PRESS RELEASE | PRODUCTION INFO

WATCH EXCLUSIVE CLIPS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a946maZVQk0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjt8ncGGoOY

http://www.hiphopcolony.com/video/teaser.mov
http://www.hiphopcolony.com/video/teaser.wmv
http://www.hiphopcolony.com/colonypromo/

THE PROJECT
Kenyan Hip-hop was initially regarded as a passing fad. Hip-hop was eagerly dismissed by the media outlets and the general public during it's shallow inception in the early ninety's. Hip-hop today has firmly gained its roots in Kenya, while fusing its traditional music and drawing major influence from America. This fusion has led to a new entity-the birth of Genge Music.

Filming the documentary in Kenya, producer/Director Michael Wanguhu, enjoyed collaborative efforts  from top-notch Kenyan producers, and reigning hip-hop acts past and present, seeking to expose a culture they have whole-heartedly embraced and it is also punctuated by footage of engaging live concert events. HIP HOP COLONY richly ties key elements of hip hop, flexibility and talent which continue to increase its dominance around the World one colony at a time.

FILM FESTIVALS WE HAVE SCREEN AROUND THE WORLD
WINNER!!! H2O [Hip-Hop Odyssey] International Film Festival - New York
WINNER!!! HOUSTON BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER!!! OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST
NOMINEE! SAN FRANCISCO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION BFM INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST - LONDON
OFFICIAL SELECTION VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL HIP HOP FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION CAPE TOWN WORLD CINEMA FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION US VIRGIN ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION HIP HOP ODYSSEY FILM FESTIVAL- New York
OFFICIAL SELECTION HUTUZ FILM FESTIVAL - Rio de Janeiro/ Brazil
OFFICIAL SELECTION PITTSBURGH HIPHOP FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION BLACK SOIL ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL- Netherlands
OFFICIAL SELECTION BLACK SOIL AMSTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL- Amsterdam
OFFICIAL SELECTION HIPHOP FILM FESTIVAL - UCLA

RADIO INTERVIEWS
The film is steadily gaining popularity and has been featured in different Radio Stations across the globe while other
radio presenters continue to book dates to interview the Director Michael Wanguhu and writer Russell Kenya.

94.1 FM Hardknock Radio with Anita Johnson & Davey D (no#1 hip-hop talk show)
106.1KMEL San Francisco Chuy Gomez show (no#1 Hip-hop & RB)
90.7Kpfk Los Angeles the show known as Some of us are Brave
90.7 Kpfk The Jerry Quickly show
Youth Radio www.youthradio.org
1503am Nubiart radio London
104.4fm London www.resonancefm.com
BBC 1Xtra DNA w/Dj Edu
BBC Radio FIVE with the famous Geoff Trout
BBC World Service UK
KMOJ 89.9 FM - Minneapolis interview with Omar Yousuf
VOICE OF AMERICA (VOA) Hip Hop Connection Radio Show with host Rod Murray
BLOW Magazine and DVD interview - New York

TV INTERVIEWS
Access time on Sky TV (channel 223 - UK) http://www.obetv.co.uk/
ABN America http://www.abnamerica.com/
PURE PHAT on GoTV Network - Sprint PCS Phone video content http://www.gotvnetworks.com/home.php

If you are interested in screening, interviewing or featuring the producers of Hip Hop Colony please
contact EMPress at 707-631-4214

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