Foundation Movement to perform Sat Oct 25th at La Soul Renaissance “The Harvest of Soul”

With an already amazing line up set for La Soul Renaissance’s “The Harvest of the Soul” Saturday October 25th, 2014 6pm- 10pm ┬ácelebration of the 10th Annual Connecting for Change conference featuring Climbing PoeTree, Ashley Rose, Christopher Johnson, Caliph, Chachi Carvalho, Medusah Black, Rudy Rudacious, Shiesty L, Erik Andrade, The Overflowing Cup Project, Dj Anghelli, and painter Joshuah Letourneau┬áLa Soul Renaissance is blessed and honored to announce that the award winning international artists, activist, educators, and Boston based hip hop group The Foundation Movement will also be perform at La Soul Renaissance’s show. The show is all ages, free with Connecting for Change ID or $10 general public, and will be in outdoor tent 635 Purchase St, Downtown New Bedford.

Foundation Movement Biography
On February 27, 2003, the City of Boston declared the day Foundation Day. The City of Boston not only honored the group for their musical talent, but also recognized Foundation Movement for their commitment to the community and for making positive changes in a city with a history of violence, racism, segregation, and political corruption. The Foundation Movement has also been honored by the Urban Music Awards with the award for Best Hip Hop Group, the M.I.C. Hip Hop Awards with the award for Performer of the Year, and the Survivors of Violence with a Community Star Award.Foundation Movement members; Eroc and Optimus are a diverse group of artists with origins from Puerto Rico and Liberia who met in Boston and united to form the group. This cultural fusion, as well as their experiences growing up in Boston, has influenced The Foundation Movement’s music. Not another rap group with watered down lyrics, and messages of misogyny and materialism. They’re committed to addressing issues of injustice and oppression, while also entertaining crowds with hot beats and relevant lyrics.Foundation Movement has performed at local clubs, open mics, college campuses, high schools, and rallies and protests, for crowds of 30 to 30,000. In the short time the group has been together, Foundation Movement has shared the stage with KRS-One, Rakim, Angela Davis, The Last Poets, Noam Chomsky, X-Clan, Dead Prez, The Coup, C.L. Smooth, Pharoahe Monch, Greg Nice, Michael Franti/Spearhead, Saul Williams, Edo.g, Medusa, Howard Zinn, Wise Intelligent/Poor Righteous Teachers, Soulfege, Lee Wilson, Supernatural, Billy Bragg, Mr. LIF and Amiri Baraka.

The Foundation Movement was the only international group invited to perform with the Cuban Hip-Hop All-stars at the closing of the 9th Annual Hip-Hop Festival and Conference in Cuba for a crowd of over 20,000. Internationally, Foundation Movement has also performed in Canada, Europe, Bahamas, Japan, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, Israel and Palestine.

Chosen as Boston’s Best Hip Hop Act in the Improper Bostonian’s Best of Boston Issue, the Foundation Movement continues to be one of Bostons top Hip-Hop acts, with songs crafted with creativity and balance.

 

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