Festival Celebrating Hip-Hop Culture Comes To Brixton

Kyra Hanson
By Kyra Hanson Last edited 26 months ago
Festival Celebrating Hip-Hop Culture Comes To Brixton

If you're first on the dance floor and last to leave it, you'll want to get on down to the Pioneers History Dance Festival to be held at three locations in Brixton. The festival celebrates street dance and hip-hop culture with a line-up of renowned DJs, MCs, graffiti artists and dancers, plus opportunities to pick up some street dancing skills yourself.

The artist line-up includes Michel ‘Meech’ Onomo, Paradigmz, Omari ‘Motion’ Carter, Rodney P, DJ Devastate, FERO and many more.

Bring all your best moves to the opening party at Studio B which kicks off with a fierce all-styles dance-off where you'll be competing for prize giveaways.

At Black Cultural Archives an exhibition documenting the history of hip-hip will be on display and you can sign up to have your rhymes heard at a rap and beatbox open mic session.

If you're looking to break into the dance industry you won't want to miss the Saturday afternoon panel discussion which features freelance artists, photographers, dancers and choreographers covering all aspects from merchandise and running a record store to how you can produce successful events.

On Sunday evening catch Yo! To The Twilight Firm a documentary following the journey of a London based music production team as they chase their hip-hop dreams in the late 1980s and early 1990s, a time when talent was a must as technology was at a low and social media was non-existent.

Naturally, all that physical activity will leave you feeling hungry, but what is the best food to improve your performance? Find out at a nutritional workshop run by Project Breakalign.

Alongside that work up an appetite in one of the many dance classes run by Meech, Paradigmz and Motion Dance Collective. With workshops in house, Jamaican dancehall and hip-hop there's no excuse for being shy on the dance floor.

Pioneers History Dance Festival runs from the 25 September to 27 September and takes place at Black Cultural Archives, Studio B and The Ritzy. Some events are free but workshops, panel discussions and screenings are ticketed and require booking. Check the website for more details.

Last Updated 16 September 2015