Hip Hop on Harbourfront Plaza

Hip Hop on Harbourfront Plaza

On March 18, 2006, third anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq, Nanaimo's Popular Participation Movement organized a hip hop rally and concert on Harbourfront Plaza outside the Nanaimo Public Library. The keynote speaker was Josh Key, an American political refugee now living on Gabriola Island.

The musical side of the event featured a memorable performance by singer/songwriter Shane Philip, whose tribal rhythms on guitar and didgeridoo had the crowd on its feet. Nanaimo's best known activisit act, The Owl and the Pussycat, warmed things up, and everyone admired the wit and talent of raptivist hippy-hopper Homage from Cortes Island. Declining Amphibian Phenomenon presented Organarchist hip-hop from the Comox Valley.

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Nanaimo, PPM activists Nanaimo, Musician Shane Philip Nanaimo, Musicians The Owl and Pussycat

PPM activists outline the afternoon's varied activities.

The Owl and the Pussycat always convey a message.

Nanaimo, Hip Hop Dancers Guest Speaker

Dancers getting into the mood.

singer/songwriter Shane Philip

Guest speakers made an appearance.

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