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Fem*Friday x Rapworkshop with EsRAP


10.05.2022, 16.00 -19.00
Radio Helsinki - Foyer and Stage, Schönaugasse 8, Graz

In Cooperation with Radio Helsinki

Write on the lyrics, find the rhymes, perform the beat.

"In the rap workshop, you'll learn to write lyrics on topics that interest you. You will learn to use different rap rhymes and perform your raps to exciting beats. So: Everyone who is interested in rap - just register!

With "everyone" we mean everyone - rap is for everyone! Since Hip Hop is generally a male-dominated art form and we are convinced that women can write just as good lyrics and flow over beats as men, we also expect women who are enthusiastic about rap. Hip hop lyrics are often racist and sexist. In the workshop prejudices will not only be questioned. It will also be held against it with their own lyrics!

"Rap is a shocking music for all who do not want to open their eyes." - with the motto we also approach this, because we want to move something - not alone but together."

First, it's about the history of rap: what actually is rap? What is hip hop?
We look into rap lyrics: We listen to rap music, read lyrics and watch videos.
Freestyling, writing and presenting the lyrics: We repeatedly rap the lyrics out loud and match them to the rhythm.

Conditions of participation: The workshop is for young people up to 20 years old. No previous experience is required for the workshop.

Trainers: Growing up in the old working-class district of Ottakring in Vienna, the siblings Esra and Enes Özmen have found in hip hop the perfect medium to make themselves heard and to give recognition to their own lifeworld with all its conflicts.

Together they form the duo EsRAP and deal in their mixed German/Turkish lyrics with questions of identity, being foreign in their own country as children of the third generation, the necessity of rebellion experienced on their own bodies, rap as resistance and also being a woman in the male-dominated hip hop world.

In contrast to the usual division of roles in this, Esra contributes the hard and fast rhymes, while her brother Enes with his sensitive voice takes over the more melodic vocal parts. Musically, EsRAP finds inspiration in the Turkish oriental genre of arabesque, which they like to combine with modern beats.


Here is the link to the song "Der Tschusch ist da": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogjhowdiZPk

Registration and contact

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