New to WorldVIU Days!
Exploring identity, culture and community - building through Hip Hop.
Featuring: workshops, performances and a panel discussion
Nostic is a Peruvian-Canadian emcee, beatboxer and beat producer from Victoria. He is one half of the electro-hip hop duo Dia-Nos. Nostic’s signature style includes rapping in both Spanish and English as well as incorporating traditional Andean instrumentation with hip hop and electronic beats.
Mo Moshiri has lived in four countries, was a refugee at age 3 and a Canadian citizen by age 19. He speaks English, Farsi and German and is a member of Sweatshop Union, a BC-based conscious hip hop collective that has produced six albums, won two Western Canadian Music Awards and earned multiple Juno nominations.
Ostwelve is a veteran emcee, youth facilitator and actor from the Stō:lo Nation. He is widely-known for his role as “Red” in the APTN/Showcase series “Moccasin Flats.” As an emcee, he is a leader and a mentor to many in the Indigenous hip hop scene. He has opened for major acts such as K’Naan, Guru and Snoop Dogg.
Ndidi Cascade is a Vancouver-based hip hop artist of Nigerian-Italian-Irish-Canadian heritage. A talented songwriter, vocalist and educator Ndidi has showcased her music across North America and internationally– from classrooms to stadiums. Ndidi facilitates youth empowerment workshops that use hip hop, spoken word and dance as a medium for healthy self-expression.
DJ 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.