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Atlanta-Based Christian Hip-Hop Dance Fitness Startup to Host Free Dance Classes to Celebrate The Progress and Future of Rwanda

Shazzy Fitness

Dancers from Shazzy Fitness, a faith-based hip-hop dance fitness startup

Atlanta, GA — Shazzy Fitness, a faith-based startup that produces bold Christian hip-hop dance fitness DVDs, teams up with the Rebecca Davis Dance Company (RDDC) to host free dance classes commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and celebrating the progress and future of Rwanda.

Shazzy Fitness is set to participate in the global dance experience, “Kurema: Moving at the Speed of Peace”, a RDDC event, hosting free dance classes on April, 26 2014 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. RDDC will offer dance classes around the world in as many styles as possible to not only raise awareness of the lives lost in the Rwandan genocide, but also as an illuminating look at the power of dance as a means of healing, educating and growing.

In support of this global dance event, Shazzy Fitness will offer two separate classes featuring dances from their newly released Christian hip-hop dance fitness workout DVDs, “Shazzy Fitness: In the Beginning” and “Shazzy Fitness: A Time to Dance”. On Saturday April 26, the beginner-level hip-hop dance class will be led by the star of the “In the Beginning” DVD, Shazzy Fitness lead choreographer and instructor, Vera Musgrove. The second class will have more of a cardio hip-hop focus and will be led by the award-winning choreographer/director/stage performer and Shazzy Fitness dance team veteran, D. Norris.

The Shazzy Fitness dance classes will begin at 5pm EST and at 6pm EST respectively. Both classes will last approximately one hour and feature family-friendly dance moves choreographed to Christian hip-hop beats.

All Shazzy Fitness dance classes will take place at the Academy of the Arts dance studio, located at 4650 Memorial Drive in Decatur a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this extraordinary commemorative event,” said Shazzy Fitness CEO, Kristy McCarley. “It is a great honor to collaborate with a dance company like RDDC for such a worthy cause that reflects our core mission to share love, joy and peace through dance.”

Shazzy Fitness/Kurema dance classes will only be held in the Atlanta area on April 26, however various other Kurema supporting dance classes will take place nationwide in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Guinea, and Rwanda – among other locations.

All classes are free and open to the public. For more information about Shazzy Fitness events or Christian hip-hop dance fitness DVDs, please email pr@shazzyfitness.com or call 404-997-3397

For the national Kurema dance class event schedule, please visit www.kurema.org or contact Caitlyn Casson, caitlyn@rebeccadavisdance.com

About Shazzy Fitness
Shazzy Fitness is a bold new dance fitness program that fuses modern dance with faith-based contemporary music, including Gospel Hip-Hop & Christian Rock. Shazzy Fitness offers a revolutionary fun and funky dance fitness experience that lets you get your praise on and groove on – all at the same time! The innovative choreographed dance moves are set to Christian music with a contagious hip-hop beat and include fat-burning, cardio exercise workouts that complement the busy lifestyle of today’s Christian. DVDs are available at www.ShazzyFitness.com and on Amazon.com.

Rap Fest Radio: Episode #173 – Heesun Lee

Bert interviews Heesun Lee and speaks about her latest release, STEREOTYPES. This project charted on iTunes and Billboard and has been the driving force of her recent tour. Watch as we speak about this album, her team, her label and upcoming plans for her ministry and music
 
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Music Video: “Stereotypes” by: Heesun Lee
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Christian Rapper Is Crunk For Christ

UPDATED: Monday, April 21, 2014 – 6:12pm
NBC

If you met Jacksonville Native Stephen I. Crow Jr. today, you'd never guess where he came from. "I barely survived to be honest with you. There were times I looked death right in the face," said Crow. He said it all started when his parents split up. He was 12 years old, and he said he "got real rebellious and just seemed to be angry at the whole world." Crow went from a honor roll student, to someone who didn't care about school at all. "Divorce seems to be common these days, but it had a high affect on me, it really had a big impact on me in a bad way," said Crow.

Music had always been a huge part of Crow's life. "Around that time I was introduced to gangster-rap music. I could really relate to that drive they had in them, it was almost like an anger," said Crow. Because of the absence of his dad, he said rap music raised him. Crow said the music influenced the drugs, violence, and eventually, he ended up in jail.

However, in the darkness, he found the light. "Right at that moment when I was like this is over for me, you know, the guard came around the corner, he had a letter for me from my little sister it was all about Jesus and she told me Jesus wanted to give me another chance," said Crow. Since that day, his heart has been forever changed. He has been an ordained minister for three years, and says God encourages him to use music for ministry. "He said you love rap music, and you can take my word, and your story, your testimony, and share it through rap music," said Crow. The rapper now performs at churches, concerts, and Christian night clubs.

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China on course to become ‘world’s most Christian nation’ within 15 years

By , Liushi, Zhejiang province
2:00PM BST 19 Apr 2014
The Telegraph

It is said to be China’s biggest church and on Easter Sunday thousands of worshippers will flock to this Asian mega-temple to pledge their allegiance – not to the Communist Party, but to the Cross.

The 5,000-capacity Liushi church, which boasts more than twice as many seats as Westminster Abbey and a 206ft crucifix that can be seen for miles around, opened last year with one theologian declaring it a “miracle that such a small town was able to build such a grand church”.

The £8 million building is also one of the most visible symbols of Communist China’s breakneck conversion as it evolves into one of the largest Christian congregations on earth.

“It is a wonderful thing to be a follower of Jesus Christ. It gives us great confidence,” beamed Jin Hongxin, a 40-year-old visitor who was admiring the golden cross above Liushi’s altar in the lead up to Holy Week.

“If everyone in China believed in Jesus then we would have no more need for police stations. There would be no more bad people and therefore no more crime,” she added.

Officially, the People’s Republic of China is an atheist country but that is changing fast as many of its 1.3 billion citizens seek meaning and spiritual comfort that neither communism nor capitalism seem to have supplied.

Christian congregations in particular have skyrocketed since churches began reopening when Chairman Mao’s death in 1976 signalled the end of the Cultural Revolution.

Less than four decades later, some believe China is now poised to become not just the world’s number one economy but also its most numerous Christian nation.

“By my calculations China is destined to become the largest Christian country in the world very soon,” said Fenggang Yang, a professor of sociology at Purdue University and author of Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule.

“It is going to be less than a generation. Not many people are prepared for this dramatic change.”

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