The 9th Annual Waga International Hip Hop Festival took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in October 2009. Hip hop artists and activists from all over Africa converged on the tiny city of Ouagadougou for two weeks of bridge-buidling, networking, performances, and workshops. Poetes Fyziks, a highly controversial group from Gabon, met up with filmmaker Magee McIlvaine and decided to shoot a very quick music video during one of the breaks in the middle of the conference. Shot in 25 minutes, this video represents the importance of international collaborations and the power of festivals/events like the Waga Hip Hop Festival to bring people together.
Poetes Fyziks: myspace.com/poetesfyziks
Magee McIlvaine aka DJ Maggi: mageefilms.com
Nomadic Wax: nomadicwax.com