Collaborators:NYC Department of Education
Location:New York, New York
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Hip Hop Public Health today announced the release of Move-to-Improve World Beats NYC, an album inspired by music and rhythms from some of the diverse communities that call New York City home. Produced in collaboration with the NYC Department of Education’s Office of School Wellness Programs, the album will accompany the Move-to-Improve program that is used by more than 70% of elementary schools in the largest public school system in the United States. The free Move-to-Improve program is designed to get students out of their seats and moving in class, building on the skills they learn in physical education and other subjects.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
“No doubt, music has always been transformational. When we engage youth in a relatable way, we see an incredible effect on their lifestyles and in the way they learn,” says the legendary rapper and founding artist Doug E. Fresh, who established the nonprofit in 2006 with Columbia University’s Chief of Staff of Neurology, Dr. Olajide Williams.
The Move-to-Improve: Worlds Beats NYC album is available to anyone for free and the songs can be used for any movement activity — in the classroom, at the gym, after school, and even at home by families.
Move-to-Improve Worlds Beats NYC: Track List
- Breathe In, Breathe Out
- Cross the Line (Jump, Squat & Shake)
- Groove & Flow (Focus Mix)
- Groove & Flow
- Island Hopping
- Just Move
- Mindful Beats
- Move to Improve
- NYC Roll Call
Visit the Hip Hop Public Health Resource Center to download and listen to the full Move-to-Improve World Beats NYC album for free.