Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Arizona" Music Video By Navegante & Intikana

"This music video means so much to us as we have very strong feelings on the subject. Meeting Benito and his family changed a lot for me. With all the heart and love we have to give, Navegante and I present to you our music video for Arizona." -INTIKANA

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Photo by Hector Cruz
Last year, Navegante released a track called "Arizona" in response to the racist SB 1070 Law as well as events that had been taking place such as the killing of Sergio Hernandez Huereka on the US-Mexico border. I immediately wrote a verse, recorded it, and sent it to Navegante. Jean Shepherd of Navegante reached out and we eventually met at a diner in Union Square. That conversation laid the foundation.
In September of 2010, Navegante, Intikana, and members of the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective did a full day video shoot on RDAC's South Bronx rooftop with the 70 foot "NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL" Mural (Painted by Dasic Fernandez) as the backdrop. Seeking to do more than just a traditional rap video, Navegante and Intikana decided to take things a step further.

Photo by Intikana
With the SB 1070 Law making its way to other states around the country, Navegante and Intikana felt the need to document those actually affected. With that, Intikana flew out to Immokalee, Florida to film where immigrant workers are exploited daily. With the help of CIW(Coalition of Immokalee Workers), Intikana was able to meet Benito and Carmela. A humble and very loving couple from Mexico with an adorable son named Luis. After many days of connecting and spending time, they opened up and shared their story. Their story is this music video....ARIZONA. Powerful, gripping, and brutally true.
This music video means so much to me as I have very strong feelings on the subject. Meeting Benito and his family changed a lot for me. With all the heart and love we have to give, Navegante and I present to you the WORLD PREMIERE of ARIZONA this SATURDAY at the HIGHLINE BALLROOM (7PM Sharp!).

Sunday, May 22, 2011


These unique individuals will be making an appearance at Herbert Von King Park on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The FREE event will begin at 7:00pm, come and support the music movement.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The New Latina's Bible (BOOK)

Academy Award Nominee ROSIE PEREZ invites you to celebrate the highly-anticipated release of  
by award-winning journalist SANDRA GUZMAN  
THURSDAY MAY 19TH 2011 at 7:30pm 
Borders Columbus Circle 10 Columbus Circle at 59th Street, NYC  
Book Signing to follow reading. 

After-Party immediately following at THE EMPIRE HOTEL ROOFTOP 44 West 63rd Street, NYC   The first 200 people to purchase a copy of the book will receive 
FREE admittance to the private after-party. 

*Please note: This is a 21 and over event. 
Strict Dress Code Enforced.


Nicholas Kirkwood x Keith Haring

Nicholas Kirkwood, The Shoe Designer recently launched his new boutique in London With a Collection Dedicated To The Pop Artist Keith Haring.  Kirkwood is one of England's most up and coming shoe designers.  He combines his love of shoes with art. With the permission of the Keith Haring Foundation he was able to make some really funky pieces. Check 'em out.


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Give it up for Ms. Lauryn Hill!  Last night,  she appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s week-long tribute to Bob Marley. Hill opted to not be backed by Questlove and the Roots crew, and instead brought her own band to play “Could You Be Loved” and “Chances Are ". 

Monday, May 9, 2011

"Salute To Hip-Hop" event featuring EPMD/Funkmaster Flex

FREE EVENT- Tuesday, June 7 at 7:00pm at Betsey Head Memorial Playground. For more information
e-mail info@summerstage.com

Kid Cudi's Williamsburg Waterfront Concert July 6

NEW YORK- Kid Cudi will be performing at Williamsburg Waterfront on July 6. The concert will be held from 5pm-8pm. Tickets are currently on sale on www.waterfront.boxoffices.org, ranging from $71-$156.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

4th annual Roots Picnic

Beyonce visits Public School 161 in Harlem

Michelle Obama Dances to Beyonce's Song "Move Your Body"

This is a picture of Michelle Obama dancing to Beyonce's song "Move Your Body" at a middle school. Now tell me what first lady did that before?