Win tickets to see The Electric Boogaloos at Southbank Centre As Part Of Weekend Of Hip-Hop Culture: Intelligent Movement
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Deadline: Monday 11 July
About Intelligent Movement
Southbank Centre, Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 July 2011
Southbank Centre presents Intelligent Movement: A Celebration of Hip-Hop Culture in association with Channel 4 (Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 July 2011), a weekend exploring the four pillars of hip-hop – DJing, MCing, breaking and graffiti – as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Festival of Britain with MasterCard.
HISTORIES OF HIP-HOP – UK MOBO award-winning Akala explores the history of hip-hop from the Medieval Malian Empire through the music of Africa and the Caribbean in the 19th century to the present day. R.A.P Party – an evening of hip-hop inspired poetry featuring Polarbear, Inua Ellams Kate Tempest, Charlie Dark, Poetic Pilgrimage and Zena Edwards among other top UK poets. LAUNCH PARTY AT CONCRETE – poet and Blacktronica DJ Charlie Dark officially opens Intelligent Movement with an old-school DJ set. SPIT. PRESENTS MC ENVY AND BELLATRIX showcasing some of the most exciting women on the hip-hop, grime and dub scenes B.SUPREME: LADIES OF BRITAIN – exclusive performances and battles with b.supreme presenting the best in female hip-hop dancing. BREAKING, LOCKING AND POPPING WORKSHOPS with UK B-Girl Sun Sun, sensational locker Rowdi and popping expert Skytliz. STREETDANCE XXL UK CHAMPIONSHIPS XXL – UK Championships Finals come to Southbank Centre for the first time, filmed by Channel 4 and showcasing some of best street dance talent currently taking over the UK. BLOCK PARTY with Legendary New York DJ Jazzy Jay who takes to the decks with UK DJs The En4cers Pogo, Billie Biznizz and Cutmaster Swift for the Intelligent Movement closing party.
The Southbank Centre site has a history of street culture that dates back to the 1970s when skateboarders first began to congregate here. The skate park – situated underneath the Queen Elizabeth Hall – has been an iconic site for boarders ever since. While dancers routinely practice in the Festival Hall foyers, the concrete buildings and walkways that surround the site have become a magnet for all kinds of street culture in recent years.
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