Thursday, April 21, 2016

Major Minor Music Project Takes On The Local Hip Hop Scene

Saturday April 30th will mark the third gig for the Major Minor Music Project. The monthly concerts promote artistic experimentation and excellence in a professional setting, leveraging industry standard technology to showcase music and arts. The events have fused with experiential learning opportunities and a volunteer-driven structure that engages young people and new Canadians in the arts, fosters inter-generational communication and gives constituents the skills necessary to pursue their creative and professional passions.

After the two previous shows were stocked heavily with a rock / punk / metal flavour, April's gig will take a hard left and head straight on to Hip Hop. Calgary is a city of 1.2 million people with the second youngest population in the country but one would be hard pressed to call the local hip hop scene very relevant nationally.  Toronto, Halifax, Edmonton and Montreal have all produced names over recent years, while Calgary has struggled to find its voice.  Without question there is talent in the city’s rap scene - Ayoo Angie, Halfcut and A.Y.E. along with the often overlooked Major Minor III headliner Dragon Fli Empire have all offered up prime work, but the marketing element has been plodding along and left behind. This also drains the interest of the city's young people and diverts its creativity towards other genres of music. 

Grass-roots all ages projects like Major Minor and its latest gig are a great way to reach and inspire the next generation of hip hop artists here in Calgary. For a compete run down (featuring Dragon Fli Empire's single Superhero) of all who will preforming on April 30th, just click below.

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