Join Hip Hop Bruha's host, DJ Kuttin Kandi in a discussion with Director, JL and cast, Renaissance Roxy of Raised Pinay on the process and production of this years "Raised Pinay”, how story-telling is at the heart of artist-activism, the call to uplift, amplify the diverse narratives of Filipinx peoples and the need for decolonization. JL is a cultural bearer through her multidisciplinary artistry/creation work, role as an education and sharer of knowledge and duty as healer in uplifting the healer within all who come to exchange with her. She embodies her Sacred Work at every turn of her existence and understands her life as Ceremony and Spiritual Practice. Because of this truth, she believes that service healing work cannot be conducted in this "Time of Decolonization" without seeing our spirits intertwined to our justice, dignity and sense of freedom and invites us to be in relation to how our integrity and honor are tightly bound to our liberation, and when we compromise them to capitalistic, patriarchal and white supremist ties, our freedom is ceded. JL works to be in constant re-membrance and expansion of thought, spirit and physical capability in service of a world where there is global convergence and collaboration in the return to, and reclamation of liberation by those who have been stripped of the understanding that- Freedom IS and we much choose it above our ties to Colonization. She is the creator of the Theatrical Healing Movements The Journey of a Brown Girl and Raised Pinay. And also is the creator of Kapwa Tarot, a diasporic Pilipinx divination tool that has been exchanged globally. Pronouns: She Her/ They Them/ JL Roxanne “Renaissance Roxy” Lim is a third-generation Filipina-American from uptown NYC. She hosts her own show, Suplada Pod, and is the Program Curator of Wovxn (www.wovxn.com), a collective dedicated to providing creative resources for femme-identifying folx. Roxanne is passionate about making the arts accessible to marginalized groups, and a big advocate for the hip-hop community. She strives to create at the intersection of music, entertainment, and cultural identity. You can often find her watching Steven Universe or chillin' with her pup, Shiro. Pronouns: She/hers ====================== Transcripts are available on our website! https://www.hiphopbruha.com/ Hip Hop Bruha is an online think platform and podcast show that seeks to provide a critical analysis on everything from Hip Hop, Pop Culture to all things political through an intersectional feminism lens. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!
Big Tara on Black Bgirls, Dance Culture, and the Intersections of Health, Buddhism and Social Justice
Join this week’s episode with legendary Bgirl and MC Tara of the aNoMoLies crew, MAWU and the Heartbreakerz as she talks about her journey with health and wellness, spirituality and finding joy as a dancer. In this inspiring conversation with Hip Hop Bruha’s host and aNoMoLies crew member DJ Kuttin Kandi, she shares her legacy as a Black Bgirl in Hip Hop, and in dance culture, the erasure of Black Bgirls in Hip Hop, as well as the need for Hip Hop to be unified and be in the movement for justice. New York City native Tara Crichlow, affectionately known as “big tara,” is a pioneer in the world of hip hop. As a self-proclaimed New York club culture ambassador, she is an innovative artist best known for her contribution to the art form as an international teacher, performer and curator of related programs. big tara promotes New York’s underground music and dance culture accurately and positively through music, battling, performing, and teaching workshops, as well as, giving lecture/demonstrations. Her expertise lies within breaking, as well as proficiency in hip hop, house, waacking, vogueing, lindy hop and pole dance. At her core, big tara is a Bgirl and mc who has had the opportunity to perform her way onto many stages across the US including the Apollo, BB Kings,the Manhattan Center, and Lincoln Center. She has worked with Run DMC, the Roots, Erykah Badu and LL Cool J to name a few and has presented her own work at events like Central Park Summer Stage, DMC World Championship, Bgirl Be, Allied Media Fest, Ladies Hip Hop Get Down, Under the Radar Festival, Ladies of Hip Hop, J.U.I.C.E. Hip Hop Dance Festival and Howl Fest. big tara is a founding member of the Anomolies Crew, as well as a member of other crews including MAWU, and HeartBreakerz. She consciously uses her platform to empower women, people of color, and other under represented communities. Pronouns: she/her/hers Transcripts are available on our website! https://www.hiphopbruha.com/ Hip Hop Bruha is an online think platform and podcast show that seeks to provide a critical analysis on everything from Hip Hop, Pop Culture to all things political through an intersectional feminism lens. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!