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Musicians Artists Dancers + Groups u r NOT 2 late 2 b in the UNIVERSAL HIP HOP PARADE

Calling ALL
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


calling all MC' DJ's Dancers Artists + all Creative & Progressive Organizations  come be an OFFICIAL part of the 8th Annual Universal Hip-Hop Parade we step off on Saturday August 11th at 3 PM at the intersection of Marcus Garvey Boulevard & Myrtle Avenue in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn USA www.myspace.com/UniversalHipHopParade


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.

How to be
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.

MAIL THE REGISTRATION FORM AND MONEY ORDER TO:

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

YES! We WILL BE registering participants
ON THE SPOT at the Parade on Saturday!


www.myspace.com/UniversalHipHopParade
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