Youth Exchange Denmark-Egypt
Background

RAPOLITICS has engaged in a partnership with Vallekilde Folk High School in Denmark. Vallekilde specializes in journalism, game development, design, event management, youth leadership, entrepreneurship, literature and crafts. A folk high school is a unique Scandinavian tradition and a sort of popular university with non-formal adult education. We are excited to team up with Vallekilde for a two year partnership focusing on our raptivist cooperation with Revolution Records in Egypt. We have worked extensively with Revolution Records the last years – see e.g. more about the BOOST project – and we are happy to continue our work with them. It will be very interesting to add Vallekilde to the partnership we have with Revolution Records!

Project Info

The partnership focused on the exchange of knowledge and experience between youth in Denmark and Egypt. The aim was to assist Revolution Records in developing and consolidating their new studio and training-center as well as establish a dialogue and cooperation between Danish and Egyptian youth. Students from Vallekilde travelled to Alexandria in May 2015 for the first youth exchange, which resulted in a series of productions and activities with Egyptian youth. The students also organized a benefit concert in Denmark that raised money for the rent of Revolution Records’ studio for a whole year! Students from Vallekilde went yet again to Egypt to support Revolution Records work in Alexandria in October 2015.

Documentation

Blog Jamming for a Sustainable Hip-Hop Future
Blog A Hip-Hop Partnership Egypt-DK 
Video from the trip Oct 2015
Video about the partnership
Event Concert in Denmark – FB invitation
Event  Concert @ Vallekilde – FB invitation
Visit community on Facebook
Campaign on kickstarter (in Danish)
Article Show for Revolution Records (in Danish)
Article Danish-Egyptian partnership (in Danish)
Article about the concert in Christiania (in Danish)
Article Students build studio in Egypt (in Danish)
Pics from trip to Alexandria, March + October 2015

Project Title Youth Exchange DK-Egypt
In cooperation with Vallekilde Højskole, Revolution Records etc.
Timeframe January 2015 – 2016
Responsible Mia Beyer
mia@rapolitics.org