Vocalizing Politics with Rap
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Background

Political conscientious rap has a special place at our heart. With this project, we managed to engage youth in talks and reflections about their local political reality within the frame of the European Union.

Project Info

During the European Youth Week, RAPOLITICS realized the project Vocalize! with the purpose of providing young people in the suburb of Avedøre Stationsby (Copenhagen) with a voice. The project consisted of a series of process-oriented and creative workshops in which participants reflected on their role in society and expressed their dreams for the future. The project which culminated in both recordings and live performances, also engaged local politicians in a constructive dialogue with the youth. The project was conducted in collaboration with Copenhagen Talks, youth clubs, Outreach Street Team and other local actors in Hvidovre, and received financial support from the EU program “Youth in Action”.

Documentation

Rap gives young people a political voice
Youth rapped about their wishes and dreams

Project Title RAPOLITICS VOCALIZE
Number of youth 25 youth
Donor EU Youth in Action
Timeframe September 2011
Responsible Mads R Johansen
mads@rapolitics.org