Modern Griots: Afronaut Funk with Mike Wird


From 900lb Gorilla Cypher:

“Hip-hop Renaissance man, the artist’s artist. Mike Wird is an educator, organizer, entrepreneur, B-boy, DJ, Emcee, Poet, producer, writer, musician, recording artist, natural holistic health advocate and sustainable living practitioner, an organic permaculture gardener, Hip-hop community cultural consultant and spokesperson and community liaison. He is originally from Denver, CO and now resides in Boulder, CO with his wife and 3 children. 

As a Regional Coordinator for the Southwest region of Hip-hop Congress, Mike is a leader in connecting youth orientated communities to national and international art, music and social justice groups. For the past 10 years, he has been active in the Universal Global Hip-hop cultural movement. He is a Member of International Denver based Hip-hop music group Moetavation as well as the co-founder of Hip-hop crew Boogie Yard Massive and a co-founder of the national Hip-hop and Breakin’ dance culture event Rockers Rumble, hosted annually at the University of Colorado Boulder. Mike is also co-founder of the educational Hip-hop organization called HYPE (Hip-hop Healing Youth Programs In Education) and a program facilitator for youth based sustainable living organization called Future Fruits, bridging generation gaps through connecting with nature, arts, culture, and community.”
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