Aisha Fukushima grew up writing creatively and experiencing hip hop music around the word. As an adult, she’s channeled her love for music into a social activist project called Raptivism that involves education, recording and performing music, and creating an online dialogue centered around social justice issues.
Fukushima tours with her band and also traveled around the world collaborating with a global community of hip hop leaders to create her Raptivism album. Some of the issues she’s addressed through her music are feminism, food justice, and negative stereotypes.
In this episode of Art School, Fukushima discusses her history as a performer, and then shows us some basic stomp rhythms, demonstrating how she incorporates this type of percussion into her performances.