“Another speaker was Nejma Nefertiti, a sound engineer and hip hop artist from Brooklyn. Nefertiti began writing and composing music at a young age, but it wasn’t until later on that she began to use technology to empower young people of colour. She now aims to raise awareness and bring about social change through her work by selecting projects that empower marginalized individuals.” ~ Elisa Barbier

Nejma Nefertiti es la visionaria de la fiesta que se formó después de asistir y participar en The First Ecosocialist International con camaradas del Afro Yaqui Music Collective y ex Black Panther, Mama C (Charlotte Hill O’Neal). El Colectivo se formó en torno a la capacitación en defensa personal y armamento de las mujeres para la libertad y protección de todas las mujeres en todo el mundo, en respuesta al “Plan de Acción” que fue creado en la Primera Internacional Ecosocialista por más de 100 delegados de 19 países y 12 indígenas. naciones, para salvar a la Madre Tierra.

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We walked to where they had their set up and we vibed to an instrumental. The beat played, “Sometimes I feeeeeeeeeeel like a motherless child…” Nejma Nefertiti
“Hip hop has always been a voice of the streets, where the struggle comes alive, where it is given sonic form and soul. We tell those struggles in stories, through lyrics. We use music to re-appropriate what’s been appropriated, to remind ourselves and our communities of our languages, our culture, our foods, and our bond with nature. Through Hip hop we remember our origins and our journeys; we remember where we’re from and we manifest where we’re going. Words are magic. Hip hop is magic.” Nejma Nefertiti