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RAPOLITICS og ARoS gør 1800-tals kunst cool med hiphop

ARoS Public inviterer hiphopkulturen indendørs i et samarbejde med RAPOLITICS, der engagerede unge i at debattere kulturarv gennem dans og rap. Med afsæt i ARoS’ aktuelle særudstilling ”Agnes Slott Møller – Helte og heltinder” benytter […]

Hiphop-gadefest for alle aldre i weekenden

Kom til gadefest og oplev hiphoppens fire elementer: Rap, breaking, DJ´ing og graffitti, når Frederiks Allé forvandles til et mekka af gadeaktiviteter til Hiphop Attack i weekenden. Frederiks Allé bliver lørdag d. 22. og søndag […]

Stranger: En forestilling for både fortællere og publikum

Fire Fortællere, fire rum, fire historier om at føle sig fremmet i et land, en krop, eller i et socialt fællesskab. Hvordan er det at få lov til at fortælle sin egen historie uden afbrydelser, […]

RAP:I:STAN får stor bevilling og udvider projektaktiviteterne

Med en bevilling på knap 900.000 kr. fra Udlændinge- og Integrationsministeriet udvider RAPOLITICS nu sit medborgerskabsprojekt RAP:I:STAN med helt nye komponenter. RAP:I:STAN er en platform, hvor unge med flygtningebaggrund kan engagere sig i RAPOLITICS’ kreative […]

Unge fra hele landet skaber Danmarks første Hiphopsamling         

Dansk hiphop er en kulturskat fuld af brillante emner, der er vigtige og relevante at diskutere for unge i dag, og skaberne bør hyldes. Det mener en gruppe unge fra landets fem regioner, der har […]

RAPOLITICS anno 2018

RAPOLITICS er en nonprofit organisation, der er baseret i Danmark. Organisationen arbejder med at fremme unges udfoldelsesmuligheder gennem et kreativt og konstruktivt fokus på urbane kunstneriske udtryksformer, raptivisme (rap + aktivisme), dialog og demokratisk bevidstgørelse […]

Rap, rim og flow for piger i Haraldsgadekvarteret

Med et fornemt arbejdslegat fra Finn Nørgaard Foreningen glæder vi os til i efteråret at starte et rap og poesi værksted for piger i vores lokalområde omkring Haraldsgade og Rovsingegade. På værkstedet vil to af […]

Ny forkvinde i RAPOLITICS bestyrelse

Navn Camilla Marietta Kronborg Alder 37 Uddannelse Cand. Mag i International Udvikling og Kultur- og Sprogmødestudier fra Roskilde Universitet, 2011. Nuværende stilling Konsulent, Styrelsen for International Rekruttering og Integration. Privat Camilla er bosat i Valby med sine to børn på [...]

RAP:I:STAN – Rapolitics projekt, der udbyder workshops, læringsseminarer og nye fællesskaber

Af Barbara Raasthøj “Kender I det, når man går hjem med en følelse af, at man i dag har gjort en forskel.“ Denne sætning beskriver den oplevelse to fortællere og en rapcoach skabte sammen med [...]

I Danmark taler man for meget om flygtninge, og for lidt med flygtninge

De seneste år er mange unge flygtninge kommet til Danmark. På Kildeskolen i Valby kom to af dem på besøg i 9. klasse for at fortælle deres historie og skabe større forståelse for flygtninges situation. […]

RAPOLITICS: Facilitating International Partnerships and ‘Everyday Politics’

Zareen Thomas, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, USA, visited RAPOLITICS in Denmark for the whole month of June 2016. Here she unveils a bit about her reflections […]

Copenhagen: The Way into a Better Understanding of Refugee Issues

I have been a refugee all my life, I am Palestinian, I was a refugee in Syria, then in Lebanon and now in Denmark, but I am thankful to all the steps I had passed […]

Rap Music is the CNN of the Barrio

Zareen Thomas, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, USA, is visiting RAPOLITICS in Denmark this June. Here she unveils a bit about her work with hip-hop in Latin […]

