RAPtivism (rap activism) is a project led by Aisha Fukushima (@aishafukushima) that highlights the ways in which global hip hop music and culture can actively contribute to universal efforts for freedom and justice by challenging apathy with awareness, ignorance with intelligence and oppression with expression.
Hip Hop, graffiti, break dancing and ciphering are all artforms that highlight the struggles and triumphs of humanity on the streets. “Hip Hop goes beyond graffiti, break dancing and DJing…it’s a revolutionary movement because it brings people together across religions, caste and socio economic levels,” says Nisha K. Sembi, whose work was the focus of ‘Word to Your Motherland’ (http://wordtoyourmotherland.com/), held at the Betti Ono Gallery in Oakland California from July thru August 2012.
Part 2 in a series of videos feat. Pharrell Williams called Tokyo Rising focusing on ARTivism in Japan related to the Fukushima power plant meltdown and concerns about nuclear radiation since the devastating earthquake/tsunami earlier this year.