If you're the road-trippin', hip-hop-lovin', war-hatin' type, you'll want to mark your calendar to take a trip on April 9 down to the Tucson stop of the Make Hip-Hop Not War tour, where local rap-activist Grime will be representing onstage. It's coming straight from Camp Crawford in Texas, where peace-mom Cindy Sheehan is a special guest. Here's the full details as Grime sent them to me...
On April 9th, 2007, the National Make Hip-Hop Not War Tour will be coming to Armory Park in Tucson, AZ. The Tour has stretched through New York City, Washington DC, Atlanta, Massachussettes, Chicago, PA, Maryland, Cali, and many more places and has included artists like Immortal Technique, Akir, The Coup, Hasan Salaam and others as well as various other activists and activist organizations like The Answer Coalition, Cindy Sheehan, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Rosa Clementa, Books Not Bombs and more.
On April 9th, the tour will hit Arizona at Armory Park in Tucson. Scheduled speakers include Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., Iraq Veterans Against the War, Congressman Raul Grijalva and many more. I will also be taking a break from working on the new project to do one of only a few shows that I plan on doing in Arizona this year. The show will also feature DJ Chela (NYC) and Crooked Lines, as well as an open mic for spoken word and guest speakers. The event is being organized by Raul Grijalva's office and the Tucson Unified School Districts Mexican American/Raza Studies Department, which is the only K-12 Chicano Studies Department in the Nation in a public school. These are real people making real change in our communities and they need our support.
The Hip-Hop Caucus Presents: The Make Hip-Hop Not War Tour
Special Guest Speakers Include
REV. LENNOX YEARWOOD
CONGRESSMAN RAUL GRIJALVA
IRAQ VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR
+ Open Mic for Spoken Word and other Guest Speakers
If you need more info, click the link above to scope the tour's Myspace page.