Hamburg: Talents of The City Begin in the Suburbs

The room in the container city is hot as a sauna. Young people of all ages and colors sit around on the floor waiting for the show to start. They are sweaty and you can […]

Congolese asylum seekers dance the dead to life in a Chapel in Copenhagen

RAPOLITICS sent our communication volunteer Peter Thomsen to Hip Hop Games in Copenhagen. We supported Bob and Bantu from La Folie Crew with their participation in the Hip Hop Games event at Dansekapellet in Copenhagen (April […]

Colombia: Agrarian Hip-Hop against Violence and Injustice

In this way, Agroarte is a place where everyone interested can come and learn how to express themselves through both rap and agriculture.

Jamming for a Sustainable Hip-Hop Future

Dope hip hop tunes flows from Revolution Records’ studio whilst people are chatting, building outdoor constructions, hanging around and enjoying each others company. A group of young rock musicians enters the studio, carrying instruments and greeting everyone as were they entering their own living room.

A Hip-Hop Partnership between Denmark and Egypt

This is the story of a unique hip-hop partnership between Revolution Records in Alexandria and RAPOLITICS in Denmark. It all started back in 2012 and has now developed into a strong tie between raptivists in Egypt and students and youth in Denmark. The dream of the hip-hop revolution is very much alive!

Fall 2015: The Power of Hip-Hop

This Fall has yet gain been a very busy time for RAPOLITICS. Read this blog to get some insider information about our activities and projects in Denmark, Bolivia and Egypt!

Egypt: Alyaa Uses Rap as a Weapon

Growing up as a young woman in a patriarchal society like Egypt is one thing. Speaking out loud, not giving a damn about norms and expectations, and rapping for women’s rights is another thing. Yet this is what 20 year-old Alyaa from Alexandria is doing

Rap Against Violence in Mali

We sent Tina, one of our RAPOLITICS-coaches, to Mali to work on a DanChurchAid project that focused on youth and armed violence in December 2014. Mali is after the conflict in 2012 plagued by rising levels of armed violence, not least of jihadists in the north, and the country is also but also experiencing an increase in criminal violence south of the conflict region.

Lost Boys Rapping for Peace and National Reconciliation

During the Fall 2014 RAPOLITICS had company of the two South Sudanese rappers Hot Dog (Mijok Lang) and L.U.A.L (Lual D’Awol). During their stay they facilitated rap workshops at schools in most parts of Denmark in cooperation with the Youth Program from the Danish Center for Culture and Development.

Highlights from RAPOLITICS’ Hip-Hop Year 2014

We had a great year – and a very busy one. Here you have some highlights. 2014 was yet another year filled with hip hop adventures! We went to Libanon and Mali, finalized a project in Egypt and welcomed raptivists from South Sudan to Denmark!

Sharing a Hip-Hop Dream in Beirut

This is a travel journal from RAPOLITICS-coaches Emil and Pelle. It was made during their visit in Beirut in August 2014, where they were invited by GAME Lebanon to participate as rappers and coaches in the project entitled “Democracy Makers”.

Hip-hop is more than Beats and Rhymes…

We are at a conference on education in Billings, Montana, US. Represented in the room are students from three different indigenous schools from the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, the Fort Peck Reservation, which is home to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, and the Crow Indian Reservation. The students are waiting for the keynote speaker to arrive. The room is quiet despite the many people present. They don’t look at each other or converse. Actually, most of them dislike each other, but for no apparent reason.

Hip-Hop is Street Journalism in Senegal

Senegalese hip-hop is not about guns, bitches and drugs. It is the voice of activists against the system. But it is also about love for the country and its potentials, where everybody agrees that ’Africa is the Furture’. I spend the beginning of the Summer in Senegal close to the capital Dakar. During my trip I got a glimpse of the heart of the Senegalese hip-hop movement.

