Rap BOOST in Alexandria
Background

RAPOLITICS has since 2010 worked hard in order to start a project in Egypt. Now after the Egyptian Revolution, we are even more eager to turn our attention to Egyptian youth and create a space where they can reflect about their lives and situation and where they can express themselves in a creative and constructive way. In April 2012 we travelled to Alexandria to find potential partners and there we met Revolution Records –the first underground hip hop label and one of the pioneers of the Egyptian hip hop scene. After the research trip, in September 2012, Revolution Records visited Denmark, where they participated in a series of activities and where we designed the BOOST-project.

Project Info

RAPOLITICS BOOST targets the new generation of Egyptians who lived the revolution of January 2011. The project aims to support the presence of artistic expression in the debates of the future of Egypt by promoting art, specifically hip hop music and culture to a broader audience in the city of Alexandria and beyond and by underpinning the development of art forms based in the streets. The project consists of establishing a semi-professional recording studio and a training centre for youth in Alexandria, further capacity-building Revolution Records and implementing a series of activities, including public events, rap workshops and a hip hop festival.

Documentation

Infographic Boosting Hip-Hop in Alexandria
Web page for Revolution Records
Web page on Reverbnation
Radio Revolution Records radio channel
Blog The voice of Egyptian raptivists cannot be silenced
Blog Rap is Inviding the Egyptian Radio Waves
Blog Hip-Hop Diary from Alexandria
Article Radio 16 Bar – Hello Hip-Hop!
Article Revolution on both sides of the window (in Danish)
Article Hip-Hop Scene in Egypt Growing (in Danish)
Article From Microphone to Megaphone
Article about the project #1 (in Arabic)
Article about the project #2 (in Arabic)
Article about the project #3 (in Arabic)
Article about the project #4 (in Arabic)
Article about the project #5 (in Arabic)
Article about the project #6 (in Arabic)
Article about the project #7 (in French)
Workshop Beatbox (Facebook)
Workshop graffiti
Pictures on our Facebook page
Pictures from release concert
Pictures from live concerts
Pictures from the studio
Pictures from Hip Hop Allstarts concert
Event Release concert
Concert Hip Hop All Stars
Concert Alex Dubsted Night
Open call for Mixtape 16BAr vol 1
Open call for images
Video Revolution Records on YouTube
Video BeatBox workshop
Video from a concert #1
Video from a concert #2
Video about the radio station (promo)
Video about rap workshop (promo)
Video with freestyle
Tracks on Revolution Records site
Video from 16 Bar concert release
Tracks on soundcloud #1, #2, #3, #4
Tracks on YouTube #1, #2

Project Title RAPOLITICS BOOST (part II)
Number of youth 1.000+ youth in Alexandria
Donor CKU / DCCD
Timeframe April 2013 – October 2014
Responsible Camilla Kronborg
& Kiki H. Hansen
camilla@rapolitics.org
kiki@rapolitics.org