This fall in Chicago’s Union Square Park, Donda’s House, a nonprofit organization designed to expose inner-city kids to arts education, and Common’s Common Ground Foundation hosted the annual AAHH! Music Festival.
The festival featured a main stage, a community stage, and showcased over 20 interactive stations for Chicago’s youth. The festival was divided into different sections such as a Health & Wellness Zone, Arts Zone, and a College & Career Center Zone. In addition to the festival’s community component, it featured a wide-array of artist ranging from local acts to Ice Cube, J.Cole, Common, and The Roots.
The AAHH! Fest, is one of the only Hip-Hop festivals focused on providing a social impact for you, in a space where music and culture can align. The festival brought the entire city of Chicago together, and filled the community with love and inspiration. The AAHH Fest also held an internship program for high-school and college level students teaching them production and management skills. Due to the festival’s success this year, it plans to have an even bigger turn-out in the future.
It is important to highlight that the Chicago native rappers of Kanye West, Rhymefest, and Common all founded or sit on the board of organizations who produced AAHH! Fest. It’s always good to see rappers giving back to their communities, and setting an example for the youth that look up to them.
For more information on Donda’s House or the Common Ground Foundation please see below: