Isis Storm Joins We Run This Supporter, 3rd Eye, on July 8 & 17 in Prov & New Bedford

8 Jul

Those who attended the May 2010 show at Jerky’s, We Run This! Women and Mothers in Hip Hop, will remember 3rd Eye and, specifically, the b-girl who performed and promoted the festival.

PROVIDENCE, RI – The ladies of Isis Storm have done it again.  Check us out later this month when we hit the stage in New Bedford, Massachusetts to “storm” the 11th Annual 3rd Eye Open Hip Hop Festival which, this year is celebrating the Year of the Woman.  The 3rd Eye Open is a creative arts festival that “brings thousands of diverse people together for one day to celebrate the talent, creativity, leadership, and passion of young people.”  This year it happens on Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 9am – 8:30pm at Buttonwood Park in New Bedford.  Isis Storm will be joining highly acclaimed hip hop artists Jean Grae and Tiye Phoenix as well as the dynamic performance duo, Climbing Poetree and dozens of other performers and artists..

Need a taste before the 17th?  Catch the 3rd Eye Open Fundraiser at As220 TODAY, July 8 with Hip Hop acts, DirtieDurdie, First Be, Trust and a special guest appearance by B-mor 7 of Isis Storm.  The show starts at 9 PM and, like the Open itself, the event is all ages.

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MORE INFO: 3rd Eye Open

The 3rdEYE Open is a creative arts festival that takes place annually in New Bedford, MA.  The 3rdEye Open serves underprivileged youth, providing a positive outlet for incredible talent in the forms of visual art, dance, music, sports, and community engagement.

3rdEyE Unlimited is a 501C (3) non-profit organization established in 1998 with the mission of building youth leaders to positively impact the youth of the community through media, events, music, art and organizing. 3rdEyE opens doors for at -risk urban youth to attend college, acquire employment, and get involved in positively changing their community by investing leadership skills, confidence, and a sense of purpose within theyouth participants, who would otherwise fall victim to the streets.

On July17, 2010, 3rdEyE will host the 11thAnnual 3rdEyE Open at Buttonwood Park in New Bedford, MA. The 3rdEyE Open attracts an estimated 5,000-7,000 people from local areas and from all over the United States. More than 150 youth and adults volunteer to put on the Open and more than 500 people participate in its activities which include a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, dance contests, live talent showcases, live mural exhibition, children’s arts and crafts, a green opportunities fair, exhibitors, vendors, and a community organization showcase area.

The theme of the 11thAnnual 3rdEyE Open is “Year of the Woman.” The organizers want to start this new decade with a statement; the need to model equality within the representation of art, music, and athletics.  For more information, visit http://www.3rdEyeUnlimited.com or click here.

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MORE INFO: We Run This!

Isis Storm and SlyShuga presented “We Run This! Women and Mothers in Hip Hop” Sunday, May 16 at Jerky’s Live Music Hall in Providence, RI. The event also included performances by local and regional artists, and participation by sponsors and vendors who treated pre-event VIP guests with food and on-site massages, resources on affordable healthcare, prizes from local businesses, and contacts for up-and-coming area musicians and artists. The show was headlined by Queen Yonasda, a hip hop recording artist who is touring cities promoting a new album called “God, Love and Music. “

The event drew in sponsors and partners not traditionally involved with hip hop events, including: 1] Urban League of RI / UrbanHealthWatch.net; 2] Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson / Judge William Clifton; 3] YWCA Northern Rhode Island; 4] Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; 5] WE HEAL, Wisdom, Empowerment, Health Education, Advocacy & Liberation; 6] Rhode Island Young Professionals (an auxiliary of the Urban League of Rhode Island); 7] Destiny House (domestic violence services); 8] The Rhode Island Indian Council.

Other top sponsors and supporters of “We Run This!” included: 1) 401 Certified, LLC; 2) Looney Tunes RI; 3) Feels Like Ohm; 4) It’s All Good; 5) dozens of other individual donors; 6) businesses who donated items for giveaways; 7) local radio stations (WRIU, BSR, WBRU, and MusicFeen.com) and dj’s who announced the show, interviewed event organizers from Isis Storm and Sly Shuga, or interviewed Queen Yonasda; 8] and promoters and other area venues who supported a “promotions through performance” marketing campaign led by Reza Clifton and Kalyana Champlain – founders of Isis Storm. New Bedford, MA-based supporter 3rd Eye Unlimited, provided a B-girl for the event and promoted their own upcoming festival, the 11th Annual 3rd Eye Open Hip Hop Festival, The Year of the Woman.

For more information about We Run This! or how to support the 2011 show, click here or email beginthestorm@gmail.com.

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