BOZAR and visit.brussels are bringing you a summer full of hip-hop. Originating in the streets of New York in the 1970s, hip-hop grew worldwide to become the dominant phenomenon in urban and youth culture. Successive generations of young people in Brussels have been a part of this diverse movement, enriching it in their own way. Hip-hop has continued to evolve through its four favourite forms: dance, graffiti, Djing and rap.

As part of  MIXITY.brussels 2017, a new exhibition provides an overview of 35 years of creativity in the capital. It not only highlights the major periods in the history of Brussels hip-hop but immerses the visitor in the hip-hop experience. In addition to archives and objects you will meet the people from the hip-hop world itself, through various workshops, performances, battles and meetings. An urban programme for the whole of Brussels, in association with youth and neighbourhood centres. 


Curators: Adrien Grimmeau and Benoît Quittelier


Participating artists

Rap: Benny B, De Puta Madre, Bigshot, Starflam, Defi J, Akro, Pitcho, James Deano, Veence Hanao, Scylla, La Smala, Caballero & Jeanjass, Roméo Elvis, Damso, Stromae, Stikstof, L’or du commun. Pablo Andrès, Gandhi, ZA, Convok, Froesheleirs, Isha, Seven, Berrykrimi, Zwangere Guy, Chant D Loup, Bruksel'R, ...

Dance: Youssef El Toufali, Dynamic Rockers, Funky Belgian'z, Tirock, The Cage, Julien Carlier, Yassin Mrabtifi, Yiphun Chiem, Bencock, Alex, Karimbo, Serge Lawson, Milan Emmanuel ...

DJing, Beatmaking & Beatboxing: Grazzhoppa, Smimooz,  Odilon, Lefto, Supafly Dj's, NoZa, HMD, Street Fabulous, Shungu, Schame, Primitiv, One Shot, ...

Graffiti: Kool Koor, Shake, Rage, Arme, RAB, Bigshot, BYZ, Sozyone Gonzalez, Narsix, Blancbec, Defo, Eyes B, Bonom, Somey, Eros, Mino Ponti, Ano13, Frédéric Platéus...

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