Day 2 was a great look. Part of our programming in Ethiopia consists of conducting workshops with and performances at the African Union (the African version of the European Union, representing every country on the continent) and today consisted of workshop one. The focus of the workshops are to discuss the history of Hip-Hop as it relates to DJ culture and to discuss how music has been used as a catalyst for awareness and social change. In addition to the workshop we also got a chance to hang out with the homie K’Alyn who’s made a serious name of himself in Addis.
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As with any travel overseas, day 1 is pretty much all travel. That being said, the journey has been nothing short of eventful, yet moved by pretty quickly. Fortunately we made it safely to Addis and after a major hurdle at the airport (Wayna – so happy that you’re traveling with us) we, upon check-in at the hotel, were greeted by one of our heads from DC, Ra Brown, who’s staying in the same spot, a picturesque boutique hotel called Zeist Lodge (props to Ra for suggesting the spot).
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Thanks to Greg and Paul at Converse for donating product (the “Century” series and the “Black Fives” series – a shoe that celebrates the legendary African American basketball team from that era) to the cast and staff to wear during “When Harlem Came to Paris.”
The “Century” pack, featured above, I think was very well done, especially the weathered/distressed leather, embossed logos and laser etched shoe box! Amazing job on both.