Tag Archives: hip hop

It was a long big fun day

Kate Scanlan’s report on our big day at Southbank: Day 2 was the day we due to take over Southbank’s Purcell Room, and boy did we. I’m actually a day late in posting this because ….It was a long day. With … Continue reading

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A wonderful night!

What a wonderful evening yesterday at the Southbank Centre for Africa Utopia! We presented Bret Syfert’s film Yes, Man! and then Jude Kelly, artistic director of the Southbank, chaired a panel discussion with Rafiki Callixte (project manager, Les Enfants de … Continue reading

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The boys are coming to London!!!

It’s happening! With the Southbank Centre, Catalyst Rwanda is bringing two of the boys of Les Enfants de Dieu centre for street children – Willy and Didier – as well as the centre’s visionary leader Rafiki Callixte to London. Les … Continue reading

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Time Boyz music video!!

Hip hop group Time Boyz is made up of former street children of Kigali, Rwanda. Their song is the story of how a little girl and an older boy survived life on the streets by sticking together like brother and … Continue reading

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Yes, Man! – the film

Last year, 130 former street children, aged from 6 to 20 years, at the pioneering Les Enfants de Dieu centre in Kigali, Rwanda, were granted their dearest wish: to be taught to “break”, the original hip hop dance form. Catalyst Rwanda took the world-renowned Pervez from … Continue reading

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Yes Man! – teaser for a new film of Catalyst Rwanda’s hip hop project

Enjoy this clip of the short film, “Yes, Man!” by Bret Syfert – launching online on Friday 30 March – which documents the tale of legendary London breaker Pervez who travels to Rwanda to share hope, life and hip hop … Continue reading

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A blog about Kate and the breakdance project

Very Nice Threads, a blog about eco-fashion, has blogged about Kate Scanlan’s work with Catalyst Rwanda. Kate talks about Pervez, who will be leading the workshops with the boys at Les Enfants de Dieu street children’s centre: “I love his … Continue reading

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