UNESCO Transcultura Launches A Call To Bring Young Caribbean Hip-Hop Artists To Europe 

PR – The Grenada National Commission for UNESCO  is pleased to inform that UNESCO Transcultura has launched a call to bring young Caribbean hip hop artists to Europe. 

The Transcultura Programme, integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through  Culture and Creativity, implemented by UNESCO and funded by the European Union, has joined  hands with the Goethe Institute and the Centre for InterAmerican Studies at the Bielefeld  University in Berlin to strengthen the international market exposure of Caribbean hip-hop artists.  To this end, it has launched a call to sponsor the participation of up to three music projects of the  genre in the International Festival and Symposium: “Re-inventing Europe from the Caribbean.  Urban Cultures, Translocal Identities and Social Movements in the Black Atlantic”, which will  take place in Berlin, Germany, from July 28 to 31, 2022.  

A jury will select one hip-hop band or solo artist for each linguistic area covered by the programme  (English, French and Spanish-speaking), who will have the opportunity to perform in Berlin and  to participate in promotional and exchange activities with relevant actors of the music market and  the hip-hop scene in Germany.

Through this exposure, the selected artists will strengthen their visibility in the European circuit,  establish contact networks and enhance their professional development opportunities. The  Transcultura Programme will cover the participants’ travel and accommodation expenses (see call  for applications at https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/call_for_caribbean_hip-hop_en.pdf).  

The call is addressed to young hip-hop artists, between 18 and 35-years-old, from the 17  Transcultura Programme beneficiary countries: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados,  Belize, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat,  Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and  Tobago. 

To apply, it is necessary to complete and send the form below,  https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/form_-_hip_hop_caribbean_berlin_en_1.pdf together with  the rest of the documentation required, to the e-mail address: transcultura.programme@unesco.org (link sends e-mail), until Monday May 16, 2022 at 23:59 Havana time (UTC/GMT -4 hours).