The Universal Zulu Nation (UZN) is an international world Hip Hop movement founded by Afrika Bambaataa. They are a group of artists, performers and community activists who have created and used Hip Hop culture for over 40 years as a vehicle for positive change. Initially the founding Kings and Queens wanted to bring about change in their communities however Hip Hop is now a global phenomenon. Using the motto Peace, Unity, Love and Having Fun, the Universal Zulu Nation continues to impact positively on our communities and especially youth and street culture. The UZN believe there are 5 Elements in Hip Hop: Deejaying, BBoying, Rapping, Graffiti, Knowledge.
In November they are planning to celebrate Hip Hop History month as well as Hip Hop’s 41st anniversary. There will be a series of events in London and Leeds in celebration. These events will include workshops, performances and galleries. We will cover activities such as DJ academy mixing and scratching, dance, art and spoken word workshops. They will provide a platform for artists and teachers to engage/lead the workshops and for the general community to attend the workshops and performances.
A LIVE Q&A PANEL WITH: TALIB KWELI – AKALA -DONALD D – DYNAMAX – DJ SUPREME + MORE
DJ RASP(DMC) – ITHUNDA & D.M.W – KAOS KREWKEN MASTERS – LP – KMG – LUCA RAY – TEMPEST – JYAGER -SHVA ONE – EXPANDABLES – TESTAMENT – B-BOY MOUSEDEEJAYS: WESTON – COUNTDOWN – PROLIFIC – AGENT M – DJ GQ – YOUNGFOX
Meeting of the minds – panel discussions
Baby block party
Saturday, November 14 th
11:00am – 4:00pm
***Free for all ages***
Leeds City Museum,