MC's DJ's, Rappers Dancers Artists
as well as all Creative & Progressive Organizations
come be an OFFICIAL part of the 8th Annual Universal Hip-Hop Parade
The hip hop community is taking it to the streets in a lively, friendly, peaceful and fun-filled parade that steps off at 3 PM from the intersection of Marcus Garvey Boulevard & Myrtle Avenue in the hip hop rich neighbourhood of Bed-Stuy Brooklyn USA & finishes up on Fulton Street, dancing to a hip-hop beat all the way.
This annual cultural & educational festival is always held on the Saturday before the anniversary of Marcus Garvey's August 17th birthday to bring to mind that Marcus Garvey himself also used popular culture as a tool to empower people and encouraged the growth of Black institutions. The parade emphasizes the actual social justice and community advocacy roots of the creative culture of hip-hop as exemplified in this year's theme – “From the Pioneers to the Present – This is Hip-Hop”.
The parade features a wide variety of participants involving all the traditional elements of Hip Hop Culture including rappers & MC's; DJ's; break dancers and graffiti artists as well as singers, actors, stilt walkers, motorcycle & van clubs, graffiti banner displays, marching bands, sound trucks, dancers, elected officials and community activists both on floats and on foot.
Organizations will showcase their artistic creativity, membership and colors while promoting their services, events and products. Businesses and institutions along the route will play music and distribute giveaways to help create a festive environment All residents and visitors are urged to participate by joining in the parade procession.
an Official Participate in the Parade
Parade participants must:
o Register in advance by filling out a registration form (pdf)
o Respect the parade concept of celebrating hip-hop creativity while promoting social justice.
o Respect the 2007 theme – “From the Pioneers to the Present – This is Hip-Hop”.
o Organize their own resources to create a moving audio/visual component [remember this is a PARADE so your act's gotta move down the street . . . how u do this is up 2 u . . . be creative] for the parade procession.
o Engage the community as they move down the parade route.
o Disperse at the end of the parade route.
UNIVERSAL HIP-HOP PARADE
71 Halsey St. Suite 3, Brooklyn NY 11216
For more information and assistance please see the website: www.myspace.com/UniversalHipHopParade contact us by e-mail: UniversalHipHopParade@yahoo.com or phone: 718-670-3697
ON THE SPOT at the Parade on Saturday!