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March 03, 2011

Chinese hip-hop 中国嘻哈

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Friday, March 11, 2011 | 5:30pm
Pendleton Room, Michigan Union

Free and open to the public. Join on facebook.

From headspinning Haitians to freestyling Francophones, hip-hop has spanned the globe all the way to the Middle Kingdom. Hip-hop is a recent development in China but is a wildly growing trend with new artists popping up every day.

Come and meet Young Kin from Yin Ts’ang (隐藏), mainland China’s first rap group ever to get signed to a record label. Young Kin will be talking about his experiences with his own record label YinEnt (瘾乐), the current state of hip hop in China, and some challenges Chinese hip hop artists face, such as censorship, financial backing, and an overall politically and creatively oppressive climate.

The talk will finish with a rapping showcase by Young Kin, as well as a break-dancing demonstration by world-renowned Bboy Fishball from Hong Kong’s Rhythm Attack and RockLee from Macau. All three performers will be available for a Q&A.

This event is being hosted by Element-1 in tandem with Master the Art 8:

CHINESE HIP-HOP is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan and the Center for Chinese Studies.

Young Kin's newest video:

Rhythm Attack, Hong Kong flava!

Posted by zzhu at March 3, 2011 03:51 PM