Your favorite Hip Hop culture event is back!

During Beyond the Beat, we’ll dive in and dig deep into Hip Hop culture in its broadest sense. From dance & music to sharing knowledge. Beyond the Beat will leave you with a greater understanding, appreciation and love for the culture! 

 

We’ve been going through it since last year, not only did we get hit by a pandemic, we were also part of worldwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism. Pain and joy were sometimes close together, with he black & brown community often  needing joy to survive pain.

 

This year at Beyond the Beat, we zoom in on black joy as a form of resistance and anger as fuel. Making the connection between anger, violence and the role that black joy plays in the healing process. 

 

Check out the after movie, photo’s, Powertalk by Kelechi Okafor 

and more info about the schedule and guests

 

After Movie

powertalk
Kelechi Okafor

PHOTO WALL

More about
Beyond the Beat

AFTERNOON
LINE-UP

Location:
Station Hofplein (interior space)

time:
13:00 - 14.45

powertalk kelechi okafor
'owning anger'

Kelechi Okafor is an award winning Black British cultural commentator, actress, director and public speaker born in Nigeria and raised in London. Kelechi unapologetically says her mind and directs anger if needed. She refuses to be anger shamed and in fact suggests that black women and non binary people harness, own and celebrate their anger. 

 

Walk in: 13.00 – 13.30

Powertalk: 13.30 – 14.45

Location:
garden of bird
time:
15.00 - 15.05

'to rome' by
nedda sou

TO ROME is about the emotional choices people make and how they affect relationships. In this time when ‘social distancing’ has become the norm, the internet offers an obvious alternative to emotionally reduce social distance.

 

But does that really happen?
Do all roads lead to ROME?

Location:
garden of bird
time:
15.00 - 16.30

After talk / lunch

We got a nice setup so you can take the time to connect with your people and meet some new ones while enjoying tasty BBQ from Komproeven and drinks that keep flowing. 

Location: bird (interior)

Time: 16.30 - 17.30

Panel 'club culture'

During a panel with Tony Touch (USA), John Agesilas, Roberto Romello and moderator Samira bin Sharifu we’ll dive into club culture, what does club culture mean to them, what is the current state and future of club culture? 

Location: bird (interior)

Time: 17.30 - 18.30

screening
check your body at the door (USA)

After the panel, we’ll screen Check Your Body at the Door which is about the remarkable underground House dancing in NYC’s golden decade – the 1990s.  Featuring rare dance club footage, the film follows legendary House Dancers to clubs, their jobs and in their everyday

lives.

EVENING
LINE-UP

Location:
garden of bird
time:
17.00 - 17.05

'to rome' by
nedda sou

TO ROME is about the emotional choices people make and how they affect relationships. In this time when ‘social distancing’ has become the norm, the internet offers an obvious alternative to emotionally reduce social distance.

 

But does that really happen?
Do all roads lead to ROME?

Location:
garden of bird
time:
17.00 - 18.15

After talk / lunch

We got a nice setup so you can take the time to connect with your people and meet some new ones while enjoying tasty BBQ from Komproeven and drinks that keep flowing. 

Location:
Station Hofplein (interior space)

Time:
18.30 - 20.00

‘The Blueprint 20 years'
presented by TEAM BEATS

We celebrate 20 years of The Blueprint by JAY Z, the first hip-hop album in the 21st century to be included in America’s National Recording Registry – making it official US cultural heritage.

In this conversation, we’ll discuss which Dutch hip-hop album should be labeled as cultural heritage first.

 

With moderator Charisa Chotoe and 

panelists Souf Kinani, Carina Fernandes, Saul van Stapele, Veronica van Hoogdalem

Location:
BIRD (interior)

time:
20.25 - 22.00

screening concerning violence (SWE)

Narrated by Lauryn Hill, Concerning Violence uses archival footage to explore the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the former colonies. It is also an exploration of decolonization as expressed in Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth. 

Location:
BIRD (interior)

time:
22.00 - 23.00

Panel ‘Black activism’

Unpacking of the film ‘Concerning Violence’ and think about the parallels to Black activism in the Netherlands today.  

 

 

Moderated by Sekai Makoni with panelists Quincy Gario, Simone Zeefuik and Ernestine Comvalius. 

THROWBACK TO
2020 EDITION

Adres

Delftsestraat 19A
3013 AD Rotterdam

Tel: 010 411 8371

OPENING HOURS OFFICE

Maandag – Vrijdag
09:00 – 18:00

 

Zaterdag – Zondag Gesloten

 

 

 

ANBI informatie

Opening hours STUDIO's

Maandag, Woensdag, Vrijdag 16:00 – 22:00

 

Dinsdag, Donderdag 

18.00  – 22:00

 

 

Zaterdag – Zondag Gesloten