Music Video for Africa/the Diaspora

$806 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 11 months
Phil Mandelbaum  ROSENDALE, NY
BECOME AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER.

I have been working for years to give back to the people who created the culture -- Hip Hop -- that helped save my life.
I have worked with 100s of artists around the world, and this culminated recently with a global collaboration  highlighting the work of rappers, singers, producers and DJs from 9 countries and 4 continents across the Motherland (Africa) and the Diaspora.

Yes, we were able to reveal our talents, and the uniqueness (as well as the interconnectedness) of our lives, through audio -- but with a Music Video we will be able to truly showcase what it's like to strive for success as an independent artist in South Africa, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Jamaica, France, Canada, and the United States. 

We're accepting donations NOW. The artists are already doing whatever they can to find the resources to film their parts in their respective homelands -- in some cases, in spite of war, poverty, and environmental and technological limitations. And we will persevere.

With your donation, we will be able to make something powerful, even transformative, with the footage we accumulate. Without your help, we may be stuck with a collection of moving images.

Any contribution would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Phil (aka AWKWORD ), +
Modenine  [Nigeria]
Five Steez  [Jamaica]
Holstar  [Zambia]
L.atasha A.lcindor  [USA]
Third Eye  [Malawi]
Wakazi  [Tanzania]
The Assembly  [South Africa]
Maka  [Nigeria]
DJ J Hart  [France]
Teck-Zilla  [Canada]

AWKWORD Previews USA part of "I Am" Video


AWKWORD Spits Full "I Am" Verse for HHKMag 


Other Videos from AWKWORD:


"Bars & Hooks" ft. Sean Price [prod. by Harry Fraud]

"Throw Away The Key"

"The People's Champ"
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Update 5
Posted by Phil Mandelbaum
6 months ago
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Just a little taste of the AWKWORD shoot we did for the "I Am" global collab music video, starring a bunch of kids way cooler than I was at their ages...

Shot by Vassar College film student Anna La Roche. She's now editing this and all the other hours of footage from Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Jamaica, the UK, and Canada.

***Dedicated to NYC Legend Andreis Costa aka YME aka GuessWho?***

[Official Trailer coming SOON. Official Video coming SOON.]
AWKWORD Previews "I Am" Video (USA)
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Update 4
Posted by Phil Mandelbaum
8 months ago
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Before I head into the woods of Upstate NY to record my part of the official music video (co-starring a bunch of rad local youngsters), I linked up with the UK's HHKMag in my old stomping grounds of NYC to spit my whole "I Am" verse live on video, outside the James A. Farley Post Office Building, facing Madison Square Garden. If you feel what I'm saying, please donate and/or share this post. Each artist on this record is speaking his/her truth about life in his/her home country. Help us entertain and educate -- and become an OFFICIAL Executive Producer with a donation of any size.
AWKWORD Spits Full "I Am" Verse Live
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Update 3
Posted by Phil Mandelbaum
10 months ago
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In a new video interview shot by HHKMag owner Ryan Maxwell in Manhattan, NY, AWKWORD talks promoting positive Hip Hop worldwide; and fundraising for his forthcoming "I Am" global collab music video featuring artists from 9 countries and 4 continents. Please watch and, if you're down for the cause, donate -- we're halfway to our goal of $1,000.
AWKWORD Talks "I Am" Video Fundraising
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Update 2
Posted by Phil Mandelbaum
11 months ago
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THANK YOU to Canadian radio personality Steph Nash (who just contributed $50 yesterday) and everyone else who is helping make the "I Am" international Hip Hop MUSIC VIDEO a reality. Please share with your friends: EVERY dollar counts!
AWKWORD Previews "I Am" Video in NYC
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$806 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 11 months
Created March 9, 2016
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Patricia Scott
5 months ago

Contributing so you may reach more people with the video.

$25
Elisa Mandelbaum
5 months ago

I'm so impressed by you I have to donate again to help you reach that goal!

CU
$25
Clay Underwood
6 months ago

Best of luck on completion of the video!

LM
$25
Lawrence Mamiya
7 months ago
BJ
$50
Birgitta Jonsdottir
7 months ago
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♥ this project; the music & the call for change & action & the people involved.

MM
$50
Malora Moore
8 months ago
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$5
Bionic Mbah
8 months ago
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A worthy cause, brother Awk!

$35
Rez Thapoet
8 months ago
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I'm proud to support this movement!

RT
$5
Raphael Travis
8 months ago
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FlowStory, PLLC supports this work!

$20
Anonymous
8 months ago
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