Hip-hop music was inspired by the Franco-German Cultural Foundation by inviting five talented young women from Dar es Salaam and Arusha to participate in a two-week workshop aimed at further honing their artistic talents. Dawn is approaching.
This year, it will start on June 12th and reach its climax on June 23rd. The aim of this workshop is to increase the presence of women in the vibrant Tanzanian hip-hop scene.
The workshop started on Monday at the famous Usswaj Born Talent (UBT) in Mikocheni, Dar es Salaam and ended with a live performance at the Hip-Hop Asiri Festival.
Participants included Tanzanian music expert and artist Karola Kinasha, internationally renowned French music artist Julie Gommel, and renowned music consultant and coach Pamela Owusu-Brenya from Berlin, Germany. Get professional facilitation.
Carola and Julie have previously attended a workshop that was very well received last year. The great success of the previous workshop has enabled the group to secure additional funding for her 2023 from the Franco-German Cultural Fund.
Insights from the last workshop led to the creation of a women’s park named ‘Her Hip Hop’. These talented young women have joined forces to create a captivating playlist for their upcoming concerts with stunning music videos.
During the concert, the women will perform six beautiful songs that they have created in the last two weeks.
The songs are Tunaweza, Hussling, Gogo Melody, A Cappella, Amapiano, and Warete. Her Hip Hop is a project for young female artists organized by Goethe Institute Tanzania and Alliance Française and supported by Okoa Muta Foundation and Tanzania House of Talent.
The project aimed to bring together diverse hip-hop women from across the country to actively exchange knowledge, skills, ideas and experiences in the music industry.
Mr. Mpangi Ottoye, Director of Goethe Institute Tanzania, spoke about the workshop and last year’s project, noting the institute’s dedication to promoting international cultural exchange and social dialogue.
“We connect people around the world through an extensive network of 159 research institutes in 98 countries. We strongly believe in the transformative power of culture and the arts. Vividly exemplified by the Hip Hop project, over the past few years the Goethe Institute Tanzania has focused on several key areas such as the empowerment of women in the arts and the promotion of the exchange of music and knowledge. I came.”
Otto added: “Over the next two weeks, participating artists will have the privilege of being mentored by esteemed facilitators, including Carola, Julie and Pamela. To do.”
This collaboration gives artists insight into the music market, new musical approaches, techniques and trends.
Ultimately, this experience will broaden their artistic horizons and push the boundaries of their creative expression. The culmination of their hard work will be a visually captivating music video production and stage performance next Friday at the Hip-Pop Asiri Festival at Alliance Française in Dar es Salaam.
Otto: “The journey ahead promises to be an intensive and transformative one. Choose your outfit and groove to the rhythm of the music.
“Their dedication and passion, culminating in their music video production and stage performance at the Hip Hop Asiri Festival, will leave an indelible mark on the industry.” In it, Diana Charles thanked the Goethe-Institut and the Alliance Française, saying that the group includes rappers, DJs and RnB artists, who play an important role in developing their talent. emphasized.
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Goethe-Institut and the Alliance Française for their great contribution to our human resource development. looking forward to showing off.
“Everything about us is our origin. We write songs, we play live. , highlighting the transformative impact of the project on the local music scene, said: Shaping the future of hip hop. Mr Otto added that their shared desire is for the group and its talent to thrive in the Tanzanian music market and to make a name for themselves on the global stage, transcending geographical boundaries with their exceptional artistry. said to be to witness.
Augustino Macame, arts officer at the National Arts Council, told the Daily News that it’s great to see young women with such talent have the opportunity to develop their talents through an artistic circle like this. He said he was honored.
Makame confirmed the Arts Council’s goal to work with the two partners to ensure the artists’ success from the project.
This effort includes providing them with an awareness of the ethics, laws and regulations that surround them. He also explained that he will have the opportunity to meet with the Copyright Office, where he will also be informed of some important areas of copyright issues.