Vancouver hosts 2nd Annual Native Hip-Hop Festival from Sept. 11 to 14 [News]
Vancouver, BC – The 2nd Annual Native Hip-Hop Festival kicks off officially on Friday, August 29. The all-ages opening event, We Are Native Hip Hop, opens the door for the festival which runs through to Sunday, August 31. The line-up is highly impressive and makes for what will certainly be an entertaining weekend. Most importantly, it’s a perfect showcase for how much talent our Native hip-hop community is really coming with. From the Winnipeg Boyz, Drezus, Rex Smallboy, Manik, NDN Family, T-Rhyme, Eekwol and many more, this festival will have something for everyone.
And it’s more than just music. This year’s festival will feature the Tribal Warfare – 3 on 3 Native Basketball Tournament (Saturday, August 30 – 12 p.m.), with cash prizes, music, food and more. That’s during the day, and then Saturday night will feature the Showcase of Indigneous Queens, with Iskwe, Inez Jasper, T-Rhyme, Dani & Lizzy, Eekwol, Christee Lee, Crystal J, Beka Solo, Niska Napoleon and DJ Kookum.
Sunday will feature a block party – Take Back The Land (One Block At A Time) – with another impressive line-up fo hip-hop performers. Some artists performing on multiple occasions throughout the weekend, and others making just one appearance. Sunday will also feature an official “wrap up party” for the festival with more performances, and live art by KC Riley to be auctioned off.
Full details about the festival can be found after the jump.