About Hip Learning

Hip Learning was founded by Oakland California rap artist and teacher Naru Kwina (AKA DR. Science) in 2005.  Inspired by his students ability to remember and recite songs they heard on the radio, Naru made Hip-Hop songs about the human anatomy to lock in the information he was exchanging during class time.

The children were so successful in processing the information in song format that Naru decided to share Hip Learning with the general public.
Hip Science the Human Body 101 an audio CD was released in 2005.

Due to a generous grant from the Creative Work Fund, Naru later wrote and performed in a full length play “Hip Science the Human Body 101Live”. Hip Learning then became available for concerts and workshops, schools, festivals, and science centers.

In 2007-2008 Hip Learning was awarded a grant from the city of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program to write a full color booklet to accompany the audio CD. The booklet is part fact part fiction and depicts the beautiful art work of Courageous Cunningham.

In 2020 we were awarded a grant from again from Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program to to produce the new Hip Learning music/video project “Our World,Our Planet”which was released the same year. 

What’s next

Hip Learning is now in the formative stages of creating video content and a stronger social media presence to keep up with the changing times.We will be busy performing both shows live “ Hip Science the Human Body 101”,  

and “Our World,Our Planet”. At Festivals, schools, and centers for learning.

The Vegan Movement

Adopting a vegan diet offers a multitude of benefits for both individual health and the environment. Health-wise, it is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, largely due to its focus on fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains which are rich in beneficial nutrients. These foods are high in dietary fiber, vitamins, and phytochemicals that contribute to overall health. Furthermore, a vegan diet typically contains lower levels of saturated fats and cholesterol, which are linked to various chronic diseases. From an environmental perspective, veganism can significantly reduce one’s carbon footprint. The production of plant-based foods generally requires fewer natural resources such as water and land, and emits lower levels of greenhouse gases compared to the production of meat and dairy products. Therefore, transitioning to a vegan diet not only can improve personal health but also contribute to environmental sustainability, making it a conscientious choice towards a healthier planet.

As a parent I stay active in my son's development. He has a problem in class and I've actually heard him singing the Hip Learning songs while doing homework... That's what I call success!
Stephen J.
Stay At Home Dad

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