Wow, it’s been exactly a year since we successfully completed our Kickstarter campaign for Elementz documentary The Spirit of Tafari. I again would like to thank our partners from Temple SholomChris KrausTom Kent and my good friend Donald Hancock for cutting the film. Big thanks to all my friends and family who pitched in to help us tell Tafari’s inspiring story. I REALLY enjoyed directing this film and working with Tafari to produce his first album.  

We are still booking screenings for The Spirit of Tafari so please contact me at abdullah@elementz.org for inquiries.

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak!

Much love to all the contributing artists, producers, and sound engineers for the Rise Album. Great design work by Far-I-Rome Productions! Its a pleasure to use my artistic skills to produce music and art that is intended to encourage others to be aware of self, and to be determined. Excited to be releasing this project Friday at RISE: Elementz 12th Year Anniversary Open House

Was up til midnight with Daystar the other night at Elementz as he worked on painting the “Rise” logo for our upcoming 12th year anniversary open house this Friday.  Its always amazing to see what he can do with a spray can.   

Was up til midnight with Daystar the other night at Elementz as he worked on painting the “Rise” logo for our upcoming 12th year anniversary open house this Friday.  Its always amazing to see what he can do with a spray can.   

Good vibes all day at @Elementzhiphop for #HeroesRise.  Much love to Julius, Adam, the Millenium Robots and all the heroes who came out!

Good vibes all day at @Elementzhiphop for #HeroesRise. Much love to Julius, Adam, the Millenium Robots and all the heroes who came out!

Eid Mubarak from my family to yours!

Eid Mubarak from my family to yours!

#HappyFathersDayEveryday

#HappyFathersDayEveryday

Grab the new Elementz T-shirt tomorrow (June 1st) at Washington Park during our concert Hip Art. As you can see we carry all sizes!

Grab the new Elementz T-shirt tomorrow (June 1st) at Washington Park during our concert Hip Art. As you can see we carry all sizes!

My daughter giving her input on the future of Salaam Community programming during our strategic planning session.  Our board had a productive session.

My daughter giving her input on the future of Salaam Community programming during our strategic planning session.  Our board had a productive session.

Weekend workout with the kids

Keep it “Hip” & Positive on June 1st  with Elementz: The Hip Hop Youth Arts Center and special guests the Cincinnati Boychoir for Hip Art @ Washington Park.  Watch this video to get a feel of what we intend to bring forth when all the “Elementz” come together with the talented voices of the Boychoir.  

http://youtu.be/5BHYXrJc7rw

#RiseUp #StayStrong

#RiseUp #StayStrong

Thanking all who came out to the Esquire Theatre for the premier of “The Spirit of Tafari.” It was a very inspiring night in so many ways. Very grateful to the Most High for allowing us to see this project through and shine light on this positive young mans story. I’m also very thankful to have had the opportunity to work with partner Donald Hancock on producing this film. 

Like Tafari said after the screening, “I hope we’ve inspired you.”