Hip Hop Project: Inspiring Communities
Educational activities | P4CA – Partnership for Creative Apprenticeships Project | Hip Hop Project: Inspiring Communities | Gjorgi Pulevski | December 10, 2020
The story of Gjorgi Pulevski thought to help young people of Macedonia through hip hop culture!
Hip Hop Project: Inspiring Communities“ started in June 2020 as a part of public program of Socio-Cultural Space Centar-Jadro supported by the Swiss Embassy in the Republic of North Macedonia and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Macedonia.
In the last 20 years, hip hop has developed into a trans-global experience in almost every industrialized nation in the Western world. From its birth in the 70’s until present day, it remains a faithful artistic mode that allows us to vent our pain, love, fears, frustrations, rebellious energy, and our thirst for justice and power. Hip hop culture historically served to give voice to the voiceless, carve out space for free expression, and produce new identities. Some of the most remarkable aspects of hip hop culture are its uplifting messages, the lessons shared, its distinctive ways of constructing knowledge, and the active consumption of the culture. Due to the sheer vastness of its reach, hip hop has produced and nurtured a variety of voices, styles, opinions, and uses. But, in those dynamics, especially with its global popularity and subsequent commodification, hip hop culture risks losing the values that have made up its core for so long – its emphasis on marginal youth engagement, questioning authority, and raising awareness.
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