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French Hip Hop Culture Week - Beatbox

Friday 30 April 2021

We are delighted to bring French Hip Hop Culture to Scotland with a series of interviews by journalist Olivier Cachin with our five guest participants: Akhénaton, Ceet, DJ Mouss, Eklips and Fabrice Fiossonangaye. We would like to extend our thanks to our guests for their participation!

Every day during the week 26-30 April 2021, we will release an interview with one of the guests on their specific Hip Hop style. Be ready to discover the five main branches of Hip Hop: Rap, DJing, Graffiti, Breakdance and Beatbox.

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DAY 5: Virtual interview with journalist Olivier Cachin and BEATBOX artist Eklips

Interview in French (with English subtitles)

About Eklips:

Originally from Burgundy (France), Eklips is a rapper artist recognised for his talents as a beatboxer and playing for more than twenty years on the most diverse stages. He performed many opening acts for, among others, Kool Shen, Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Orelsan, or even NTM. The general public discovered him in 2011 thanks to the video The Most Amazing Beatbox / History of hip-Hop in 4 minutes in which he highlighted his talents as an imitator. He signs numerous collaborations with artists such as Kery James, Jeff Le Nerf or les Brigitte and participates in the dubbing of cartoons or advertisements.

Find the discography of Eklips here.

About Olivier Cachin:

Olivier Cachin is a journalist, writer, TV/Radio presenter and lecturer famous for being one of the first journalists who has ever put light on French Hip Hop culture. He founded L’Affiche magazine and the television show Rapline, the first TV show dedicated to French rap music in the 90’s, and was editor in chief of hip hop magazine Radikal. He is the author of publications such as L’Offensive Rap, 100 Albums Essentiels Du Reggae, or Pop Life (the biography of Michael Jackson), or NTM biography. Every Saturday, he was on air with the radio station Mouv’ with his show La Sélection Rap. He interviewed artists such as Prince, James Brown, Chuck-D, David Bowie, Eminem, Dr Dre, Janet Jackson, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee.

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