Mic Check - An in-depth look into HipHop and music culture.

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Bankstown Arts Centre

5 Olympic Parade

Bankstown, NSW 2200

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MIC CHECK - An in-depth look into HipHop and music culture.
Join us as we explore the bright lights and dark nights of the music industry and the growing HipHop subculture which is driving youth-led movements throughout the world. Take a journey through the eyes of industry professionals, academics and HipHop pioneers. November is HipHop History Month and this is your backstage pass to all things you want and need to know! FREE ALL AGE EVENT!!!

Activities: Industry panel discussions, exhibition and live entertainment.

Proudly supported by Bankstown City Council, Bankstown Youth Development Service, The University of Sydney Religion, State & Society Network, Universal Zulu Nation Australia - Zulu 61 and Bankstown Arts Centre.

PANEL 1: WOMEN IN HIPHOP: Women occupy an important role in HipHop culture and history and continue to make exceptional contributions in a male-dominated industry. This panel brings together prominent women from the Australian HipHop scene to share their diverse perspectives and experiences. Panellists discuss the significant events and people that have helped shape their careers and the many obstacles they have had to overcome.

The panel delves into issues such as sexism, violence against women, perceptions of women in music (including lyrics and videos), and the difficulties with creating and expressing a female identity in the HipHop scene. Panellists suggest better ways forward for the next generation of women in Australian HipHop and how they can establish themselves as artists, businesswomen and future leaders.

Women in HipHop panel:

  • Spice (Pioneer and Branch leader of the Universal Zulu Nation)
  • Michelle Grace Hunder (Photographer)
  • MC Trey (MC, artist, writer, Youth & Community Development Worker and Director of Tapastry)
  • Ms Hennessey (HipHop music/culture journalist and radio/ club DJ)
  • Karen Siu (Dancekool)


PANEL 2: WORLDWIDE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT: HipHop is a diverse and growing global subculture with vibrant communities across the world. It celebrates street culture and youth resistance and appeals to minoritised and stigmatised people from all parts of the world. However, it also attracts criticism from moral and political conservatives who see it as encouraging civil disobedience, gangs and street violence.

This view ignores its history of non-violent activism and its ability to build inter communal bridges on domestic and transnational levels. This panel acknowledges and analyses many representatives of ‘conscious rap’ or ‘political HipHop’ in Australia and abroad. Speakers highlight the significant contributions rappers have made to social justice, political transformation and inter-cultural dialogue.

Panellists will also explore how HipHop became a driving force behind many youth-led movements and introduce some of the most inspirational figures and events from the last few decades. The panel also interprets the role of specific arts professionals, academic researchers, practitioners and activists who have been working together on projects that connect HipHop culture, youthful resistance, creativity and socio-political change.

World Youth Empowerment panel:

  • Kween G Kibone (HipHop Artist)
  • Indij Hip Hop Show (Frank & Renee - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HipHop show).
  • Thomas Rock (Hardcore Classic producer, Def Wish Cast member and Hip-Hop historian)
  • Daniela Villegas (Feminist journalist and researcher - Mexico City).
  • Ian Escandor aka Esky (Youth Worker at Street University Mt Druitt and Resistance: Youth Socialist Alliance member)
  • Andrew Viller (Teacher - Chester Hill High)


More info go to www.vyvaentertainment.com or www.vyvaentertainment.com/hiphop

Proudly supported by Bankstown City Council, Bankstown Youth Development Service, The University of Sydney Religion, State & Society Network, Universal Zulu Nation Australia - Zulu 61 and Bankstown Arts Centre.

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