Vancouver’s 6th Annual HipHop 4 Peace Festival – happening this weekend!

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“From the 5 Burroughs of New York in the mid-seventies to across the entire planet today, Hip Hop continues to be a culture immersed in the struggle for a better world. If Peace is the message, then Hip Hop is the voice…” – The Vancouver International HipHop for Peace Festival

From September 24th to 26th, Vancouver will play host to a free, all ages, music festival promoting global peace and understanding. The festival will feature performances by local and international talent including MC’s, Breakdancers, DJ’s and Graffiti artists. In addition, there will be workshops teaching participants how to rap and breakdance, as well as tutorials giving insight into the history of Graffiti culture and its significance today. The main objective of the Annual HipHop 4 Peace Festival is to act as a base camp for community forums discussing youth activism, women’s rights, Indigenous struggle, and most importantly, Hip Hop’s rise to an international stage and its growth alongside the movement for peace, equality and social justice.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 24th

*Opening Night Extravaganza*
7pm ~ 11pm
Douglas College Students Union Lounge
700 Royal Avenue ~ 2 blocks north of New West Skytrain Station

Saturday, September 25th

*All Day Outdoor Block Party*
1pm ~ 7pm
Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street (Georgia street side) ~ 2 blocks west of Granville Skytrain

Sunday, September 26th

*Workshops//MC & Breakdancing Tutorials//Closing Night Headliners Showcase*
3pm ~ 8pm
Chuck Bailey Recreation & Youth Center
13548 107A Avenue ~ 3 blocks south of Gateway Skytrain Station

We all have our own individual voice. Come out and be a part of the message.

By Flavia Kajoba