“These composers are beginning to form an art of their own.” New York Times article of March 12, 1914
“We have developed a kind of symphony music that, no matter what else you think, is different and distinctive, and that lends itself to the playing of the peculiar compositions of our race. … My success had come … from a realization of the advantages of sticking to the music of my own people.”
“We colored people have our own music that is part of us. It’s the product of our souls, it’s been created by the sufferings and miseries of our race.”
Lieutenant James Reese Europe
This Blog’s function is to highlight the Golden Jubilee of Hip Hop August 11, 1973-August 11, 2023Commemoration, Celebration, and Reclamation. Commemoration-Honor Hip Hop founders, pioneers, and innovators and the inspiration and achievements of the Hip Hop Movement in social, cultural, and political activism and thought especially that of Afrocentricity.
Celebration–Enjoy the music, dance, rap, and graffiti visual artforms of Hip Hop.
Reclamation—Reconnect Hip Hop to its historical roots in the cultural folkways of Black America and document its relationship to other American music arts of Spirituals, Blues, Creole, Ragtime, and Jazz and the dance arts of Juba (Hambone), Chalkline, and the Cakewalk.
The primary objective is to anchor and secure Hip Hop’s position in world civilization of humanity as Classical American Music.
A conceptual framework for a Call to Action has been established to achieve this purpose. The conceptual framework includes the following.
Call to Action
Key Result Area 1: Document thes significance of Hip Hop properly and effectively as a true American artform. Goal 1: To Preserve and Advance Appreciation for Hip Hop as Classical American Music. Objective 1: To gain Congressional introduction and passage of the National Hip Hop Preservation, Education, and Promulgation Act. Objective 2: To gain State and Local passage of the Hip Hop Preservation, Education, and Promulgation Act. Objective 3: To Support the Research Study andPresentation of the Historical and Cultural Foundations of Hip Hop as an American Artform. Objective 4: To Document Hip Hop and its Bronx Beginnings as a United Urban Youth Culture and its influence on global youth culture. Objective 5: To focus on Hip Hop and the historical development of Black music art during June “Black Music Month.”
Goal 2: To organize a Traveling Museum and Exhibition dedicated to the subject of Hip Hop as an American artform. Objective 1: To display findings of the Research Study of the Historical and Cultural Foundations of Hip Hop as an American Artform. Objective 2: Exhibit items related to the beginnings of Hip Hop . Objective 3: Host local programming and present local Hip Hop personalities in conjunction with the Traveling Museum.
Key Result Area 2: Prove that Hip Hop meets the standard of classical American music. Goal 3: To Gain Recognition for Hip Hop and its Pioneering Practitioners as Contributors to the Development of a True American Artform. Objective 1: To attainPresidential Medals of Freedom for Hip Hop founders, pioneers, and innovators. Objective 2: To attain Congressional Gold Medals for Hip Hop founders, pioneers, and innovators.
Objective 3: To attain Honorary Doctorate Degrees for Hip Hop founders, pioneers, and innovators.
Key Result Area 3: Attain recognition of Hip Hop as a world culture. Goal 4:To Gain Recognition for Hip Hop and its Pioneering Practitioners as Contributors to the Development of a World Culture. Objective 1: To promote Hip Hop as a “World Culture” as a feature of the “United Nations Decade for People of African. Descent 2015-2024” and its theme of “People of African Descent, Recognition, Justice, and Development.” Objective 2: To conduct programming centered on the recognition component of the "UN Decade for People of African Descent" to promote a greater knowledge of and respect for the diverse heritage, culture, and contribution of people of African descent to the development of
societies. Objective 3: To gain recognition and celebration for Hip Hop as an intangible heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and
Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Objective 4: To have a World Concert highlighting the Hip Hop Diaspora.
This Blog is maintained by Preserving Educational, Artistic, and Cultural Excellence (The P.E.A.C.E. Society), Inc. and United Truths of America-250.
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