WorldVIU Days Background

VIU Intercultural Hip Hop Forum

WorldVIU Days and Intercultural Hip Hop Forum

2020 Intercultural Hip Hop Forum Schedule

 Exploring identity, culture and community through hip hop

Monday, November 2nd

World VIU Stage 

12:00 pm
Live music and performances!
Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections
Hosted by Faculty of International Education
(Cultural Connections)

Monday, November 2nd

Le Pouvoir de le Hip Hop: Un Conversation avec Nantali Indongo

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Montreal hip hop artist and CBC Radio host Nantali Indongo speaks about her own story of the role hip hop has played in her life as well as her perspectives on its power to empower, uplift and connect diverse communities. The session will be conducted in French. Both native speakers and language learners of all levels are encouraged to attend.
Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections
Hosted by Modern Language Studies

Tuesday, November 3rd

World VIU Stage

12:00 pm
Live music and performances!
Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections
Hosted by Faculty of International Education
(Cultural Connections)

Tuesday, November 3rd

Culture Kitchen Hip Hop Edition
Featuring DJ All Good

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join award winning Nanaimo turntablist Peter Poole (aka DJ All Good) for an interactive tutorial on the role of the turntablist in hip hop culture as well as demonstrations of different scratch techniques. As Culture Kitchen is a cooking show he has committed to serving up samples of only the freshest beats and with plenty of food references to keep on theme.
Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections
Hosted by Faculty of International Education (Cultural Connections)

Wednesday, November 4th

World VIU Stage

12:00 pm
Live music and performances!
Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections
Hosted by Faculty of International Education
(Cultural Connections)

Thursday, November 5th

Intercultural Hip Hop Panel
Featuring Curtis Clear Sky, Nantali Indongo and Mo Moshiri

2:30 pm – 3:50 pm
Join VIU professor of English and hip hop academic Paul Watkins for a moderated discussion with this diverse panel of hip hop artists. The panelists will talk about their personal journeys in finding their voice through hip hop and how it connects to identity, culture and community-building.
Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections
Hosted by Department of English

Thursday, November 5th

Intercultural Hip Hop Cypher
(virtual freestyle session)

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Past and present participants of VIU's Intercultural
Hip Hop Forum will flex their improvisation rap skills at this online version of the hip hop forum's popular pub night that would usually happen at the Students' Union Pub. The online format allows artists from past years to easily participate and have a reunion of sorts while
sharing their talents and mutually inspiring each other's creativity and passions. Cyphers are a classic part of hip hop culture and are often the place where rappers get their start and hone their skills. The gatherings are known for their participatory, spontaneous and inclusive qualities both for audience and emcees.
Facebook Live @ Cultural Connections
Hosted by Faculty of International Education
(Cultural Connections)
 

  

Artist Bios

 

Nantali Indongo

Nantali Indongo aka Tali Taliwah is a Montreal emcee of Caribbean roots and a member of multilingual hip hop super group Nomadic Massive. In addition to performing live hip hop Nantali is host of CBC Montreal’s provincial arts and culture program, The Bridge, as well as a regular arts contributor for CBC Montreal. Indongo is also the co-founder of Hip Hop No Pop, an educational and interactive workshop series that looks at the non-violent origins of hip hop culture and uses hip hop as a tool to encourage storytelling and foster confidence in youth. 

Curtis Clear Sky

Curtis Clear Sky is a Vancouver emcee and funk musician of Blackfoot and Anishinabe heritage.In 2005 the United Nations Human Settlements Program designated Clear Sky as an International Messenger of Truth, a group of artists recognized for their ability to reach young people through their music. In recent years he has shifted efforts to his band Curtis Clear Sky & The Constellationz, a hip hop funk groupthat invites engagement and participation in healing, growth and recognition of Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island over funky danceable grooves. 

DJ All GoodDJ All Good is Vancouver Island’s premier turntablist. Born in New Zealand and raised in Nanaimo’s Harewood neighbourhood, DJ All Good has been rockin’ parties and festivals in the region for almost two decades. His advanced skills earned him the title of Western Canada DMC Champion in 2015 and his “Turntemple” mobile DJ classroom has gained much praise as an innovative tool for youth empowerment.

Mo MoshiriMo Moshiri has lived in four countries. He was a refugee at age three and a Canadian citizen at age 19. He speaks English, Farsi and German. He first became known in Canadian hip hop as a member of Sweatshop Union, a BC conscious hip hop collective which has produced six albums and earned many awards and Juno nominations. He is now focused on solo work and applying his hip hop experience to inspire creativity and musical expression among children and youth though workshops and after-school programs. Mo released his first solo album “Can I Tell you Something” in 2019.