Hip Hop for Peace

With the motto "Hip Hop por la Paz", the event gathers more than 70 musicians, graffiti artists, DJs, and dancers in workshops and classes on the genre, their movements and body language, said the organizing committee.

French choreographer Tousent Jeison, who will teach a workshop on breakdance, urban dance that emerged in African American communities in New York, is among foreign participants to the symposium.

The American rap group Intikana, Canadian singers Lu Piensa and Vox Sambox, Haitian Makendi and Edú, and Colombian Jaison and Lucia will be also present.

The first event took place in 2005 and was created by the project La FabriK in order to provide a space for the exchange between artists and activists who contribute with community projects to the development of this movement in Cuba.

The International Symposium on Cuban Hip Hop is held every year and has been an ideal space to share experiences, debate, and perform live for a better dissemination of this genre in the country.