Baltimore, MD (BlackNews.com) — Two youth groups, Watoto From The Nile and the Urban Youth Initiative Project (U.Y.I.P), team up on Friday, February 24, 2012 to headline a “Ultimate Black History Presentation and Concert”. The event will feature live performances, ancestral reenactments, community vendors, and much more. Starting at 7:00pm, this event will be located at Sojourner-Douglass College on 200 N. Central Ave in Baltimore, MD. Tickets and further information can be acquired by contacting Jabari Natur at 410-303-4120 or Heru Fatiu at 443-257-2491.
Net proceeds from this presentation and concert will be used to help Watoto From The Nile continue to create positive music and help U.Y.I.P pay for a permanent building to house their youth program.
Everyday thousands of inner city children listen to self-destructive music and are in need of programs that deal with character development. In an incredibly special event, some of Baltimoreâ€™s brightest children will showcase their special talents, not just to fundraise, but to continue the legacy of Black history.
Watoto From The Nile are a young African-centered, thought provoking, socially and culturally conscious music group. In 2011, they put out a groundbreaking song, “Letter to Lil Wayne”, which was a riveting message aimed at stopping the negative images of Black women in Lil Wayneâ€™s music. The music video now has over one million views on Youtube.com.
Founded in 2006, The Urban Youth Initiative Project,Inc is a nonprofit, community based, social empowerment organization designed to facilitate a process conducive to developing the highest good in youth. Their mission is to prepare African American children to carry out their historic mission as the future leaders of African people. Through their programs and activities, they inform our children of their historical duty and cultural obligations.
“We have to start teaching our children the truth about their cultural identity,” said Jabari Natur, father and manager of Watoto From The Nile. “If we donâ€™t, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Rick Ross are going to continue to be their role models.”
Watoto From The Nile and U.Y.I.P are both based in Baltimore, Maryland and are available for interviews and live demonstrations.