Egypt: Underground Revolution

The hip-hop and underground Egyptian movement began well before the revolution of 2011 to denounce the injustice of the Mubarak regime. Tahrir Square was the conclusion of a long social journey in which even the band of local rappers have reaped the rewards of their protests and their songs have become anthems of the revolution.

Top 5: Summer of Raptivism

We at RAPOLITICS had a very busy summer. So here you have five examples of pure raptivism – check them out! Seven young Palestinian street artists visited Denmark in July 2014 in order to bring some artivism and decorate a series of murals and tunnels in cooperation with Danish graffiti artists.

The Leading Graffiti Artist of Senegal is a Woman

Although the hip-hop culture in Senegal is predominantly male, one of the best graffiti artists in the community in and around Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is Zeinixx, a 24-year old woman. In her art, she puts on display the challenges facing women in Senegalese society.

Palestinian Artivism in the Streets of Copenhagen

Seven young Palestinian street artists visited Denmark in July 2014 in order to bring some artivism and decorate a series of murals and tunnels with Danish graffiti artists. The purpose of the project was to provide the young artists with a creative platform where they could learn more about graffiti and street art, express their views in murals and engage in a dialogue with Danish artists and the public in general.

Hip-Hop Generates Hope in the Ghetto of Dakar

The poverty, unemployment and crime rate is huge in the ghetto area Pikine outside the Senegalese capital Dakar. Once, hanging in the street corner, was the only thing to do. But since 2006 street-art schools have allotted alternatives which have produced dreams about a better life as a hip-hop artist. And dreams generates hope.

Transforming Egypt through Hip-Hop

Something changed in the hip-hop scene in Egypt the last couple of years. And something changed in the hip-hoppers as well. Egypt has been in a chaotic state since the so-called Arab Spring, and the youth of Egypt have in general had to face a lot of new things and change their way of thinking. In Alexandria the hip-hop scene were also active in this transformation of Egypt, but it also transformed itself.

In a South Sudan State of Mind

An optimistic tone was never harder to strike. Having known such adventures and challenges, having experienced the multitudes and beauties of the people and the land, and having cried, laughed and sworn my head off – for two amazing years in South Sudan – my heart is breaking. As I write this, the United Nations has confirmed the newest rounds of massacres of civilians, and South Sudan seems to have surely descended into what seems like the deepest abyss.

Hip-Hop Diary from Alexandria

RAPOLITICS-coach and raptivist Pelle Møller from Denmark was invited to perform at the concert in Alexandria together with Revolution Records themselves and young raptivists from the 16 Bar Mixtape. This blog post is Pelle’s travel diary where he share his experiences in Alexandria with us.

Gaza: Graffiti Messages from the Heart

At the age of nine, Mohammed started to draw and proved to be really good at it. Since then he has refined his technique and developed his skills. But living in Gaza, Mohammed never had the chance to go to art school. Despite that, he never gave up. Mohammed wanted to use his talent. Not long ago, Mohammed created a Facebook page that he uses to share his art. In less than a year, the page got more than 15.000 likes.

Rap is Invading the Egyptian Radio Waves

In the beginning of 2014, another important page was written for hip-hop music in the region when the first radio station entirely for Arab hip-hop music was launched. When the Arab Spring began in December 2010, the entire world’s attention turned towards the Middle East. ’Revolution’ was on the lips of many in the region, and the tunes of change were in the air.

Supporting Raptivists & Breaking Records in 2013

RAPOLITICS had an incredible year – our fifth one. We were busy with 8 projects in Denmark and abroad. It was the year where we had the most visits from raptivists from around the world. The year with the greatest number of projects with an international dimension. The first year with our Egyptian partner Revolution Records.

I Rap to Break the Silence Inside Me

Meet Yukka. A 22 year old female rapper, self announced feminist and former law student from Egypt who’s been rapping about women’s rights, equality and the Egyptian revolution since 2011. Interesting, right?

