OSCAM Speak Session BOUT IT #4

OSCAM Speak Session BOUT IT #4

On October 18 OSCAM give a stage to female-identifying and trans hip hop artists and the major contributions they have made to the genre.

Hip hop is more than music: it is both a form of personal expression and a shared culture. Hip hop – the art and culture – is hugely popular on a global scale and from all socio-economic backgrounds, but is often misunderstood within the professional art world. Placing hip hop in a museum creates space for an interesting cross-pollination between two apparently different art worlds. The global becomes local, the personal becomes cultural and the audible becomes visual.

Feminine visions of hip hop have pioneered the music industry since the genre’s inception and undeniably paved the way for the genre’s global growth. To this day, these visions are overlooked in the still male-dominated scene.⁠⁠ To change this, OSCAM and Prince Claus Fund have teamed up once again for the latest OSCAM Speak Session with artists Khtek (she/her) from Morocco, Luanda (they/them) from Argentina, Djeda Joy and producer axlblessed (she/her) from the Netherlands.With a welcome speech by a special guest, moderator Charisa Chotoe and DJ Kymchi on the turntable.

Before the OSCAM Speak Session OSCAM organizes a Writerscamp. The writerscamp is a 7-day program in the week of October 11 and October 19, where they can learn from each other and with the ultimate goal of producing and launching 1 song. The song is produced by producer axlblessed (she/her) and they will perform this song during ADE in OSCAM with also 1 song of their own in addition.

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