Date and official poster for the upcoming Yoyo Tinz Hip Hop festival has been released.
The first edition of the festival will start on Monday, November 19 and end on Sunday, November 25, 2018.
yoyo tinz, is a Ghanaian organisation that aims at developing, archiving and documenting African hip hop culture. Famous for its ‘yoyo tinz shrine’, which has been consistent over the years with being among the biggest and liveliest stations at the annual ChaleWote festival, the organisation is here this time with its own festival.
The yoyo tinz festival, will highlight the various elements of hip hop culture – rap, graffiti, beat boxing, break dancing, DJing. Numerous exciting and informative activities have also been planned: panel discussions, activities for kids, film screening, exhibition, etc.
The colourful yet simple poster design is a result of the work of illustrator Bright Ackwerh (for the Goat mascot) and yoyo tinz in-house designers Eli Quist and Addis Ababa Ackwerh.
Why a goat as a hip hop festival mascot? Because among other enviable attributes, goats symbolise determination, stubbornness, and vitality, elements that are fully embedded in the hip hop culture.
Moreover, many rappers have claimed to be the G.O.A.T; the Greatest Of All Times! And lastly, because the goat has in recent years become a popular symbol in Ghanaian politics -the former president engendering the ‘dead goat syndrome,’ and the goat becoming a widely known, seemingly official bribe item.
Mark your calendars and make sure to follow the hashtag #yoyotinzfestival2018
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