Shenzhen to Host First Hip Hop Cultural Festival
On march 29 to 31 the First China Shenzhen International Hip Hop Cultural Festival at the Futian Sports Park. The festival will feature more than 100 hip hop group and artists featuring break dancing, graffiti art, rap performances, creative exhibition and cultural forums.
Well known street dancers Wufeng and Huang Zhanjun will be seen at the festival. The pair is known to win several break dancing competitions in Singapore, China, Vietnam and South Korea and also performed as far away as Australia. A China Hip Hop Award Ceremony will be held during the three day event and this will be the first time the festival is jointly organized by the government and non government hip hop organizations.
On March 29, a forum for hip hop culture will be held and top hip hop promoters, performers and organizational leaders will be attending to discuss the future if the hip hop industry in China. Then on March 30 and 31 a creative exhibition will be opened and will display hip hop fashion brands, hip hop style motorcycles and top graffiti works and the exhibit is open to all graffiti lovers to come and display their work.
The creative exhibition, opened from March 30 to 31, will display popular hip-hop fashion brands, top graffiti works and precious hip-hop-style motorcycles. All graffiti lovers can apply to attend the graffiti exhibition.
A pioneer city must have an open mind, since most parents are thinking that break dancing and skateboarding are signs of rebelliousness. But actually hip hop lovers are working hard to support themselves through hobbies while making a career in which many have succeeded. Jian Dingxiong the director of the public culture and sports development center in Futian said that they are encouraging more young people to do their own style by using innovation and passion while bringing more artworks with distinct styles.