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Nov 28th, 2012

World Up + 400 Talented Studen...

Last week, WU was invited to bring our Living Remix Project to TEDYouth. In the span of an hour, World Up’s Interactive Music Director, the amazing Spazecraft, and his team brought dozens of students from all over NYC together to create a musical narrative for the day. We asked students to tell and show us ...

Aug 14th, 2012

W.U. School, 2.0

W.U. SCHOOL – Fall Semester We need to raise $25,000 in order to receive an additional grant of $25,000 that we have been awarded from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Mozilla Foundation ( via their Hive Digital Learning Network) $25,000 (on indiegogo) = $50,000 for our students, teachers, and artists. ...

Jul 20th, 2012

Busta Takes Center Stage While...

  Busta Rhymes headlined the 8th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival on Saturday, July 14th, riddling an eager crowd when he called for his “two brothers” to come out from behind the stage. If the names Charlie Brown and Dinco D never rang a bell, they would after their well-applauded entrance. These “two brothers” are ...

Jul 13th, 2012

Summer Music Guide! July 2012

Check out the WU July 2012 Summer Music Guide for the freshest international hip hop shows in NYC!!  

Jun 7th, 2012

Come, Share Some Loving this J...

Ken Tabanbe is a statistic. And an astounding one at that. He is one of the nine million people who selected “Two or More Races” on the latest US Census. This statistic would have been scoffed at if it reached an audience living 60 years ago, when interracial marriage was banned in many U.S. states ...

May 3rd, 2012

Immortal Technique Occupies

“Immortal Technique performed at the Occupy May Day rally at Union Square in New York Tuesday, in arguably the most impassioned performance of the afternoon’s lineup.” Huffington Post photo via Jessica Lehrman, Rolling Stone On Tuesday May 1st, 2012 New York City saw the rise of May Day once again. For over a century the ...

Apr 13th, 2012

10 Questions with DJ Lethal Sk...

We chatted with one of the Middle East’s most well-known and respected DJ-producers. Here’s what he has to say about using the internet as a tool for proliferating international sounds, the value of cross-cultural collaborations, and some of the influencers he’s gotten to work with over the years. 1. How would you describe your relationship ...

Feb 13th, 2012

(U)nity in NYC

As far as I see it, the music scene in New York and the world right now is on the edge of the diving board. We’re all leaning forward about to take that plunge — and our stomachs are filled with butterflies. With access to new media and reinvented music sharing platforms there is so ...

Jan 18th, 2012

Nneka’s Soul is Heavy

“Be true to yourself, face your demons.” Nneka sang the words to “Camouflage” after momentarily forgetting the lyrics and fessing up with a smile. A front-row occupier at an intimate acoustic event in New York’s Meatpacking District helped her out with his smart phone, and the show went on. Nneka faced her demons, this time ...

Dec 20th, 2011

WU’s Best of 2011

Countdown to the 2012 WU Year! Join us for the next 12 days as we countdown the new year with a staff list of BEST OF 2011. What follows is an epic list of our favorite discoveries this year. From films to Twitter to musical melanges, this is one list not to miss. We might ...