Hip Hop Showcase
Originating from the inner city neighborhoods in the states, and now a global culture, Hip-Hop provides a voice for everyone who has experienced the struggle, whatever that struggle may be.Turning nothing into something, the pioneers of hip-hop culture defied the odds and created beauty even in the darkest of situations.
Unlike most styles of music, Hip-Hop is not built from traditional instruments. Instead of guitars, drums, or pianos, Hip-Hop was built upon The Voice, The Vinyl Record, The Movement of the Body, and some simple cans of Spray Paint.
Electric Loves Hip-Hop showcase pays tributes to the four elements that built and still sustain the culture: The Emcee, The Deejay, The B-Boy, and The Graffiti Artist.
The Vinyl record serves as the canvas for these Emcee's, Deejay's and Turntablism will be in full effect, with some of the region's finest disc jockeys juggling samples and beats.
For the B-Boys, we will be having a competition between 10 of Vancouver's best break dancers, all competing for a $500 prize. Defying the limits of the bodies movements, this is something you don't want to miss.
To top it all off and to add beauty to our showcase, we also have some of BC and Alberta's most skilled Graffiti artists. Far from Vandals, these guys know how to turn a mundane surface into a masterpiece.
Join us as we celebrate this beautiful culture that has inspired so many of us at our Hip Hop showcase on Saturday and Sunday afternoon and early evening at the Arcade Stage.