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SXSW 2013 Guide to Global Hip Hop

Published On March 12, 2013 | By Greg | Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Events, Greece, Israel, Japan, Jewish Hip Hop, Mexico, News, Norway, Panama, Singapore, Spain

emicidaIf you are at SXSW this year, you have a chance to check out some amazing international hip hop groups.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Catch on of my favorite Candian MCs, Wordburgler, tonight at Flamingo Cantina (8:40PM – 9:10PM) followed by Toronto’s More or Les at 9:15.

At Midnight, be sure to hop over to the Whisky Room to see  Brazil’s finest MC Emicida.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Our homies Sweatshop Union (Canada) kick off a big week in Austin at the Oy Vey SXSW Party at Spiderhouse Cafe (5:30PM).

This year’s big show is Wednesday at Meduse Lounge, kicking off with our big homie Kevin Lester (Singapore) (7:30PM – 8:00PM). Don’t miss him! He has a dope new album coming out. He’s followed by a DOPE lineup:

7:30PM Kevin Lester (Singapore)
8:10PM Stereo Mike (Greece)
8:50PM Milkman (Mexico)
9:30PM SHI 360 (Israel)
10:15PM SAZ (Israel)
11:10PM Emicida (Brazil)
12:10AM Crew Peligrosos (Columbia)
1:00AM 360 (Australia)

Townhouse is also hosting a nice set on Wednesday including Muneshine (Canada) (10:20PM-10:40PM), Truth Universal (Trinidad/USA) (10:45PM -11:05PM), Promise (Canada) (12:00AM -12:25AM) and Buck65 (Canada) (1:20AM – 2:00AM).

Also Ain’t No Love (Canada) at Swan Dive (10:00PM -10:40PM) and  Hector Guerra (Spain) at Flamingo Cantina (12:00AM -12:40AM).


Thursday, March 14, 2013

On the International Day Stage, you have a chance to see Emicida (3:00PM-3:40PM) and SHI 360 (5:00PM-5:40PM) again.

Kevin Lester will be at Hangar Lounge (7:30PM – 8:00PM).

360 (Australia) is at The Jr (9:15PM – 9:45PM).

Sweatshop Union will play at So Gnar Shredded Beats Showcase at Wahoos (10:00PM)

Nova Rockafeller (Canada) will perform at The Jr (10:00PM -10:20PM).

Los Rakas (Panama) is at Speakeasy Kabaret (12:15AM -12:45AM).

Tokyo’s phenomenal DJ Kentaro plays at Elysium (1:30AM – 1:50AM).

Friday, March 15, 2013

DAY PARTY! Spend the afternoon with our friend Sol Collective presents: “Listen Global , Act Local” at Diverse Arts (1106 E. 11th Street) starting at 12:00PM. Featuring A Tribe Called Red (Canada), Los Rakas (Panama), Mandeep Sethi (India), Sonora, World Hood, Zuzuka Poderosa, Las Cafeteras  and DJ Chorizo Funk.

Milkman is playing at Flamingo Cantina (8:00PM – 8:40PM).

BADBADNOTGOOD (Canada) is playing at 512 Rooftop (1:00AM – 1:50AM).


Saturday, March 15, 2013

Sweatshop Union (Canada) play at the “Winnie Cooper & Beatroute showcase” at Townhouse (8:00PM – 8:45PM) followed by A Tribe Called Red (Canada) (10:00PM-10:45PM).

Sweatshop Union will also play that night at “Pawn King 3 Showcase” at Metropolis (10:30PM) and “Kamikaze Airline Records showcase” (12AM) (Def3, Pigeon Hole & Sweatshop sets)

Australia’s Seth Sentry plays at Maggie Mae’s Rooftop (12:00AM -12:40AM) followed by 360 at 1:oo AM.

Koriass (Canada) will play Avenue on Congress Rooftop (12:40AM-1:20AM) followed by one of Norway’s most popular hip hop crews, Karpe Diem (1:30AM – 2:00AM).