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On the Grind: a full day showcasing subculture feat. BCUC (RSA)

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The Alliance Ethio-Française of Addis-Ababa is a non-profit organization fostering cultural and linguistic exchanges between France and Ethiopia since 1907. Its main mission is teachi...

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Nov 9, 2019 2:00PM

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Nov 9, 2019 10:00PM
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Time has come: this is the last event. The grand finale of an epic 3-week On the Grind festival! We made it together, and trust us, we won't let you down today!

Today is a whole day of celebrating the fantastic blossoming of subculture in Ethiopia and Africa. The event explores hip-hop culture through music, games, graffiti, skateboard and fashion, among other symbols. Together, they illustrate the rise of hip-hop as a form of expression, a global language able to speak both to and through youth.

The day will feature:
- A market place including Ethiopian products and brands influenced by hip hop culture;
- Performances by some of Ethiopia’s most alternative creatives, selected out of a call for applications:
*All day: ~Participative graffiti work by Addis Street Art - አዲስ
~Visual and sound installation by Sarah Bushra &
Yasmin Abdu Bushra
~all sort of games (board, digital, experience etc) by
Chewata Awaqi - ጨዋታ አዋቂ/ D5gamecon incl. the
OTG game created during the game jam on Nov 1-3
~skateboarding by Ethiopia Skate
*3pm: a catwalk by fashion designer Melat Mulugeta, an
active wear collection for with graffiti prints
*3.45pm: live set by Ethio's Hip Hop Community
*5pm: "rock, paper, scissors"by Chewata Awaqi - ጨዋታ አዋቂ
*5.30pm: a pluridisciplinary performance by Dia Sherif &
Betty Abebe (music, prose, dance)
*6.30pm: Sheba Sound (UK) meets MC's from Ethio's Hip Hop Community for a unique set
- 8pm: a headline afro-hypnotic performance by seven-piece ensemble BCUC, aka Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, from Soweto, South-Africa. After taking on the world, we are excited to have them shake up Addis Ababa with their unique musical style that incorporates indigenous music with ritual and traditional songs, infused with rap and a rock & roll attitude.

Time to shed light on this unvarnished culture.

From 2pm - 10pm.
Food and drinks available all day.
Free entrance

This entire festival is made possible thanks to the support of Ambassade de France en Éthiopie, BGI Ethiopia PLC, European Union in Ethiopia, The Embassy of Canada to Ethiopia, Embajada de España en Etiopía, Yibuti y Seychelles, Goethe-Institut Addis Abeba, LinkUp Addis.


Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia


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