Wednesday, Sept. 11
The Guerilla Cypher happened at the quad on Carleton University campus (in front of the library) at 1pm.
Women in hip hop: a panel discussion co-hosted by Carleton GSU
@ Residence Conference Room Carleton University (2:30-3:30pm)
Women have been part of hip hop since its inception, and increasingly female rappers are taking centre stage. But there are branches of rap music and culture that support misogynistic views of gender roles. Where are we today? Where do we see positive and negative stereotypes? Will we ever stop talking about this? Get into the nitty gritty with panelists D’Bi Young, Eternia, Sabra Ripley Host and more.
House of Merc
@ The Mercury Lounge
56 Byward Market Square
Celebration of House and Diversity
We Love 2 HUMP and PBR Wednesday is proud to present : HOUSE OF MERC
10 pm to 2 am
Main Room: DJ Grace / Drag Hostess Eva Darling & guests / VJ Matt Cameron
Lounge Level: Trackstars
Overkill: DJ Danya
Pulse N Limited Swag N Sassy dance demo: 11:30 to 11:45pm
Hip hop drag showcase: Eva Darling and Guests in Hip hop swage: 11:45pm
$4 before midnight and $6 afterwards at the door
OG 500 Poetry Slam
@ Babylon Night Club (7pm)
317 Bank St.
The Ottawa Grand 500
An audience-judged Poetry Slam featuring some of Ottawa’s top poets competing for a $500 prize:
Hyf GypsySun (last year’s winner)
Un-commonly Andre aka Andre Prefontaine
Nathanaël Larochette aka Sir Realist
Featuring special performances by D'Bi Young, Ian Keteku with Mike Dubue, Jesse Dangerously and Missing Linx.
Tickets $12 in advance. Available at Compact Music, Vertigo Records, the Records Centre and online.
Thursday, Sept. 12
@ Ritual Nightclub (Update: Doors at 9pm, first act at 10pm)
137 Besserer St.
In your face RAP SHOW
Hip hop showcase featuring Ottawa's dopest MCs, headlined by DL Incognito and Eternia, and featuring performances by Cashtro, City Fidelia, Homebased and DJ Alive.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $10 at the door. Available at Compact Music, Vertigo Records, the Records Centre and online.
GOOD LOOK Graphic Art Show and Musique Globale MC Showcase
@ Café Nostalgica (6pm to 2am)
603 Cumberland St.
All ages all night!
Graphic Art Show (6pm to 10pm)
This show shines a light on some of the talented graphic designers creating the flyers, posters and art work in Ottawa’s urban arts scene. Featuring:
Pierre Chretien (Souljazz), Stefan Grambart (Brahma Breaker), Adam Hughes (MadAnvil), Simon Boisvert, Erin English and Kenji Toyooka along with posters from nos amies a Mercury Lounge, Kapacity et Babylon
Loves Kicks (TLK), a live-art sneaker design show featuring 5 artists live painting on classic hightop kicks and a selection of illustrated shoes from past TLK events.
Plus live digital art projections by Stefan Thompson & Erin English.
Musique Globale (10 pm to 2 am)
Performances musicales par global minds: Boogat, Jaguar Priest and Le R, and DJ sets by Gerald Dragon and Lamb Rabbit. Music in French, Spanish and English makes this night... franglish!
Friday, Sept. 13
Concert Under the Bridge
@ House of PainT - Dunbar Bridge (doors at 5 pm)
Hip hop legends!!
DJ Afrika Bambaataa (10:15pm)
Big Daddy Kane (9:30pm)
Zaki Ibrahim (shortlisted for the 2013 Polaris Prize) (9:00 pm)
The Narcicyst ft. Meryem Saci (8:30 pm)
D-Track (7:30 pm)
Babylon Warchild (6:30 pm)
Hosted by Atherton, DJ So Nice and CBC News Ottawa’s Adrian Harewood
Advance tickets are $25 and are available online , plus at Compact Music locations, The Record Centre (Hintonburg) and Vertigo Records. Tickets are $30 at the door (Cash only. There will be an ATM on site).
Keep the party going with DJs Memetic and 2 Creamz and surprise guest.
At the MERCURY LOUNGE
Saturday, Sept. 14
MAIN EVENT - HoPX 2013
@ House of PainT - Dunbar Bridge
Ottawa's best outdoor hip hop jam!
House of PainT’s signature 4-elements of Hip Hop jam returns: 10 Years Strong!
3-story graffiti wall, crew bboy/bgirl battle ($1,000 cash prize), DJs, MCs, workshops, kids' activities.
An awesome all-ages and community based event!
11AM to 3PM: SEEDS TENT
Learn something new at our seeds tent with child and youth friendly workshops in breakdancing, graffiti, rapping and DJing.
12-1pm a kid-friendly performance by Hey Kids! (rap’s answer to Sharon, Lois and Bram).
Bring the whole family!
In addition to the amazing programming, food trucks will be on site so you can nosh while you watch the graffiti artists, visit the artists' market or take in any of the feature events.
MAIN STAGE: DJs CPI, Trevor Walker, D-Mass
3PM to 6PM: CREW BATTLES: Bboy / Bgirl Crew Battle Elimination Rounds
Judges: Ynot, Buddha, JK47
DJs: Illo and Magnificent
MC sets by: Ghettosocks, G Grand
Words by: Bboy Lazy Legs
6PM – Beer Garden opens, sponsored by Broadhead Brewery. BEER!
6PM to 8PM DJ DEMOS: DJs Acro and Shub and hip hop dance demo by Culture Shock
8PM: CREW BATTLE FINAL with a live 'Bboy Anthem Mashup' performed by THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA
8:30PM to 10PM: Ottawa favourites the Souljazz Orchestra give us a full on funktastic concert, and Mz. Revolution will end the day right with some new and classic reggae dancehall niceness..
$ PWYC (recommended $5+ donation) || House of PainT Legal Graffiti Wall || Dunbar Bridge Underpass (Bronson Avenue at Brewer Way) (www.houseofpaint.ca for map) || 11am-11pm
@ Café Nostalgica
603 Cumberland St.
Keep the party going! Featuring Montreal’s Scott C of the Goods
Sunday, Sept. 15
HoPX One World Knowledge Conference and Film
An inspiring day of ideas, professional skill building and artistic development organized in partnership with the One World Film Festival.
Conference Free || Film PWYC
@Arts Court || 2 Daly Ave
1PM-2PM: I WAS THERE: The evolution of hip hop with DJ Afrika Bambaataa
2PM-5PM: IDEA PANELS AND TOOL KIT SESSIONS
Knowledge Panel 1: We are a Family: Diversity and Inclusion in Hip Hop, featuring Bboy Lazy Legs and guests
Knowledge Panel 2: The City as Canvas: Getting More Art up in Public Places, featuring Debby Landry, Pixie Cram, ArtEngine and more
Took Kit Session 1: Taking it Global: Presenting and Touring Internationally, featuring Patrick Thompson and guests
Tool Kit Session 2: How to Write a Grant Proposal, featuring lessons and tips from artists with suexperienced in writing successful grant applications.
5PM-6:30PM ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT
- Bboy Masterclass with Bboy Ynot
- Music Video Making
+ 1 more TBD
7PM-9PM: FILM SCREENING: THE AFRICAN CYPHER
A documentary film about street dance in the townships of South African, opening with Pecha Kucha style presentations on hip hop and social change. View the African Cypher trailer here
9PM-11PM WINE DOWN
A relaxing wind down, with beer and wine, soca, reggae and dancehall to wine down after a strong festival week.