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Weʼre raising £500 to Fund a "Hip Hop del pueblo" concert for children in Colombia, and I'm running a half marathon to do it!

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"Hip Hop de Pueblo" (Hip Hop of the Village) was started by Jota Ramos to give a voice to children from Colombia's poorest and most neglected villages. The idea is simple: teach rap workshops in order to inspire children to think about their political, social and economic situation, and how they can create change.

I witnessed a week of these workshops in Rincon Del Mar, on the Caribbean coast. Children of all ages began to question their community’s norms. “Why don’t we have clean drinking water?” a group of ten-year-olds sang to a chorus they had composed. Another moving piece was written by three sixteen year old girls, who silenced everyone with unapologetic lyrics about all their feminine strengths, countering the ever popular reggaeton culture by not once mentioning their physical appearance.

Jota believes projects like this may even bring peace to Colombia after decades of war. “Music is the only mouthpiece for Colombia's neglected people”, he told me. “We need to encourage new ways of thinking amongst children, whose minds are yet to be closed by society. How else are we going to end fifty years of war and suffering?”

This December, Jota is hosting a concert in Cali for groups of children from nine different towns, as a chance for them to showcase their work. They need money for the children's plane tickets, and to put on the concert itself. £1 is a lot in Colombian pesos, so no amount is too small to sponsor my half marathon!

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El arte como ruta, el hip hop como guia...Art is the route, Hip Hop is the guide...

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    • Molly Irwin Clark

      Molly Irwin Clark

      Sep 13, 2017

      This sounds so great. XXXXXX


    • Lilly Holmer

      Lilly Holmer

      Sep 9, 2017

      You go girl !


    • Isabella Margarita

      Isabella Margarita

      Sep 8, 2017

      Go Caz!



      Sep 8, 2017

      Great theory of change


    • Lucy Barr-Hamilton

      Lucy Barr-Hamilton

      Sep 8, 2017

      Good luck Caroline, what better way to express yourself than through dancing!!! Hope their show goes well in december and you will smash the marathon I'm sure!!Xxx


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      erin lever

      Sep 8, 2017



    • Suzie Brown

      Suzie Brown

      Sep 7, 2017

      Good luck Caz! Xx


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