We met up with Tanzanian hip hop superstar Fid Q at an old-school Brooklyn house party. Like all parties, you never know who you're gonna run into. We found ourselves in the company of Fid's stateside pals, most of whom are movers and shakers in the music-as-activism world. Check out our brief backyard interviews with Fid Q, DJ Xpect, Toni Blackman, and Maya Azucena.
Fid tells us about his Fidstyle Friday MC project, Xpect hips us to his youth empowerment projects in the United States and Africa, Toni has been stationed in places all over Africa as the first ever hip-hop artist to work as an American Cultural Specialist for the U.S. Department of State, and Maya has been lending her soulful voice to the drive to reach Millennium Development Goal #5 for maternal and reproductive health. These folks are constantly globe-trotting so we feel special to have caught them in one place at one time - cyphering fireside no less.
Video shot by Myo Campbell.