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HQ Turns to Hip Hop!

(Ian de Mello, 2018)

YMCA HQ is determined to bring together new and passionate young Hip Hop artists with their latest project.

On Saturday October 6th, the Drug Aware YMCA HQ Leadership Group will hold IMPACT, the latest project to include culturally diverse in the culture of Hip Hop in Perth.

YMCA has been in Perth for over 100 years, and has a focus on working with young people to inspire and empower them in all areas of life.

Giving emerging talent the opportunity to share their work is the priority for YMCA Youth Worker, Taciano Cavalcante, who, in a recent release, shared her thoughts on the event.

“We’re excited to be able to give young emerging artists an opportunity to share their stories and sounds. The IMPACT showcase isn’t a standard hip hop event.”

Not only will new artists be able to engage and explore the genre, the event will contain performances from multiple original beat producers, including Nelson Mondlane from Super Ego (FKA) Pow Negro on vocals, plus special guest, interdisciplinary artist and youth mentor Paris Mitchell, who’ll be sharing his wisdom.

Other artist’s bringing the fire are Zak Scorch and Young Dersch from City of Swan, Fremantle youngsters Mali Jose with OJ43 and Leederville locals Kahli & Jippy, dropping short punchy sets along with current fresh sounds from Phries and Uncle Sam Beats.

MelloDian, another artist involved in the project, made it clear the intent behind the selection of these performers.

“We’ve put a lot of thought into our ethos and content, ensuring diversity and boundary-pushing was a top priority for us throughout the planning process.”

The night will run from 5:30pm to 10:00pm on Saturday October 6th, and will be held at YMCA HQ, 60A Frame Court, Leederville.

The event, which will cost you just $10 at the door, will raise money for the future IMPACT events, more specifically the one in the works for the month of November.

The full line-up and performance times can be found at YMCA HQ on Facebook, and for more information visit https://www.ymcawa.org.au/what-we-do/youth-services/hq-leederville.

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