The Universal Zulu Nation is a music, community service and arts organization founded in the USA by Afrika Bambaataa. This organization has hundreds of chapters throughout the world, and all members believe in freedom, justice, equality, knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Our members come from many different races, cultures, nationalities, countries and religions. The Universal Zulu Nation members dislike divisions and want to see peace and unity with all races.
The Universal Zulu Nation was founded in 1973 in the Bronx, New York. It was Afrika Bambaataa's idea to use music to spread the message of the UZN. He Knew that music is universal and crosses all barriers. So with the birth of hiphop [which started in New York City, USA] Bambaataa and members of the Zulu Nation started to travel throughout the world to spread hiphop culture and uplift communities everywhere.
What is the mission of the Universal Zulu Nation?
There are too many divisions between young adults and their parents and too many divisions between ri ch and poor-urban and suburban. Now is the time for us to build together as well as develop individually. All of the ills and problems that plague our community, we are going to address. We already know Hip-Hop and the Zulu Nation are here to stay. Both are over twenty years old and both exist and thrive across the world.
Some of the community activities of the UZN include neighborhood clean-ups, block parties, talent showcases, seminars, conferences, canned food drives, tutoring and mentor programs.
Where did the name 'Zulu Nation' come from?
What does the word 'Amazulu' mean to the Universal Zulu Nation?
What does the word 'Zulu' mean to the Universal Zulu Nation?