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2018 Trinity Hip Hop Festival

The call for submissions from performers and presenters at the 13th annual Trinity International Hip Hop Festival in Hartford, Connecticut. The festival will be held April 6-8, 2018. The yearly festival brings together artists, organizers, & scholars from around the world for 3 days of workshops, performances, battles, lectures, film showings, and networking. Submissions are due by 17th of November, 2017.For more information check out the festival site: http://trinityhiphop.com/call-for-submissions-2018-festival/

Posted in BBoys, graffiti, Hip Hop African Videos, Tanzania, Uganda

When the East is in the House…

Always wanted to hear the classic Blahzay Blahzay song “Danger” in a hip-hop track from East Africa. This is a video of images and footage of East African hip hop artists (Tanzania, Uganda, & Kenya) with “Danger” playing in the background.

Posted in graffiti, Tanzania

30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 20 Graffiti in Block 41

30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 20 – Graffiti in Block 41. In 2010. This was taken in Block 41, on the road behind Best Bite in Dar es Salaam. These graffiti tags are no longer there. Like in many cities, graffiti does not stay up for long unless the artist had permission. But an element of hip hop is graffiti, especially street graffiti. The purists say street graffiti is about doing a piece or a tag illegally, often using stolen supplies. This tradition is found all over the world where street graffiti artists often do pieces on buildings, trains, or other public places in the middle of the night. Many steal the spray to do the piece, reflecting the fact that in the inner city most young artists can’t afford to buy spray paint cans.

 

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*30 days of TZ hip hop is to show some of what I experienced the past year in Tanzania.

Posted in Artist Profiles, graffiti, Tanzania

30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 9 Wachata Crew

30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 9 – Wachata Crew. The dopest graffiti crew in Tanzania. Their works can be seen all over Dar es Salaam, including Nafasi Art Space in Mikocheni. Each of the artists represents graffiti as an element of hip hop but also represents graffiti as a stand alone art that can be appreciated with other forms of fine art.

https://www.facebook.com/WACHATACREWClark-Msia-05

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*30 days of TZ hip hop is to show some of what I experienced the past year in Tanzania.