In November 2014, the Afrikan Hiphop Caravan – an annual project organized by various grassroots African Hiphop collectives – will take place for the second time. This year, the Caravan will explore, celebrate debate the relevance and/or contribution of Hiphop to community struggles and the politics of building alternatives, street art and urban youth culture in Cape Town, Harare, Arusha and Nairobi.
In Cape Town, we will host the Afrikan Hiphop Conference at the Hubspace in Harare on the Friday the 07 November.
08 November at the Makhaza wetland Park will be the Afrikan Hiphhop Concert
In addition to the Line up, The concert will present cyphers of prominent Cape Town Hiphop sessions:
Heads n Raps | Top Deck | Elo Hip | EMoyeni RAPS | Struggle, Hiphop n Poetry | Gumba | Friday open mic | Journey Through the Mind of a Poet etc
Appearances from the best of Hiphop from the Continent and the Globe:
Chitiown Collective | Soundz of the South (SOS) Freedom Warriors | Words of a REBEL Sistah(s) | BIko MC | Mic Crenshaw | Ndlulamthi | Tsviel The Prince | Heal the Hood & Mixed Mense | Inkanyamba | Andy Mkhosi |
Film screening booth all day featuring THE RHYTHM IN ME
DJs, Bboys/girls, Graff writes, arts, craft and clothing stalls etc
Lookout for more details
The Afrikan Hiphop Caravan is an annual project organised by various Hiphop collectives to allow thousands of young people to experience Hiphop Culture at its’ finest: as an elevating form of expression, a creative and revolutionary counterforce to all forms of oppression. Its vision is to build a strong and united Afrikan Hiphop Movement based upon a cohesive network of Afrikan Hiphop collectives with strong ties to like-minded organisations worldwide.
The participating collectives, which currently include Soundz of the South (Cape Town, South Africa), Uhuru Network (Harare, Zimbabwe), Okoa Mtaa Foundation (Arusha, Tanzania), and Wasani Mtaani (Nairobi, Kenya), are dedicated to Hiphop’s original vision as the voice of the oppressed and understand it as an acronym standing for ‘Her Infinite Power Helping Oppressed People’. In its essence, Hiphop is understood as a counterculture that has potential to educate, to build revolutionary consciousness, and to challenge the ruling class.