"HIP-HOP VERSUS WAR" 4th Annual Hip Hop Festival Against War & Occupation SEPTEMBER 20-21 2008

In a world defined by war and occupation, artists from Harlem to Havana have used hip-hop to voice their opposition to injustice, and to give life to their ideas for a better world. In words, in paint, on vinyl and through dance – oppressed people have come together to create a diverse culture of protest and expression.

MAWO’s Annual Anti-War Hip-Hop Festival was created in an effort to bring people together, both locally and internationally, to explore hip-hop as an important tool in the fight against war and occupation.

To date, our past 3 festivals have seen over 123 artists from places like Palestine, Guatemala, and Somalia grace the stages at our shows, and thousands of festival participants from all walks of life. With past shows in Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, East and West Vancouver – it is the only festival of its kind across 7 continents.

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SATURDAY, September 20
Sunrise Pavilion - 10341 - 135 Street Surrey
Next to Surrey Central Skytrain Station
FREE + All Ages

Workshop // 'The Rhymes and the Reasons: Hip Hop as a Voice of Oppressed People'
Roots of Hip Hop — The Rise & Role of Women in Hip Hop — The Indigenous Perspective — Hip Hop in the Growing Era of War and Occupation

Workshop // 'Back to the Lab: MC and Breakdance Tutorials'

Evening Show // 'Drop Beats Not Bombs'

          ~ Magia Lopez ...Direct from Cuba!
          ~ Discreet da Chosen 1
          ~ Ill Eagle
          ~ Looseleaf
          ~ JFlowz y Daniel
          ~ DJ K-Rec

SUNDAY, September 21
ALL DAY OUTDOOR SHOW — 'By Any Means Necessary'
Vancouver Art Gallery (Georgia St Side)
750 Hornby St - Downtown Vancouver
1pm - 8pm
FREE + All Ages

MCs — DJs — Breakdancers — 'Malcolm X tent' — Graffiti Gallery

          ~ Magia Lopez ...Direct from Cuba!
          ~ 7th Generation
          ~ A-Slam
          ~ Manik 1derful
          ~ Joose Justice
          ~ Os12
          ~ Influents
          ~ Ndidi Cascade and Lady Deanna
          ~ Speeches Beyond
          ~ DJ C-Lo
          ~ DJ K-Rec
          ~ Project
          ~ Now or Never Crew
          ~ RAW Crew


For more information about
Hip Hop Versus War

MAWO's Annual Hip Hop Festival
Against War & Occupation...

Call 604.322.1764 or e-mail: info@mawovancouver.org