Hip-hop Event in Haute-Gaspésie — 3rd edition
A 3rd edition under the sign of youth
On December 16, 2023, the Maison de la culture de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts will host the 3rd edition of the hip-hop event produced by Mandoline Hybride. This year, as part of this dynamic event aimed at participants of all ages, our curator Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep has invited two rising figures in Quebec dance to move to the rhythms of DJ Nokturn: on the one hand, Walid ‘Waldo’ Hammani, a spirited dancer who has won every international award and is performing with panache on the popular TV show Révolution this fall; on the other, Gaëlle ’99’ Fabre, an exceptionally talented young dancer who never ceases to exceed expectations with every performance!
School workshops and filming
New this year, after a few days’ training at Salon58, the artists will be offering workshops at École Notre-Dame-des-Neiges in Marsoui, and École Gabriel-Le-Courtois in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts. On Friday, December 15, the artists will take part in the filming of Mandoline Hybride’s 3rd docu-performance at the Maison de la culture de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, which will be webcast in winter 2024.
- 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Hip-hop workshop with Gaëlle
- 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Popping workshop with Walid
- 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Artists’ performance & collective jam
- 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: DJ sets
Rates and access
To make the event accessible to as many people as possible, and in the spirit of democratizing hip-hop culture, the activities on December 16 are offered at affordable rates. All you have to do is book online. Activities are open to all age groups. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Full day: $25 + tx
Workshops only: $20 + tx
Performance & DJ sets: $15 + tx
On Saturday, December 16, thanks to Animation Jeunesse Haute-Gaspésie, organized transportation will take young people living between Madeleine and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts to the Maison de la culture, to encourage everyone to participate! For more information, contact AJHG at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walid ‘Waldo’ Hammani/Montreal
Walid Hammani, aka ‘Waldo’, has been involved in street dance since a very young age. Initially attracted to electro, he took part in the development of this dance in Canada and twice represented the country at the Vertifight international competition in France. He then branched out into different styles, winning numerous All Styles battles across Canada. Now dedicated to popping, Waldo is gaining international recognition and has been invited to several large-scale events in Europe, the United States and soon Asia. He represents Funky By Nature, an intergenerational collective of dancers very active in the Montreal community, characterized by a freestyle, groove-based approach rooted in tradition. (Photo credit: Lola Meunier)
Gaëlle ’99’ Fabre/ Montreal
Gaëlle Fabre aka ’99’ develops her dance with the Montreal-based group GEM.IN.I. A hip-hop dancer, she is very active on the battles circuit in Quebec. In particular, she won the Kairos battle, which earned her an invitation to the finals of the prestigious Battle Bad in Paris in 2022. In 2023, she was invited to the Battle Sama Street Vibe in Dakar. Gaëlle also performs on stage in Katya Montaignac’s Sacrer, presented at the Agora de la danse in Montreal. There, she presents a short solo choreographed as part of the 10Llux Festival’s Open Body event. (Photo credit: Seyna Rose)
DJ Nokturn / Val d’Espoir
Nokturn is a Val d’Espoir-based artist who has been active in the Quebec music scene for over 10 years as a performer and mediator. He is also Q-052’s main DJ, having taken part in the WAKE UP THE WORLD anti-colonial tour in 2019. While electronic diversity makes itself felt more and more each year on the nightlife scene, Nokturn prioritizes ancient art. Blending classical melodies and underground laments, the artist delivers performances that are both classic and spectacular. Dance, culture, commitment and anarchism are the main elements of his practice. To the sound of his music, the dancefloor becomes a unique social experience (Photo credit: Maxime Caron).
Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep / Montréal
Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, aka Promo, has been immersed in hip hop since childhood. He joined the group Sweet Technique, with whom he took part in numerous breaking competitions, perfecting his skills over the years. To date, he has racked up over thirty victories and is regularly invited to take part in competitions around the world, sometimes as a participant, sometimes as a judge. Passionate about mastering the body, he began training at the EDCM, graduating in 2015. Since graduating, he has worked with Animals Of Distinction, Wants & Needs, Castel_Blast, Groupe RUBBERBANDance, 14 lieux, Lilith & Cie and Susanna Hood. Keen to pursue his artistic research, Sovann refines his approach to dance through his own creations and the various workshops he teaches. Today, as a member of Lorganisme, he is developing a number of stage creation projects featuring artists from various artistic communities: “Un temps pour tout” (2019) and “Sam & Angèle” (2022). (Photo credit: Do Phan Hoi)