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Nomadic Wax
Using music media and the arts to promote social change and cultural exchange since 2001

On the Lokashakti Network since:
Saturday, 07 April 2012

Year founded: 2001

Washington, District of Columbia
United States

Nomadic Wax on:

Type of network resource:
  • Record Label
  • Media Production

Issues addressed:
  • Peace / Nonviolence
  • Civil Rights / Civil Liberties
  • Voting / Participatory Government
  • Human Rights
  • Political Accountability / Transparency


Nomadic Wax
Nomadic Wax uses music, media and the arts to promote social change and cultural exchange, creates educational opportunities for people to learn about issues of global importance though media and entertainment and is a platform for socially engaged musicians, media producers and artists worldwide to spread their message and reach a global audience.

Nomadic Wax is a U.S. based social enterprise that produces media and events aimed at creating cross-cultural exchange and increasing awareness of global issues. Nomadic Wax links diverse communities and encourages social and cultural dialogues through various artistic mediums. Founded in 2001 as a fair trade record label and production company of African hip-hop and urban music, Nomadic Wax has grown into an internationally recognized brand firmly rooted at the intersection of urban media and social change.

Production Company: Since 2001 Nomadic Wax has recorded over 60 groups from countries including Senegal, Sierra Leone, Brazil, Korea, Palestine and Israel among others places. Guerilla style production is at the heart of the Nomadic Wax aesthetic being able to remain flexible recording in community centers bedrooms, and makeshift studios worldwide. Nomadic Wax has produced nearly all music with partner in crime - Notable Productions.

Film: Nomadic Wax has expanded to include film into it's production arsenal. With collaborators - Sol Productions, Nomadic Wax created the African Underground documentary series. African Underground: Democracy in Dakar and Democracy in Paris have gone on to win awards and accolades from Al Gore's Current TV, Our Stage, BBC and Washington Post.

Events: Nomadic Wax has also pioneered Global Hip-Hop programming in clubs, colleges, conferences and universities internationally. Nomadic Wax programs involve a unique combination of live performance coupled with film screenings and panel discussions. Nomadic Wax has produced and participated in events at: CMJ, Lincoln Center, SOBs, Rose Live Music among others. Nomadic Wax is also a co-founder of the Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival.

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