Thu 16.01.2020 18:00 - 19:00
Festival Congolisation

Opening expo Revolution Rap

18:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 16.01.2020
    18:00 - 19:00
    KVS, Brussel

With the exhibition Revolution Rap, the Cooperation for Education and Culture (CEC) aims at exploring how rap turned the artistic and social landscape on the African continent upside down. This traveling and interactive exhibition introduces the most recent trains of thought concerning rap and its relationship with Africa, its sources and links, especially within Europe. Every section is illustrated with portraits of artists, references within their countries, their words but also their clips and artwork, since the latter constitute an important part of the music corpus. 

Some forty years since it emerged halfway the seventies, ‘hiphop’ has become a  household name. Rap, more than the other disciplines within hiphop, was picked up and further disseminated into mass cultures, which makes the discipline look increasingly disconnected from its original principles (non-violence, solidarity, openness towards the Other…). Although many American artists claim ownership, rap originated on the African continent, within African cultures, and the first real rap formations saw the light of day in the capital cities of Africa. Meanwhile, rap has evolved to a gigantic movement and in the past twenty years, the genre accompanied all sorts of struggles and social changes.

You can enjoy the expo until the 28th of February. So don't hesitate to drop by in KVS and feast your eyes on the rap (r)evolution. 

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