Billed as the biggest event on the SA Hip Hop calendar, the African Hip Hop Indaba will showcase a photographic historical tour of the event over the last 12 years, streetwear brand exhibitions, dancing and showcases in the main arena, live graffiti spraying and exhibitions to marketing stalls and refreshment areas.
On September 1, the National Breakdance Team will be selected. The 2012 team will represent their country at the International Battle of the Year Africa Qualifier, to be held in Montpellier, France 15th November 2012. The top two African crews will go on to compete against 16 of the world's best breakdancing crews. The winning 2 on 2 B-Girls sponsored by Kotex We B*Girlz will compete against 16 other countries at the We B*Girlz finals held at Braun International Battle of the Year. The winning DJ will represent South Africa at the DMC World DJ Championships in London on 27th September 2012.
(( Over the past 12 years Heal the Hood Project through the African Hip Hop Indaba and its partners has sent over 100 youth to compete at Battle of the Year International and various other international exchanges ))
The African Hip Hop Indaba aims to encourage a sense of national pride among youth, in representing their country. It also promotes and exposes the talent of young South African artists. The Indaba showcases the work done by Heal the Hood Project and by youth in their communities, throughout the country. The event is seen as an opportunity to encourage interaction between communities throughout South Africa, and also to organize exchanges between SA and global youth.