“Хип-хоп исполнительница Аиша Фукушима спела специально для BNews.kz накануне концерта.”
Hip-hop singer Aisha Fukushima sang especially for BNews.kz before the concert.
A short news segment featuring an impromtu performance for BNews.kz at the pre-concert press conference in Astana, #Kazakhstan. #RAPtivism
Here is the article (in Russian) accompanying this video clip and below is a (rough) English translation.
In the cities of Kazakhstan, from 11 to 22 November, is touring American hip-hop singer Aisha Fukushima , whose performance was held today in Astana.
During a press conference for journalists to share Aisha, which, in her opinion, needed hip-hop, and that was a source of inspiration for her in Kazakhstan.
It is worth noting that Aisha, who lives in San Francisco, she is the author of the words and lyrics to their songs, in addition, the singer headed the project “Reptivizm” aimed at solving social problems through the hip-hop diva also teaches the basics of the musical culture schools and the universities.
She said she not been able to write new works Kazakhstan due to a very busy schedule, but, nevertheless, there are so many things that she’s experienced that will be channeled into her inspiration when she gets back to the US
“In Shymkent, I was able to hear the dombra (lute) and I learned about Aitys. I think that aitys and hip-hop have a lot in common, though, of course, Aitys is much older than hip-hop, but, nevertheless, there are a lot of moments that inspired me, “- said the hip-hop diva .
She noted that in Kazakhstan, she met a lot of talented hip-hop artists from the work with which it is a great pleasure.
Aisha herself began writing poetry as early as 5 years old, the singer began writing music while studying abroad, and recently started taking lessons singer of opera, that’s all she says, very influenced by the formation of her as an artist.
“My musical instrument is my voice. So I try to learn as much as possible and inlcuding musical genres like beatboxing “- shared the singer.
Her passion and belonging to a hip-hop (community) Aisha explained the desire to influence the aspects of society and the state through the arts.
“Culture is a dress rehearsal for the economic and political changes. Now politics is changing under the influence of culture. And through the project “Raptivism” I want to have an impact through the albums, Web sites, and through participation in international education in the field of hip-hop “, - said the singer.
Subjects for his work singer picks the requirements and issues important to their audience, and the people with whom she works.
“When I work with students in the U.S., most of all, I touch upon the issues of racism, sexism, social class, - said Aisha. - At first glance, it may seem that the hip-hop battles take place in the name of the competition, but along with that for many artists is training, honing his art. “
Hip-hop singer said, regardless of the nature of competition and the desire to achieve success in it, also calls for the ability to listen and speak.
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