Over the last ten months HHL has been in Rio De Janeiro, Brasil facilitating workshops and developing partnerships with organizations in Rio de Janeiro spearheaded by co-founder and executive director René John-Sandy II. Ten years- ago is when HHL did our first workshops in Rio with a notable organization called Luta Pela Paz “Fight for Peace” located in north zone of Rio in a favela called Maré. Being able to come back ten years later and have the opportunity to collaborate with Fight for Peace again.

HHL has been able also to collaborate with other organizations such as Afro Reggae (Vigario Geral and Cantagalo), Sparta Rio, Embala, Ace Projects, Attitude Social, Instituto Futuro Bom, and other organizations. Some of the workshops that have taken place are Breakdance, Graffiti, Art, Urban Dance, Hip Hop Recording, Stop Shooting Project, Tennis and others.

HHL has been able to impact over one thousand youths in the Rio de Janeiro community. Special thanks goes out to Sheila Magda Huguenin, Berto Pacheco, Bala Machine, Greta Jeky, Kaarlo, DJ Feijao, Brain “Deka” Pawpau, T Dollar, Emite, Sky Riich, and Jefferson Brasilll.

Please stay tuned for more announcements for some upcoming projects.