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Cape Flats Hip Hop Pioneer Launches New Books

11 stories inspired by hip hop and children’s imagination

Cape Flats rapper and hip hop artist Emile YX? Is launching a series of short children's story books. inspired by hip hop culture and the importance of telling our own stories. He’s launching the books during the Afrocation tour, a performance tour which takes place at various locations in August and September, including a three day stop at Darling Voorkamerfest..

WATCH: EMILE JANSEN

AN INSPIRED STORYTELLER
There are 11 books in the series and they were stories created, retold, illustrated, published independently as inspired by Emile YX?’s Children, Kai-Jeevan (son, aged 4) and Meena (daughter, aged 2). 

You can expect stories such as In the beginning of Time, The Story Of The Wind, Rain Rain Go Away, Fire the Dancer that became the Sun, Princess Vlei, Sally The Salmon Swims Upstream, Making A Black Noise Part 1 and Afrocation.
  
WHO IS EMILE YX??
Emile Jansen aka Emile YX? is considered one of the pioneers of South African hip hop. He started to breakdance in 1982 and is a founding member of the local hip hop group, Black Noise. He is known for his developmental work and community outreach projects such as the Heal the Hood Project which won the best hip hop organisation in 2010. He also hosts events such as African Hip Hop Indaba, Battle of the Year, and more.

WATCH: EMILE JANSEN USING HIP HOP DANCING TO CHANGE A COMMUNITY

CATCH HIM ON THE AFROCATION TOUR
The tour consists of performances, interviews, talks and readings and caters to kids and adults.  

  • 31 August 2pm – 2:45pm: Afrikaaps sessions with Janine Van Rooy at Cape Flats Book Festival at West End Primary School in Mitchells Plain
  • 1 September: Cape Flats Book Festival Mitchells Plain West End Primary
  • 2 September 10am: National Book Week SA Show, Happy Valley, Langeberg Municipality
  • 4 September 2pm – 3pm: Free Talk at Open Book Festival on Afrikaaps as a solution to Self-hate Crime and Killing on the Cape Flats
  • 6 September: Darling Voorkamerfest
  • 7 September: Darling Voorkamerfest
  • 8 September: Voorkamerfest 2019

RAISING FUNDS
All the events have a central theme of selling 200,000 products for raising funds for the Heal the Hood Project. They will also be selling other arts-related products that have been created for self-sustainability of the project for the next 10-years. 

WATCH: OS IS MEER AS WAT DJY DINK" BY EMILE YX? AND MIXED MENSE

ATTENDING THE AFROCATION TOUR
Contact Heal The Hood project on +27(0)217060481 or contact Emile on emileyx@gmail.com or via the Facebook page

HEAD TO THE DARLING VOORKAMERFEES
The Voorkamerfees is a performing arts theatre in Darling residents' homes with a brilliant line-up of South African talent and entertainment including EmileYX? And Mixed Mense. The 14th edition of Voorkamerfees takes place on 6, 7, and 8 September, graced with early Spring flowers blooming in every surrounding field and reserve in Darling. The nature of the performance is only revealed at show-time. Book tickets online.

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