More than an performing Artist, Viva Fidel has affectively used HIPHOP as a vehicle internationally for political and social change. Fidel has earned many titles ranging from Motivational Counselor, Lecturer, Organizer, Freelance Journalist, Actor as well as Music & Film Producer. He understands the popularity of Hip Hop is well respected in the industry, without compromising meaning or mission. Music with substance has become one method of delivering his important messages to the human family.
In a recession when most things are frugal, filmmaker, performing artist, songwriter and ‘artivist’ Fidel also known as “VivaFidel” has been generous with his contributions to the music industry & society in many facets. Fidel is an award winning youth advocate, performing artist and entrepreneur who has presented at several academic institutions including University of Louisville, DePaul, North Western Illinois, University of Wisconsin, also several national conventions including the Hip Hop Political Convention & United States Social Forum. He has spoken & performed at countless festivals, Community centers and schools. Fidel gives interactive lectures about media analysis and hip hop culture as a tool for social service and youth outreach. Most recently in high demand are his ‘Listening Project’ sessions. Currently Fidel is facilitating at least two middle schools and one high school session per week in his hometown of Milwaukee, WI.