art practice
Village Hip Hop 2015

Village Hip Hop

hip hop culture

Village Hip Hop

Village Hip Hop is a week of outreach, discussions, interaction, workshops and live public performances, dedicated to hip-hop culture and to highlighting the cultural practices of young people in the neighbourhoods of Marseille and more generally in the local region.

Since 1995, AMI has taken part in the development of hip-hop culture in Marseille and abroad, notably through the emblematic Logique Hip Hop festival (1995- 2002), then artistic practices workshops and creative artistic residencies as part of the MIMI Festival and international exchanges (AFRIQUIPOP, CAURI and ORMUZ programmes).

Since 2011, AMI has provided a local facility in the Friche la Belle de Mai centre for young people, and it proposes an event mainly devoted to the transmission of hip-hop culture.

Principally based on young people’s practices, Village Hip Hop proposes workshops (for writing, beat-making, human beatbox, graffiti art, etc.) led by experienced artists from the national and local scenes, in association with socio-cultural and community arts organisations in Marseille and the surrounding urban area. The participants are mainly from “difficult” working-class areas, but not only, because a social mix is actively sought.

Similarly, promising artists from the local young scene are selected for the “GARAGE” work sessions with professional coaches, customised to meet the groups’ needs as closely as possible.

We also propose, for certain emerging and independent operators, to assist them in the production of proposed projects that they wish to structure and develop in professional conditions. This assistance is provided for certain operators by the CADO incubator.

Village Hip Hop aims to make CULTURE central to the project by proposing outreach, film/video screenings and discussion-meetings. In this context, it also consists in contributing to the dialogue between older and younger artists, for exchanging views and sharing know-how.