Hip hop movement, Yoyo tinz is in Paris, France attending the town’s Hip Hop festival.
Dubbed the biggest urban music festival of Paris, it’s a two-week event: concerts, dance contests, exhibitions, cinema, block party and graffiti featuring some 400 artists. It was created by Hip –Hop Citoyens in 2005.
Yoyo tinz’s primary objective is to promote, document and archive the Ghanaian hip hop culture through workshops and events, reason why they need your help to represent Ghana in Paris.
They are the brain behind ‘Gintar Tinz Series’, an acoustic music session for talented young artistes, ‘Meet the Artist’, which featured Hip hop acts EL and Blitz the Ambassador. They’ve also partnered with AccraDotAlt on ChaleWote festival, Blitz’s the Ambassador’s Homecoming Concert, EL’s The B.A.R Concert and other organizers on a number of events aimed at promoting hip hop in Ghana.
Selorm Jay, founder of Yoyotinz tells livefmghana.com the importance of making it to the festival “It’s more than just a trip to Paris, going to the Paris Hip Hop Festival is the opportunity for yoyo tinz, a Ghanaian hip hop organization to be recognized as such among other professionals in the hip hop field.
“Also, most of the artistic exchanges are from North to South. It’s interesting to note that a Western organization wants to learn from a Ghanaian one.”
He adds, “The whole objective of the trip is to learn from professionals, introduce Ghanaian artistes to French artistes and also pick some ideas on how to organize the yoyo tinz hip hop festival and make it a successful one that won’t only be patronized by Ghanaians but by people all around the world.”
This year’s Paris Hip hop Festival started on Friday June 19 and will end on Sunday July 6, 2015 in Paris and its surrounding cities Sevran, Ivry sur Seine, Aubervilliers, Clichy sous Bois , Clichy la Garenne, Saint Quen and many others.
Yoyotinz trip to France is sponsored by KLM. For more updates, follow Yoyotinz on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and Tumblr.
By : livefmghana.com/Ghana/91.9FM