ARUSHA HIPHOP SLAM Event
Starts: Sunday, 23 November, 2014 11:00am
Ends: Sunday, 23 November, 2014 04:00pm
The Afrikan Hiphop Caravanis 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 counter force 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 (SOS) (Cape Town, South Africa), Uhuru NetworkHarare, Zimbabwe), Okoa Mtaa Foundation (Arusha, Tanzania), Asrafo Records (Lome,Togo)and Wasanii Mtaani/Artists in the Hood. (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.