Hiplomacy with HaviKoro in Jordan, Palestine and Syria

HaviKoro Breakdancers perform with local Hip Hop artists

HaviKoro Breakdancers performed with local Hip Hop artists, Sham MCs, www.shammcs.com, on February 14 and 15 in Damascus. Sham Mcs are one of the best known Hip Hop groups in Syria and were fantastic partners in this project.  
Media appearances included interviews with Souria Al-Ghad Radio, Radio Arabesque, Al Watan News, Baladna News, Medina Radio, Mix FM, Syria Today magazine, Syrian Fadha'ieh, and Al-Dounnia TV.

 

Performances took place at the historic Hamra Theater. Workshops were held at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts and Inana Studios. HaviKoro continued its Hiplomacy Tour of the Middle East with a final stop in Jordan. Highlights included workshops at the Zenid center in Amman and the City Hall of Irbid. The performed jointly with Amman's hottest Hip Hop band, 962 Street, at the Al Hussein Cultural Center. The program was entirely funded by the US Embassy to Jordan.  With support of the US Consulate in Jerusalem, HaviKoro Breakdancers toured the West Bank cities of Palestine, Ramallah, Nablus as well as Jerusalem in performances with local rappers, DJs and B-boys.  Highlights of the tour included performances at Tomorrow's Youth center in Nablus:

 

"Havikoro and Identity gave an electric and interactive performance for almost 200 community members at the TYO Center in the Zafer al-Masri Foundation Building in Nablus today. Young Nablus residents were engaged from start to finish, clapping, dancing and at times singing along with the performers. Earlier in the day, Havikoro, a Houston-based hiphop and breakdance group, held a workshop for Identity, a group of young dancers and rappers from Askar refugee camp in Nablus. Together, the performers worked to improve their craft and talked about the importance of art in building bridge and transcending national boundaries."

 

 

 

More great photos can be found at:

 

http://tomorrowsyouth.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/hip-hop-and-breakdance-performance-at-tyo-center/

 

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=262467