RAPOLITICS: Facilitating International Partnerships and ‘Everyday Politics’

Zareen Thomas, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, USA, visited RAPOLITICS in Denmark for the whole month of June 2016. Here she unveils a bit about her reflections on our work. Read more

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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Congolese asylum seekers dance the dead to life in a Chapel in Copenhagen

RAPOLITICS sent our communication volunteer Peter Thomsen to Hip Hop Games in Copenhagen. We supported Bob and Bantu from La Folie Crew with their participation in the Hip Hop Games event at Dansekapellet in Copenhagen (April 2016). Here is his short report with some great pictures.

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Colombia: Agrarian Hip-Hop against Violence and Injustice

Since August 2015 I have been conducting a fieldwork for my master’s thesis in Anthropology in Medellín, Colombia. The initial idea was to investigate how youth in one of Medellin’s most turbulent neighborhoods, Comuna 13, use hip- hop to try to change their everyday lives for the better.

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Jamming for a Sustainable Hip-Hop Future

RAPOLITICS and students from Vallekilde Folk High School were in October 2015 for the second time in Alexandria, Egypt, in order to boost Revolution Records’ studio! The trip is an example of a great hip-hop partnership between Egyptian raptivists, Danish high school students and RAPOLITICS. In this blog entry, Mia from RAPOLITICS give us an update on the studio.
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A Hip-Hop Partnership between Denmark and Egypt

This is the story of a unique hip-hop partnership between Revolution Records in Alexandria and RAPOLITICS in Denmark. It all started back in 2012 and has now developed into a strong tie between raptivists in Egypt and students and youth in Denmark. The dream of the hip-hop revolution is very much alive! Read more

Egypt: Alyaa Uses Rap as a Weapon

Growing up as a young woman in a patriarchal society like Egypt is one thing. Speaking out loud, not giving a damn about norms and expectations, and rapping for women’s rights is another thing. Yet this is what 20 year-old Alyaa from Alexandria is doing. Read more

Lost Boys Rapping for Peace and National Reconciliation

During the Fall 2014 RAPOLITICS had company of the two South Sudanese rappers Hot Dogg (Mijok Lang) and L.U.A.L (Lual D’Awol). During their stay they facilitated rap workshops at schools in most parts of Denmark in cooperation with the Youth Program from the Danish Center for Culture and Development.

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