Before heading off for a few days in Brussels, Belgium, I did a bit of research about what was on during my stay. I fell upon the following PDF article from Bozar and visit.Brussels about a Belgian Hip-Hop History Exhibition and Festival 2017.
That article teased my curiosity and 👀 I decided to check Bozar’s website further. When you visit their homepage, you will be given the option to select between French (FR), English (EN) or Dutch (NL) languages before landing on the programme page.
If you are interested in Hip Hop history from the very beginnings in the USA to its export and expansion in Belgium, you’ll be enjoying this post!
The hip-hop festival organisors enabled online booking. If you had booked online, printed or showed the online booking on your phone, you were entitled to:
- get a free coffee upon order of a pastry
- get a free glass of wine of a meal.
However, if you were not around for that period of time, don’t worry, I will take you through the exhibition by sharing with you few pictures and videos. 😉 (I can’t talk about the other programmed events, though).
When I entered the Centre for Fine Arts, there was a screen showing a b-boy doing few moves and also providing visitors with dance tutorials on basic b-boying steps. Take a look at some of the video snippets filmed with Snapchat!
After that, I walked up the stairs to enter the exhibition area, which was a mix of audio, visuals, and videos explaining the hip-hop movement history. There was a big screen displaying a film of all world b-boying dance competitions.
Then, the exhibition went through the hip-hop evolution in all its forms, i.e music, arts and dance.
Again, everything was translated into French, Dutch, and English. Please note however that for some of the pieces, I couldn’t get the whole translated text in pictures.
Remember that you can pause each picture in the slideshow to read the information. You will find 2 short videos below this slideshow showcasing:
- B-girls dancing,
- Stromae singing
- Rab djing.
At the very end of the exhibition, they had a 360 degrees screen showing different clips simultaneously.
I have recorded few bits of the main ones:
I hope you learnt a few things about the hip-hop evolution.
Any of you want to volunteer to translate into English the few pieces that do not have a translation?