Connecting 7th Generation Voices of Uganda and the Americas
Tune in for a wonderful discussion on the power of HipHop culture as an Indigenous form of expression and its impact on the youth of Uganda. It is empowering young people from Africa and influencing and inspiring members of the Human Family from around the World.
Mikuak Rai is a self-described ‘creative catalyst’ whose passion centers on the intersection of creative arts, planetary culture and transformative consciousness. He strongly believes that every individual is, inherently, an artist possessing something meaningful to express and contribute toward making the world a better place. He is co-founder of Planet Restoration, an emerging ‘creative movement’ using music and media to educate, empower and inspire people to “choose love and honor the circle of life.” Through its weekly online radio broadcast, PR 13:20, Planet Restoration highlights and explores Indigenous, timeless wisdom and the evolving, creative impulse expressing itself through humanity in ever-new ways. Mikuak is also founder and creative director of WorldBridge Media, an independent ‘new media’ consulting and technical production services provider. Over the past two years, he has been production coordinator of the Nexus Global Youth Summit, a growing network of next-generation (millennial) wealth-holders and social entrepreneurs, convened at the UN headquarters in New York City, to explore solutions and foster collaboration to address some of the world’s greatest challenges.
At the Nexus Summit this past summer, Rai stepped out of his technical role, conceived and moderated a well-received panel discussion entitled Personal and Planetary Ecology: Building the New Operating System. Rai lends his skills to a variety of other leading-edge, service-oriented efforts including URI’s Global Indigenous Initiative (GII) that aims to give voice and visibility to Indigenous wisdom and faith traditions worldwide; Declare Empathy Coalition’s advocacy to end modern-day slavery of India’s Dalit population; Project Blue Hands Society’s efforts to engage young children, creative artists, and community members in outreach efforts to help the homeless and people-in-need living in downtown Eastside Vancouver, BC; and the ongoing promotion of Calendar Change (13 Moon/28-day Calendar) via the Foundation for the Law of Time. An accomplished singer/songwriter/composer and music producer, Mikuak feels ‘at home’ performing live on stage, and thoroughly enjoys working in collaboration with other creatives.