THE Hho MISSION
BLENDING MUSIC GENRES TO CONNECT PEOPLE & EMPOWER ARTISTS
Hip Hop Orchestrated will book guest performances, host live music events, and plan music social gatherings that showcase the music techniques of musical mash-ups, genre blending & mixed-genre playlists with the goal of helping to breakdown the social barriers associated with classism.
Hip Hop Orchestrated is focused on helping individuals generate and expand their personal social capital through music. Being strategic about increasing the quantity and quality of social capital experiences within a city has the ability to improved economic mobility within that city.
Economic Mobility In Charlotte
"If you’re poor and grow up in Mecklenburg County, you have among the worst chances in the country of climbing the income ladder as you get older. That’s according to a study by a group of researchers at Harvard, who looked at the earnings records of millions of families."
New Research Shows Mecklenburg County Among Worst For Economic Mobility, By Marshall Terry & Michael Tomsic, Published May 6, 2015
ECONOMIC MOBILITY & SOCIAL CAPITAL
A University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) study explored the correlations between economic mobility and various factors that have been discussed in prior work by sociologists and economists. UPenn researchers found that segregation, income inequality, education, social capital, and family structure are all strongly correlated with economic mobility.
Penn Institute for Urban Research, Improving Opportunities for Social Mobility in the United States, Published May 15, 2014
MUSIC AS SOCIAL CAPITAL
Hip Hop Orchestrated transforms people's love for music into social capital.
The saying goes, "It is not what you know, it is who you know." At Hip Hop Orchestrated we help people get to know one another through the mixing & blending of hip hop & orchestral music.
We use music as the first step in helping others realize just how much they have in common. The social connection between two people can start with a common love for the music Hip Hop Orchestrated plays & creates. Once the social bonds are made via music appreciation related activities, the foundation of a friendship can begin.
When people become friends and care about the well being of one another, they work to make sure the other person succeeds in all that they do.
"It's not what you know, it is who you know.
So get to know others through the music
that you both love. "
-Octavia Moore | Founder & Creative Executive Director of Hip Hop Orchestrated