Viva La Hop

Got together at the end of the summer of 2011 and been bringin the good vibes ever since. We are a live 10 piece Hip-Hop esemble with roots from Funk, Jazz, and Reggae. Our main objective is to keep your head bobbin and booty movin. From the horns, to the keys, to the strings, to the skins we keep it funky fresh. Steady head bobbin funky hip-hoppin party. Poetry in Rhyme. Viva La Hop brings the Vibe.​

Kabir Sen (also known as “MC Kabir”) is both a professional hip hop artist and a music teacher, who has been a staple of Boston’s music scene over the past decade. Originally from London, he is an independent singer, rapper and producer whose music brews a robust blend of thoughtful lyrics, soulful melodies and funky rhythms from around the world. Fusing his creative interests in hip hop, songwriting and education has long been a passion for Kabir, and his background in music education has enabled him to bring his inclusive message to schools, colleges and clubs all over the country.

In addition to numerous recording projects and features on other artists’ albums, Kabir has five solo albums of his own: “Cultural Confusion” (2001), “Fuel for the Fire” (2003), “Peaceful Solutions” (2006), "The Time is Now" (2009) and the newly released “Olympic Gold” (2012). He has received positive reviews in The New Yorker, Billboard, The Boston Globe, The International Herald Tribune, SPIN, VIBE, URB, and countless other publications. He was featured on National Public Radio, including a 10-minute feature on PRI’s “The World”. He wrote, arranged and produced a multi-genre children’s music album for IBM, as well as several educational hip hop songs for a number of subjects and school curriculums. Kabir is a writer, producer and consultant for “Rhythm Rhyme Results” (winner of two Parent Choice Awards). He has been a guest host for a Top-10 video countdown on MTV, he appeared on an episode of the PBS children’s cartoon “Fetch”, and he was even commissioned to write and record a song for PBS about "Masterpiece Theater" (in honor of the show’s 50 year anniversary). Kabir was recently invited to showcase his work and musical journey in “Homespun” – an Indian American Heritage exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.



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