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About the event

Join us for a celebration of local hip-hop culture on 15 February 2024, from 10am to 7pm. Enjoy a dynamic day of networking, talks with local experts, breakdance performances and art. Discover the rich diversity and creativity of our community.


  • 10 AM to 2 PM at the Tinkering Lab (CRX 220)- Experience hip hop in a unique gaming format. Exciting games will be featured such as DJ Hero, Floor Kids, and Kingspray, offering you a chance to immerse yourself in the rhythm and creativity of hip hop.

Throughout the day, you can groove to hip hop beats and immerse yourself in captivating visuals in the University Center, creating an atmosphere that embodies the essence of this dynamic culture.

  • 3 PM to 4:30 PM at the University Centre – Join in on a networking session with local Black businesses.
  • 4:30 PM at the University Center - Beginning of the event featuring performances by a talented DJ and a B-boy group showcasing their incredible skills. 
  • 5 PM  at the University Center - Panel discussion exploring the roots and impact of hip hop on the Black community. 


Awad Ibrahim, Vice-Provost, Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence and a Hip Hop Scholar; 

Le Flo Franco, a musical artist; 

Andy Akangah, founder and CEO of Akarts, a small company that celebrates their passion for hip-hop through the art and storytelling of comics and manga;

Adrienne Coddett, a community organizer, radio host and educator. 

The discussion will be expertly moderated by Rachelle Dickenson, Curator at the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG).

If you require accommodation, please contact the event host as soon as possible.
Date and time
Feb 15, 2024
All day
Format and location
In person
English, French
Students, Alumni, Faculty and staff
Organized by
Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, Library, Faculty of Education