Coinciding with the School Day of Nonviolence and Peace (DENIP), observed today, 30 January, ICIP has announced the winners of the First Hip Hop for Peace Contest. This contest is aimed at young people and students of Catalonia, between 12 and 25 years of age, with the aim of promoting a culture of peace.
The video “STOP WARS,” created by a group of students aged between 15 and 18 from Lauro High School in Les Franqueses del Vallès, won the award in Category 1, for secondary school, vocational school and high school students of Catalonia. The video is a denunciation of inaction in the face of injustice, and a call for action.
The video “NO LA MALTRATES” (DON’T ABUSE HER), by a group of young people between the ages of 19 and 23 associated with the Fedelatina organization, won the award in Category 2, for socio-educational, cultural, youth and civic centers and institutions. In this case, the video denounces gender violence and calls for the empowerment of women.
In addition, the jury awarded a special mention to “TODOS SOMOS IGUALES” (WE ARE ALL EQUAL), by students from the Manyanet School in Molins de Rei, and “LLUITA CONTÍNUA” (CONTINUOUS STRUGGLE), by Lluís de Peguera High School in Manresa (Category 1); and “RAP CONTRA LA DISCRIMINACIÓ” (RAP AGAINST DISCRIMINATION), by the Martí Codolar Youth Center in Barcelona, and “SALT ÉS MY CITY” (SALT IS MY CITY), by Fàbrica Jove in Salt (Category 2).
A total of 24 videos, corresponding to 11 organizations and/or schools in Catalonia, were submitted to the competition, which is supported by the Department of Education and the Directorate-General for Youth of the Generalitat of Catalonia. The jury was made up of Cécile Barbeito, a member of the ICIP Governing Board; music critic Sandra Tello; Antoni López, representing the Department of Education; Thais Nieto, representing the Directorate-General for Youth; Isabel Ribera, an expert in the field of education; and Miquel Casas, an ICIP specialist.
Awards ceremony
The awards ceremony for the First ICIP Hip Hop for Peace Contest will take place on Monday, 13 February, at 11:30 am, at the ICIP Library (Tapineria, 10, 1st floor, Barcelona).
The awards consist of a masterclass given by workshop conductor and activist Pau Llonch (for the winners in Category 1) and a recording at “La Conga Music” professional recording studio in Sabadell (for the winners in Category 2).