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Atlanta Artists & Researchers to Participate in Hip Hop Society Festival in Marseille


Friche la Belle de Mai
41 Rue Jobin
Marseille, France, 13003

April 22-May 6, 2024

This year’s Hip Hop Society festival in Marseille will honor the bridges being built between the two cities by City/Cité Atlanta x Marseille with events such as: MarsTlanta, an art installation by former Villa Albertine resident Djellali El Ouzeri aka DJ DJEL, featuring the Atlanta Rap Map (Georgia State University); a panel discussion on hip hop and education with Brennan Collins from Georgia State University; and a performance with Atlanta’s freestyle rap collective, Soul Food Cypher.

MarsTlanta Exhibition with DJ DJEL

April 24-June 1st, 2024

Conceived as part of DJ DJEL’s residency project with Villa Albertine Atlanta, this visual and auditory exhibition mixes musical archives and sound recordings of words and street noises—soundscapes—of Marseille and Atlanta, creating a bridge between the two cities through and for hip-hop culture by transmitting an on-the-ground analysis of these sounds that make up our everyday and that define our environment.

This exhibition is supported by Villa Albertine as part of a post-residency grant program aimed at developing co-productions around former residents’ work and research. 

Learn more about the MarsTlanta exhibition

Marseille x Atlanta: A Look at Hip-Hop’s Place in School and University Education

April 30, 2024 | 5pm

This panel discussion invites teachers, researchers, artists and more to explore the similarities and differences in the way hip-hop culture is integrated into education in Marseille and Atlanta with a view to foster the creation of richer, more inclusive educational programs. Brennan Collins, professor at Georgia State University and co-creator of the Atlanta Rap Map, and Soul Food Cypher–an Atlanta-based freestyle rap group, will be in conversation with researcher Jean-Christophe Sevin (Centre Norbert Ellias) and Andy Burle (Cité des Minots). With the support of Georgia State University and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

Learn more about this round table discussion.

Atlanta x Marseille Cypher

May 4, 2024 | 4pm

Alongside Marseille emcees K-méléon and Napoleon Da Legend, Soul Food Cypher–Atlanta’s premier freestyle rap collective–will participate in a cross-cultural and multilingual freestyle performance. With the support of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

Learn more about the Atlanta x Marseille Cypher.

Hip Hop Society is an annual festival produced by A.M.I. at the Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille all about unexpected encounters and celebrating the unity of the hip-hop community in all its diversity, through workshops, talks, creative residencies, on-stage support, jams, exhibitions, and more. Learn more about Hip Hop Society.

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