The entire team in charge of the Hip Hop You Don’t Stop festival is preparing to offer you a quality event that will take place from the 20th to the 22nd of September in the Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (CDN-NDG) borough. Since 2005, the festival has been co-presented by Prévention CDN-NDG (https://preventioncdnndg.org) and Elementality Media (http://elementality.ca/), with support of the City of Montreal and Heritage Canada.

Hip hop culture is the focus of this festival because we believe in its ability to include and affirm identity, especially for marginalized communities. We especially want to empower the youths aged from 12 to 25 who are growing up in the CDN-NDG borough, through community and artistic involvement. In addition, interculturalism, resilience, intergenerational exchange, inclusiveness, physical and mental health, responsible consumption and environmental issues are expressed through the content of each of our programs.

As every year the festival will offer free events for the whole community and for all ages: workshops, photo exhibitions, screenings, concerts, streetdance competitions, round tables and many other things.

Come for this 14th edition to enjoy the end of the summer! You’ll find more information in the August Nexus edition about the different events as well as the participating artists. A Community Talk at Jean Brillant Park from 5pm to 7pm will happened on September 19thA 5 à 7 will be held on September 20th at Nelson Mandela Park to kick off the festival. The festivities continue on Saturday 21st at Martin Luther King Park (Kent Park) from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm and will end on September 22nd at Parc NDG from noon to 7:00 pm

Do you want to get involved? Feel free to contact the Festival Coordinator Emilio Orellana-Côté at the following email address: emilio.orellana.c@gmail.com.