Our country will be on september 29 in a new hiphopfestival, which is part of a broader cultuurproject under the auspices of the Flemish ministry of Culture. Nitrogen, Sevn Alias and Isha pockets already to the old Ambiorixkazerne in Tongeren.
Hib Hub Hooray, an initiative of the Flemish minister of Culture Sven Gatz, is described as ‘a Euregional cultuurproject’. That is intended to hiphoptalent from the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, which extends over Belgian and Dutch Limburg, Liège and Aachen, to artistic exchange does, something that according to the initiators have hitherto not happened.
The objective of the project is threefold. There is an artistic liège (the so-called ‘Hubs’, meetings in which rappers, producers, street artists and dancers under the guidance of professional coaches come together), a socio-cultural component (the ‘Hip Hub Retreat’, a nazomerkamp with hiphopworkshops) and a festivalluik.
That last one is ‘the finale’ of the project and will take place on Saturday 29 september in the former Ambiorixkazerne in Tongeren. The first names on the poster are the Brussels rapper Isha, also Brussels hiphopcollectief with Pregnant Guy Nitrogen and the nederhopper behind Patsergedrag Sevn Alias. More names to follow soon. There are also a few spots on the poster aside for participants of the ‘Hubs’.
The different ‘Hubs’ – four in total – will take place between 28 July and 16 september, the ‘Hip Hub Retreat-nazomerkamp between 21 and 23 september, and the festival on 29 september. All the info: hiphubhooray.com.
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