This is a short video created for one of our classes to show the similarities in contemporary dance in African & African American cultures. It looks at dances like azonto, the Harlem shake, eskista, hit the Quan, gwara gwara, & others. We’re posting it in hopes that it can be a resource for others.
Video taken at the African Battle Cry held in December 2017 in Cape Town by Heal the Hood.
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.
This video was taken in July 2016 at a taping of the Ready D show in Cape Town, South Africa. Ready D is a legendary DJ in South Africa and was a member of the pioneering rap group Prophets of Da City. In the video Ready D provides a lesson in the different hip hop DJ styles.
Video clips of students in a drum session and rapping over African drum beats. The students are in the Hip Hop and Popular Culture in Africa class in the African Studies Department at Howard University visited Hands on Drum in Washington, DC. In addition to Continue reading “Hip Hop Drum Session”
30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 12 – DJ @ the 2013 Swahili Hip Hop Summit. About a week after I landed in Dar I attended the Swahili Hip Hop Summit. There was a great blend of hip hop elements, including the element of knowledge. Wachata Crew was there doing graffiti, SUA was there doing their thing, a lot of emcees blessed the mic, and there was a lot of knowledge being spread.
*30 days of TZ hip hop is to show some of what I experienced the past year in Tanzania.
Nikki Mbishi @ the Lyricst Lounge event at Club 327 in Dar es Salaam.