Tuesday, July 15, 2008

NY - HIP HOP HEADS GO GREEN ( SOLAR POWERED FESTIVAL)


HIP HOP HEADS PERFORM GREEN ???
Finally an answer to the age-old question: how does one run a solar-powered festival on an overcast, stormy day? With a lot of interruptions - as The Citysol Festival, New York City’s best and only solar energy music festival proved over the weekend at Stuyvesant Cove Park. Actually, the breaks in the music had less to do with the sun playing hide-and-seek as it did with the intermittent buckets of water pouring from the sky. The concept was to promote solar energy and advocacy by running four days worth of activities on the sun. A solar-paneled house sat behind the small stage, hosting the festival’s batteries, which collected solar energy whenever it could and remained charged enough to keep Saturday’s lineup of bands running throughout the day and night. Facing the stage were a series of plywood pavilions lined with triangular panels that looked more like an Indian shantytown than an environmental display. Whatever their true purpose, they were used as temporary shelters from the sun and rain.

In conjunction with the festival . ANTHONY MARSHALL ( 0NE OF THE FOUNDERS OF LYRICIST LOUNGE ) AND DJ get Live released a Green Orientated hip hop mix cd ..This year's CitySol Festival also came along with a FREE MIXTAPE! Produced to coincide with the festival, this digital download mixtape features new music from Estelle, John Legend and Andre 3000, Santogold, Tanya Morgan, Talib Kweli and CRAC.

It's mixed by rising New York DJ sensation Getlive and hosted by Lyricist Lounge co-founder and Current TV producer Ant Marshall. It also features original cover art by Fresh Daily of AOK.

It's not only a classic summer mixtape but a means to bring awareness to CITYSOL and the efforts of the SOLAR 1 organization. With the energy crisis in full swing and global warming facing us everyday we all must work to get information about solar power as an alternative resource. This mix is our effort to continue to learn more and then pass along the message. Plus how many mixtapes you hear sampling RALPH NADER breaking down why solar power is the answer?!









click here to DOWNLOAD - www.digiwaxx.com/green



SO PLEASE CONSERVE ENERGY (g0 green!! ), RECYCLE AND AS YOUR NANA ALWAYS SAID EAT ALL YOUR VEGETABLES LOL - SAFARI-BLACK !!

2 comments:

desires said...

I'm really feeling your style of music, your way of life... That's what I miss from growing up with De La Soul and KRS-1, Common, Talib... That's the type of hip hop I love to vibe 2 and it'll always be here. I love hip-hop, keep doing what you do.

Peace,
Dezired1 aka Aliya

SAFARI-BLACK said...

Thanks I feel fortunate to have grown up in the true school era . I Have a brother several years older to me that played all the Sugar Hill and Grandmasta flash records when i was really small and that put a seed in me .. Appreciate the support Hip Hop Cant die its forever (tearing up ) LOL - Safari-Black