Local Artists to Perform at Hip Hop Festival in Bao’an
Fifty local artists registered to join a hip hop festival that will open on April 20 in Bao’an. The hip hop event is organized by local expatriates and Chinese that aims to promote local music and the hip hop culture among the city residents.
Performers will include eight rappers, poets, dance groups, beat boxers and graffiti artists. The event also expecting more artists to sign up before the festival begins. The performers are mainly students from Shenzhen and the rappers are foreigners living in Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Volunteers will be on hand during the festival and most of the volunteers are foreigners. Admission will be 20 yuan to 50 yuan depending on the type of tickets and gifts and drinks are included with the price. The festival will also have workshops, exhibition, graffiti painting and shopping venues.
According to one performer there are not a lot of hip hop music in the city and only several acts are popular, also several people still doesn’t see the hip hop culture as graffiti art. So by planning this event will allow local people to show their talents.
The hip hop event is organized by Shenzhenlocalmusic.com and the application period for performers and volunteers will end on April 17.