Rap Music is the CNN of the Barrio

Photo: Rap Debate participants performing at the Congress of the Republic in Bogota

Zareen Thomas, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, USA, is visiting RAPOLITICS in Denmark this June. Here she unveils a bit about her work with hip-hop in Latin America. Read more

Hamburg: Talents of The City Begin in the Suburbs

The room in the container city is hot as a sauna. Young people of all ages and colors sit around on the floor waiting for the show to start. They are sweaty and you can feel the energy in the air. Some bite nervously their nails, others are more relaxed chatting with friends. We have been invited to see the monthly show case of all the different hip hop courses conducted in the Hip Hop Academy in Billstedt, an eastern district of Hamburg, Germany.

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