FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
“Save Our People” Video
“Mayor of DC Hip-Hop” Head-Roc teams up with Nepalese Film Director Roshan Ghimire to produce inspirational video featuring prominent Washington DC Organizers, Activists, and Artists
Washington, DC – DC based Hip-Hop artist Head-Roc and Nepalese Film Director Roshan Ghimire have produced another Washington DC based socially conscious “call to action” music video. Head-Roc and Mr. Ghimire first worked together in 2011 on the “Keep DC Walmart Free” video, produced by Washington DC community organizing group Empower DC.
The “Save Our People” song (written and produced by Head-Roc) and video (directed, filmed, photographed, edited, and published by Roshan Ghimire) is the first song from Head-Roc’s May 2013 creative commons released “Black Rock Star Super Hero Music” Street Tape LP, and is available for free download on Head-Roc’s Soundcloud and Reverbnation pages. The video is a combination video/photo essay featuring produced action scenes interspersed with portraiture of prominent Washington DC Organizers, Activists, and Conscious music Artists.
In mid-December Head-Roc and Mr. Ghimire created a Facebook event page to solicit interest amongst the DC progressive and social justice community to be included in the production, and received over 100 responses. As a result, over a two day period, Head-Roc and Mr. Ghimire made personal visits to every quadrant of the city to film and photograph multiple dozens of DC community leaders for inclusion in the video project. Each participant was given a copy of Head-Roc’s “Black Rock Star Super Hero Music” Street Tape in exchange for the creative commons use of their image and brands.
The “Save Our People” video guest stars Head-Roc’s daughter, also in the “Keep DC Walmart Free” video, in the role of “Hero” as she comes in to save her father from “bondage” at the production’s end.
“I am humbled and honored that Mr. Ghimire approached me with the wonderfully community inclusive script and strategy to bring the words and sentiment expressed in ‘Save Our People’ to life. His idea and gusto to include our areas prominent community leaders in the piece was utterly brilliant! As we seek to realize the type of society that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died for, ‘Save Our People’ pays homage to the continuing struggle and individuals who assist in strengthening disenfranchised communities all over the world.” Says Head-Roc.
“For everyone around the globe, Washington D.C. is the capital of the world’s most democratic nation, but most of us are unaware of the fact that D.C. does not have statehood. People in the United States have bitter abhorrence towards D.C. for its illusive nepotism, and its thirst for power. But, most of us are uninformed… hundreds of D.C. natives, movers and shakers in D.C’s neighborhoods are fighting for affordable housing, better education and equal political representation on Capitol Hill. Well, this song ‘Save our People’ by Head Roc is about the rich history of D.C. locals, unsung heroes and change makers of Chocolate City whose activism have ripple effects on every street and corner in DC. This collaborative and cooperative effort of Head Roc and D.C. residents is also my homage to Washington DC, the town I called home for 6 years… Please, share and spread the message.” Says Mr. Ghimire
The “Save Our People” video can be found at Head-Roc’s http://www.blackrockstarsuperheromusic.com web page and on YouTube. Head-Roc is available for print, phone, and video interviews as well as show inquiries. All inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Film Director Roshan Ghimire can be reached at email@example.com and his twitter handle is @RoshGhimire