Vancouver, BC – September 26, 2011 – Raincity Rap: The History of Hip Hop in Vancouver is a ground-breaking event bringing together key individuals who have played integral roles in the development of Vancouver’s hip hop scene. Created and presented by MISCELLANEOUS Productions as part of the official City of Vancouver 125th Anniversary celebrations, the event includes panel discussions, live music, dance and networking opportunities. Raincity Rap will be held on October 21st from 7-11pm and October 22nd from 4-11pm at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre.
From Sol Guy, DJ Flipout and Ndidi Cascade to Jonathan Simkin, Chin Injeti and Red1 of the Rascalz, Raincity Rap provides an opportunity for youth, industry members and Vancouver community members to hear the stories of these special guests and engage in interactive dialogue and discussion. An additional highlight includes a performance of the piece ‘Clash,’ from Kutz & Dawgs, MISCELLANEOUS Productions’ current musical in-development, composed by Raincity Rap co-programmer and panelist Ndidi Cascade.
“Vancouver hip hop is an art form pioneered by brilliant, complex characters and includes a vast range of expression, from gangsta rap that embraces libertarianism to political hip hop used as an organizing tool for social change and empowerment for Indigenous people and people of colour. We are very proud to be the first to present a complicated and joyous part of our history in Vancouver,” says MISCELLANEOUS Productions Artistic Director and Raincity Rap co-programmer, Elaine Carol.
This event is free and open to all ages. Due to limited seating, RSVPs at http://raincityrap.eventbrite.com are encouraged.
MISCELLANEOUS Productions is a local non-profit, community-engaged arts organization that has spent more than 10 years collaborating with multi-barriered and mainstream youth, adults and elders to make performances, new media and music for the public.