RapLab: A Revolutionary Hip-Hop Training Camp

What do 35 rappers from Denmark, Lebanon, Egypt and Palestine have in common? They all want to change the world through their music. Therefore, RAPOLITICS invited them to participate in the RapLab MENA-DK project where the goal was to create a musical manifest for the future and to exchange knowledge on cultural issues and raptivism during an intense nine day training camp.

The voice of Egyptian raptivists cannot be silenced

With hard work, great ambitions and a little bit of luck, RAPOLITICS and Revolution Records got in touch about a year ago. This was the beginning of what is now the center of the underground music and especially hip hop scene in Alexandria, Egypt.

Syria: Refugees Rapping for Social Change

The Syrian population are living in a war zone for more than two years, 80.000 people have already lost their lives – more than half of them civilians. According to the U.N., more than 4 million Syrians have fled their homes and have escaped Syria to live a life as refugees on the run.

Politics, Raptivism & Palestinian Unit

Palestinian Units two months in Denmark were filled with politics and raptivism. Ayman and Khaled from Gaza travelled around the country to 17 cities where they engaged with 3.000+ youth spread over 46 events. Quite […]

Wrapping the Rap in Gaza

Back in 2011 Khaled was working on a mixtape containing 23 minutes of ‘pure political shit’ with a great number of underground rappers in the Middle East. When Khaled’s contribution to the mixtape was ready, the studio refused to let Khaled record it.

A Month with Palestinian Unit from Gaza

Ayman and Khaled from Palestinian Unit (Gaza) have been here in Denmark for one month and visited Århus, Odense, Gentofte, Avedøre, Birkerød, Ikast, Hellerup, Husum and Copenhagen, faciliated, participated in and performed at 13 workshops in schools, high schools and universities, worked with 300+ Danish youth…

Rap in the Veins

The 14th of January 2009 four Israeli missiles stroke the place where Ayman lived with his family in Gaza. Ayman was in his room and did not get injured, but the attack killed his father […]

Political rap: “I rap about the things I believe I can change”

She had this happy, playful little smile, red curly hair and earrings in rasta colours. I met Safaa at a RAPOLITICS workshop in Copenhagen in early September related to the project Tomorrow Today. Her lightness both contrasts and confirms her personality as a Palestinian female rapper who acts politically in her own way.

Palestinian Female Rapper back in Denmark

Safeya Hathot aka Safaa 3arapeye was born and raised in Palestine. Safaa began to rap as a 15-year-old. She couldn’t get her parents’ permission to hang out with the other rappers because they all were boys, but luckily she found another girl to rap with. Since then, she has enjoyed the full support of her parents, who like many in Palestine have discovered Safaa’s talent for rhythm and poetry.

Tiny Hip Hop Enthusiasts in Cambodian Suburbs

By first glance KK and Shhort seems, with their gang tattoos, mostly like somebody you would prefer not meeting in a dark alley alone. Nevertheless they are two very ambitious guys with a lot of passion for what they do. When I first visited Tiny Toones, I immediately fell in love with the place.

Shootings in Sierrra Leone!

This year Sierra Leone launched its first international film festival. Aya from RAPOLITICS was in Freetown to participate in the festival and meet two young filmmakers from the Media Center WeOwnTv that are invited to facilitate pocket film workshops in Denmark later this year.

Rapping the Truth in Vietnam

Hip-hop has historically been known as the voice of the oppressed and as a revolutionary tool. So, how is hip-hop thriving in a country where so much is done to keep the voice of the people oppressed and the chance of a possible revolution down?

Where is the Rap Revolution in Jordan?

Overall, the hip hop scene is relatively small in Jordan comparing to other countries in the region. RAPOLITICS has worked to expand the Jordanian rap scene since November 2011 with the project RAPOLITICS Bokra (Bokra means tomorrow in Arabic).

Krump & Hipco: Youth Expressions in Liberia

In a country like Liberia where the luxury of having a hobby is reserved the few, dancing and particularly hip hop dance and krump is a way of expression that allows for the average (often poor) youths to show off their skills, gain popularity, express themselves creatively and form friendships as they join dance groups.

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