This one is the Healer Hip Hop

Hip-hop is more than just a genre of music. It’s a journey through culture, creativity, and the diversity that challenges the status quo. On this page you’ll find the soul food you need for your mind and for your ears.

 

 

Hi, my name is Ana Swartz

and I’m the Founder of The Healer Hip Hop.
Erykah Badu is my favorite artist and I’ve been following her music and life since I first heard her on Baduizm live in 1998. She’s also the one who first called Hip Hop ‘The Healer’ on her 2008 album New Amerykah Part One (4th World War).
Not only did I love the song, but also its meaning and the fact that it portrayed Hip Hop as something that brings people together instead of separating them. This was the same image I had of my favorite music genre and that’s why I founded The Healer Hip Hop to help spread the positive aspects of the Culture.

The Healer Hip Hop Blog

Hear you find the latest blog entries about the Podcast, Playlists and articles about how Hip Hop is The Healer to the world, our society or ourselves.

 

#24: Refugee Canteen

#24: Refugee Canteen

In der heutigen Episode unterhalte ich mich mit Beni aus Hamburg, dem Gründer von Refugee Canteen. Die Refugee Canteen ist die erste gastronomische Vorschule, die Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund und Geflüchteten eine Grundlagenausbildung für gastronomische Berufe...

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#23: Black History Month 2019 mit Boqor Bantu

#23: Black History Month 2019 mit Boqor Bantu

Black History Month Jedes Jahr im Februar wird in zahlreichen Ländern der Black History Month (BHM) gefeiert um die Geschichte Schwarzer Menschen in aller Welt zu würdigen. Diese Tradition geht auf das Jahr 1926 zurück, als der Historiker Carter G. Woodson eine...

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#22: Rap for Refugees

#22: Rap for Refugees

Heute ist Rap for Refugees Gründer Ata Anat zu Gast beim The Healer Hip Hop Podcast: Im Dezember 2017 gestartet mit der Idee jährlich Festivals zu veranstalten, ist Rap for Refugees innnerhalb von nur einem Jahr zu einer festen Größe zur Förderung des interkulturellen...

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The Healer Hip Hop Playlist February 2019

The Healer Hip Hop Playlist February 2019

Oprah, Kamala, Ava, Tarana and Lena Serena, Viola, Opal, Patrisse and Alicia You and me, are the chosen, right now, this is our moment We are a people of motion Our love's gonna change the world Welcome to A Month full of reminiscence February has more celebrations...

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#21 Afrikan Boy goes Y.A.M.

#21 Afrikan Boy goes Y.A.M.

The interview with Afrikan Boy was one of the funniest I ever had! We talked about his start as a rapper, why he called himself Afrikan Boy and why it's spelled with a "K". The whole point of my career is to bring African influence into what I do, knowing that I'm...

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#20: The Miseducation of Ana Swartz

#20: The Miseducation of Ana Swartz

Ok, so here it is: this is the music I've made about ten years ago. I've promised to publish my music to Anna-Liisa Donnatella on Episode 16. It took a lot of courage to actually follow through with it but now that I did, I'm very proud of myself!  The Miseducation of...

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#19: Small Literature

#19: Small Literature

Lafayette Lewis goes by the producer name Small Literature. I first got in touch with him through IG and he made a The Healer Hip Hop remix for me which I was supposed to play in this epsiode. But I ended up choosing a song from his latest album instead. That album -...

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The Healer Hip Hop Playlist Jamuary 2019

The Healer Hip Hop Playlist Jamuary 2019

Welcome to 2019 This is it, this is a new day, a new chance at life and a new year full of music! If 2018 has taught me anything than it's that Maya Angelou is right:  I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be...

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#18: Neville Sigauke

#18: Neville Sigauke

Neville Sigauke is a Rapper and Artist who was born and raised in different parts of Zimbabwe and now lives in South Africa. Growing up in different cultures of Zimbabwe, he decided to overcome the ongoing tribalism by mixing Shona and Ndebele and sounds and fuse it...

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