hip-hop-2016-poster-logosThis year’s edition of the annual ACCRA HIPHOP WEEK will be happening between next Saturday, 19th November and the one after – 26th November 2016. In the three years in which its been running, this is the second time the main organisers, Alliance Francaise Accra is collaborating with yoyo tinz – after last years’ debut collaboration – to produce the event. The weeklong event will feature several events/activities of the various elements of hip hop – from workshops on DJing to the Nuse concert headlined by “everyone’s favourite artist,” Worlasi.

Here’s a breakdown of the events/activities taking place during the week, along with necessary details and a brief description of each event or activity.

SATURDAY 19TH NOVEMBER, 2016

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WORKSHOP (on beatbox)

 TIME: 12PM – 3PM

 VENUE: EXHIBITION HALL (Alliance Francaise)

 RATE: FREE

This beatboxing masterclass will involve 8-12 people, who will be trained on methods and given tips to master the art. Yoshi and Faya Braz will be the facilitators of this workshop.

Allwho’re interested in being participants in this workshop should register by calling: 0501287811 or send an email to: events2@afaccra.org

faya braz and yoshiCONCERT (THE BEAT AND THE VOICE) 

 TIME: 8PM

 VENUE: AMPHITHEATRE (Alliance Francaise)

 RATE: 20GHC FOR ADULTS / 10GHC FOR AF STUDENTS AND MEMBERS / FREE UNDER 16

 This, the festival’s opening concert will feature French rapper and activist Yoshi Di Original (Zulu Nation / End of the World) and prominent beatboxer Faya Braz (Under Kontrol), also from France.

 

MONDAY 21ST – FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER, 201612240260_827706304007158_270240274795088500_oWORKSHOP (on graffiti)

 TIME: 12PM – 5PM

VENUE: EXHIBITION HALL

 RATE: FREE

 This Graffiti Master Class will be facilitated by award-winning French graffiti artist Lazoo. Participants will be engaged in an educative workshop which will result in the creation of a mural on the walls of Alliance Francaise, and other walls around the city.

All who’re interested in being participants in this workshop should register by calling: 0501287811 or send an email to: events2@afaccra.org

 

MONDAY 21ST – THURSDAY 24TH NOVEMBER

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WORKSHOP (on video mapping)

  TIME: 10AM – 4PM

 VENUE: EXHIBITION HALL

 RATE: FREE

 Video mapping is a new and exciting video-projection technique that can turn virtually any surface into a screen. This special workshop with videomapper BA.BA will be an introduction to this growing art form. Techniques of video mapping using impressive visual effects will be taught.

All who’re interested in being participants in this workshop should register by calling: 0501287811 or send an email to: events2@afaccra.org

 

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WORKSHOP (on DJing)

 TIME: 10AM – 4PM

 VENUE: EXHIBITION HALL

 RATE: FREE

Anyone interested in the art of DJing – from the pro, to the amateur, to the aspiring Dj – is welcome to join this workshop on learning and improving DJing skills. Foodj, a special guest from France, will be the facilitator of this workshop, and will help bring out the best of the participants’ talents and skills.

All who’re interested in being participants in this workshop should register by calling: 0501287811 or send an email to: events2@afaccra.org

-DJ SET/ OPEN MIC

  TIME: 7PM

 VENUE: LA PAILLOTE STAGE (Alliance Francaise)

 RATE: 20GHC FOR ADULTS / 10GHC FOR AF STUDENTS AND MEMBERS / FREE UNDER 16

Les 30 Glorieuses, a hip-hop group from France will be on stage to dish out amazing hip-hop tunes and visual effects. This soecial Friday night open mic session will also give an opportunity to upcoming rappers and hip-hop lovers to share the stage

All who’re interested in performing during the open mic session should register by calling: 0501287811 or send an email to: assist-events@afaccra.org

 

SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER, 2016.nuse concert

CONCERT (NUSE: WORLASI)

 TIME: 8PM

 VENUE: AMPHITHEATRE (Alliance Francaise)

 RATE: 20GHC FOR ADULTS / 10GHC FOR AF STUDENTS AND MEMBERS / FREE UNDER 16

 The ACCRA HIPHOP WEEK will climax with the much anticipated Nuse concert by Supreme Rights artiste, Worlasi. The concert takes it’s name from the title of Worlasi’s debut mixtape/album, Nuse. He’ll headline the concert and have performances by artistes featured on the tape and other acts. This concert is organised by Alliance Francaise in collaboration with Supreme Rights.

 

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