Hip-hop creatives are expected to meet in Bulawayo on the 24th of April, a city touted as the citadel of the genre in Zimbabwe, for a summit where a number of issues affecting the genre and the music industry in general will be discussed.
Callout to all creatives
The event that will be taking place at the Bulawayo Arts Gallery is open to rappers, producers, DJs, businesses, budding artists, video producers and all those who love and appreciate the art form and culture of hip hop.
“The hip-hop summit is expected to run under the theme: #for_the_culture #LevelUp. We’ve set April 24 as the tentative date for the summit. We’re monitoring the Covid-19 situation and regulations on gatherings,” Mc Tytoh said in a statement.
BHHS’s mission is to broaden horizons, expand networks, create public awareness, promote and celebrate Bulawayo and Zim hip-hop industry, to highlight and stimulate growth.
The Bulawayo Hip-Hop Summit (BHHS) is dedicated to harnessing the cultural relevance of Hip-Hop music to serve as a catalyst for education, advocacy, and other societal concerns fundamental to the well-being of at-risk youth throughout the Zimbabwe and globally.
Official representatives and brands
Below is the panel list of all the engaged creatives and brands that will be actively participating on the date.
A new evolution
BHHS is a profit, non-partisan national coalition of Hip-Hop artists, entertainment industry leaders, education advocates, civil rights proponents, and youth leaders united in the belief that Hip-Hop is an enormously influential agent for social change which must be responsibly and proactively utilized to fight the war on poverty and injustice.
This profile courtesy of Arts & Democracy.
Mc Tytoh credited Bulawayo-based artists such as Asaph, Awa Khiwe, P.O.Y, Sykotek, Floppy X, Thorne, The Dot, Criss_Swiss, Rockie DoUb and the late Cal Vin for playing a pivotal role in growing the local hip hop scene.
He added that the summit would bring together like-minded musicians for a dose of inspiration and motivation.
“Participants will have an opportunity to interact with industry captains and our panel to get a clear picture on issues they don’t understand and learn from the success stories of other invited guests who have been in the industry for a long time.”
“We are working around the clock to attract local and international media to create awareness, promote and celebrate local hip hop.”