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HaviKoro Crew Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0652
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Content Description

The HaviKoro Crew Collection contains T-shirts, posters, hand painted shoes, hand painted jacket, documents, oversized posters and banners.

Dates

  • 1983 - 2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center.

Historical note

In 1999, two Houston based B-boy dance groups K.O.R.O (Knights of Rhythm Odyssey) and HAVIK (Having a Vicious Indestructible Krew) combined to create HaviKoro.

Their mission is to serve the underprivileged in the U.S. and around the world through their first-hand experience in dealing with life's tough challenges and difficult choices. The group's outreach focuses primarily on at-risk youth, offering positive messages via urban performance and sharing their testimonies and talents. In 2004, HaviKoro partnered with Houston's Association of American Voices and the U.S. State Department to perform in dozens of foreign countries, as the U.S. 'Hiplomats' representing the unique contribution of hip hop to American culture.

HaviKoro has competed in and won top level events around the world winning first place in the U.S. "Out for Fame" best crew contest (2001) and third place in the world "Battle of the Year" (Hannover, Germany, 2001).

The City of Houston honored HaviKoro and their contributions by proclaiming March 4, 2016 "HaviKoro Day."

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 boxes + 1 map drawer of oversize materials)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The HaviKoro Crew Collection contains T-shirts, posters, hand painted shoes, hand painted jacket, documents, oversized posters and banners.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was donated to Rice University through the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) in 2016.

Creator

Title
Guide to the HaviKoro Crew Collection, 1983-2010
Status
Completed
Author
Norie Guthrie
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA