live at ZIWA in seattle Luga Luga Squad Bavubuka Allstarz Foundation OBUMU family visionary celebrated!

B-Global Indigenous Hip Hop Gathering family - S P I R I T - L I V E - I N - S E A T T L E - Thursday, July 3at 6:00pm - 2312 GALLERY - 2312 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121 come and celebrate great organization bridging the gap and transforming live for young creative movement leaders and entrepreneurs in EAST AFRICA - Bavubuka Allstarz Foundation is indeed proud to be apart of this great action of Scene shifter - re-envision the story of development from the perspectives of young visionary leaders in the continent - AFRICA IS NOW! much love to Ram MC representing Stone City Indigenous hip hop family - The Builders Quest! voices beyond the margins.


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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Bavubuka Foundation Celebrates World Enviroment Day

Bavubuka Allstarz Foundationin collaboration with UNEP, Kirinda Youth Environmental management And Poverty Alleviation Programme Uganda, [ Kyempapu ], United Religions Initiative - Uganda [URI], Teens Uganda, Girls-Awake Foundation, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa - FARA & Plant for the Planet, celebrated the young African Visionaries continued journey to connect and showcase the power of trans formative practices through teaching young people about climate change. We invited the youth to experience our spirit of togetherness [ OBUMU ] and share liberating education, empowering the youth with knowledge to conserve their environment.Follow us as we continue to explore solutions based measures to heal our communities.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Celebrating the works of the first generation of hip hop Journalists/ photographers

Bavubuka Allstarz Foundation / Merita Movement Celebrating the works of the first generation of hip hop Journalists/ photographers - This here isn't just another photography works shop but a trans formative tool of capturing each others soul and essence celebrating visions of the future fully connected to the past and the present! Our Bavubuka Team Leader Gilbert Frank Daniels made a remarkable historical stride as the first Indigenous hip hop photographer to connect and facilitate a powerful photography work shop with the young mothers at HOLD DRC in GOMA DRC CONGO - through his humble love for mothers he served with out holding anything back and this here is the spirit we celebrate in our young leaders whose aim and focus is to impact communities and share the seed of awakening each other - I celebrated all these young leaders in my domain for in our initial stages building forward from where we started many discourages all of us but now we testify of the beautiful spirit of resilience and quest to discover self to do your passion! - mama Modestine Etoy can't stop being inspired every time i see these albums and we look forward to reconnecting and progressing forward together! OUR BELOVED CONGO - to be continued! Much love to our Yolé!Africa family for providing space to really connect with the authentic youthful and hopeful spirit of the Bold, Strong, Resilient and Beautiful people of Goma



Saturday, June 7, 2014

East Coast Indigenous Hiphop Gatherings.


Awakening Indigenous Hip hop voices through an instigated conversation. Creating a hip hop network and a way forward for the indigenous hip hop movements in Jinja and areas around.
Re-awakening our ancestral power to communicate, build each other and positively impacting our communities through our art. Creating a platform where we can freely express ourselves. Guest The UG - Hiphop - Archivist/Celebrate your History . We shall also introducing a global network that Unites us called OBUMU and our annual gathering the B-Global Indigenous Hip Hop Gathering , a network that empowers indigenous female emcees/hiphop activists Indigenous Hip hop women and an indigenous youth hiphop network Talentfor Lyf come lets join voices to build a strong hip hop foundation in our region.


Awakening the spirit and souls of the young Indigenous Emcees - follow us @ B-Global Indigenous Hip Hop Gathering and Bavubuka Allstarz Foundation to witness our journey to transform and impact our communities through our spiritual practices hip hop - much love to all our young leaders working hard on the front lines to bring this Revolution 3.0 spirit to the masses.


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