1st Annual Hip-Hop Fest Kicks Off In Vancouver

The first annual Vancouver International Hip-Hop Film Festival kicks off today

(September 1st) and will run until September 5th.

The VIHF will showcase some of the best Hip-Hop films available, including

the legendary movie “Wildstyle,” whose director Charlie Ahearn will

present a slide show.

Tonight’s first event takes place tonight with performances by rising

rappers Masia One, Mr. Monze, Sonz of Sunz, Butta Babees, The No Luck Club and

MC Kia Kadiri.

Other flicks being screened include the documentary Cuban Hip-Hop All Stars,

Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme, One Love – The Game, The Life, Hip-Hop Homo’s,

Pass the Mic and others.

The event will be capped by a panel, “360 Degrees: Hip Hop Panel"

at the Scotia Bank Dance Center.

Below is the itinerary for the week:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 VIHF Kick Off Party @ The Tokyo Lounge

350-1050 Alberni St, Vancouver

Hosted by Mc Kia Kadiri,

Performances by

Sonz of Sunz

Masia One,

Mr. Monze,

Butta Babees

The No Luck Club.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Sound Class

Documentary

USA, 2003, 40 min

SFU HC 4:30pm

Slide presentation by Charlie Ahearn & Wild Style

Drama

USA, 1982, 80min, 35mm

Director in Attendance

SFU HC 5:45pm

One Love – The Game. The Life.

Documentary

USA, 2004, 42 min

Director in Attendance

WORLD Premiere

SFU HC 8:15pm

In Rhyme: An evening of Hip Hop Poetics

Includes the folowing videos:

Awaken

Traveling Light

When the sky Clearz

Urban Rhapsody

RHCC 7:30pm to 11:30pm

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Cuban Hip Hop All Stars

Documentary

USA/Cuba, 2003, 63 min

SFU HC 4:30pm

Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme

Documentary

USA, 2004, 73 min

SFU HC 9:15 pm

Get Up, Get Down

Tokyo Lounge, Doors at 9:00pm

Culturama

Music Videos

RHCC 6:15pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Hip Hop Homos

Documetary

USA, 2003, 26 mins

SFU HC 3:00pm

KWAITO GENERALS

Documetary

South Africa, 2003, 47 min

SFU HC 3:00pm

SNEAKERS

Documentary

Netherlands, 2004, 52 min

SFU HC 4:30pm

Pass the Mic!

Documentary

USA, 2002, 52 min

SFU HC 7:00pm

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

360 Degrees: Hip Hop Panel @ Scotia Bank Dance Center

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