American hip hop group The INV!S!BLES are set to perform in Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai and Goa from April 19 to May 4.
India's hip hop scene is expanding. The success of Gully Boy has further penetrated the roots of this art across India, even in small towns and cities. So much so, that hip hoppers have emerged in vernacular language as well. But here's a chance for hip hop lovers to understand and learn more.
The American hip hop group The INV!S!BLES are set to perform in Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Goa and Chennai from April 19 to May 4. The group features Carl “DJ Invisible” Hollier (in picture), lyricist Miz Korona, producer and beatboxer Richie “Robot” Steighner, emcee and rapper Khary Kimani Turner, and professional dancer and choreographer Hans Pierre.
The performers will begin their tour in India from Chandigarh (April 19–20). It will then travel to Hyderabad (April 22–23), Kolkata (April 25–26), Goa (April 28–29) and Chennai (May 2–4). The event is hosted by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India. It will include performances and workshops by internationally-acclaimed artists to inspire the creativity of up-and-coming talent and promote cultural harmony, diversity and inclusiveness.
Gloria Berbena, Minister Counselor for Public Diplomacy, said, that through music and artistic expression, she hopes to understanding cultures better together.
“This cultural extravaganza will strengthen our people-to-people ties and our bilateral relationship, while providing opportunities to share values of freedom of speech and expression using hip hop. This art form has traditionally been used to celebrate diverse cultures and encourages innovation and experimentation,” she added.
All workshops and performances are free and open to audiences who are over 16. Appropriate COVID-19 protocols will be implemented at all programme venues.