. EDUCATION FOR PEACE .
An article from Colombia Informa (translation by CPNN)
In the city of Cali, “HipHop Week” will be held to contribute to social transformation through art and pedagogy. The event will start on July 20 and will end on July 26. Presentations will take place virtually and free of charge.
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HipHop Week’ has been taking place all over the world since 2000. In the city of Cali, Mesa HipHoppaz is in charge of organizing the event since 2014, and in 2020 due to the health emergency it will be held virtually.
“The main theme of the realization of this event in Cali is to make Hip Hop visible as a culture of peace, a culture with a political stance and in turn that can unite us as hiphoppers and as elements of culture, because we converge djs, graffiti artists, rappers and others, ”said Mesa HipHoppaz.
In the seven days national and international guests will participate, forums, workshops and various artistic presentations. This week has as a slogan # NaciónHipHop, which refers to the union in this urban culture and the intention of reaching a large audience.
“It is a week of appreciation of Hip Hop, where the artists of culture, the community in general will appropriate the values that we have as culture and world heritage from artistic forms, from forms of knowledge, from everything that is Hip Hop, to also strengthen our culture.”
The event will be broadcast on the official Facebook page “Semana del HipHop Cali”, [HipHop Cali Week], where you can also find the days and hours of activities.