POW! WOW! Rotterdam

POW! WOW! Rotterdam will return to the Afrikaanderwijk from 6 to 13 September 2020 to add colorful murals to its bare and boring grey walls. In these corona times you can still enjoy stunning art in the outdoor space.

MURALS & INTERVENTION ART

Sunday 6 to Sunday 13 September

The 2020 line-up consists only out of Dutch artists.

Murals: Zedz + Bijdevleet + Jan Is De Man + Ilse Weisfelt + Chas Loveletters! + Collin van der Sluijs + Naomi King + Thomas & Jurgen + Erico Smit + Nasbami + Joram Roukes + Does + Klaas Lageweg + Do It Yourself (Oxenmystic in collaboration with local community)

Intervention: Fake + Dazetwo

Wanna know what artist is working where? Download the POW! WOW! 2020 map.

20 VANS 30 CANS

Sunday 13 September

Painting vans and trucks is a unique part of POW! WOW! Rotterdam. During these live painting event on Sunday the 13th of September, vehicles will be transformed by artists into rolling works of art.

55×5 EXPO

Sunday 6 till Sunday 13 September

The concept is simple: 5 zones of vacant properties will be selected in the Afrikaanderwijk during POW! WOW! Rotterdam for a real pop-up exhibition. 5 selected artists are allowed 5 working days to turn each of the 55 Montana Cans into a unique street art experience.

SPOKEN WORD

The linguistic artists of Spraakuhloos will let the artists, who will be performing during POW! WOW! on the life-size murals, inspire them. All ten murals are accompanied by a custom-made spoken word piece, which will be incorporated in a video clip containing images of the street artist in question and the creation of his or her work of art. After the festival, Spraakuhloos will drop one of these videos weekly on social media, so you can reminisce about RSCW 2020 for a long time to come!

Breaking Rules – European Hiphop Conference

Rapper Akwasi, b-boy Redo and street footballer Rocky. These well-known Dutch stars will be attending Breaking Rules, a European hip-hop conference that will takes place for the first time in the Netherlands. In cooperation with LKCA, RSCW will introduce you online and live (only by invitation) to (inter)national hiphop researchers, inspiring speakers and artists. These two days will focus on inspiration, sharing knowledge and breaking down boundaries.

Artist talks

Also scheduled are the artist talks by bboy Redo, rapper Akwasi and street soccer player Rocky, focusing on the role of hip-hop in their lives and how they try to inspire young people. You will also be meeting 12 young Dutch researchers who have a strong relationship with the scene. You can take part in a ‘Somethin Out Of Nothin’ session or an ‘Analysis In The Moment’ of hip hop tracks. There’s also the opportunity to talk about feminism in hip hop or other topics like for instance (non)belonging. Featuring key lecturers like Dieuwertje Heuvelings, KMT, Gregor Bulc and Francio Guadeloupe, it’s something you don’t won’t want to miss out on!

The full program can be found here.

Make sure to sign up here for the livestream and/or the online sessions (in English). The link to participate will be sent in time for the event.

Dutch Championship BMX Freestyle 2020

Who is the best BMX Freestyler in the Netherlands? That will be determined RSCW 2020 during the Dutch Championship BMX Freestyle at the indoor skate park Skateland Rotterdam. There will be two different championships.

First official Dutch Championship BMX street

On Saturday, September 12th, battle will commence on the street course. For the first time in history a Dutch Championship BMX Freestyle Street event, recognized by the Royal Dutch Cycling Union (KNWU), will be held. Rotterdam and RSCW just scored a big first on this one, make sure not to miss out!

BMX Park Olympic Sport

On Sunday 13 September, the category BMX Freestyle Park will be ridden. The Dutch Championship BMX Park 2020 is on the calendar of the international cycling union UCI; Dutch athletes can earn points for the international World Ranking. The number of points in the World Ranking entitles athletes to participate in world cups, the European Championships and the World Cup. The Park category will for the first time also be part of the Tokyo Olympics 2021.

Last year the Dutch Championship Skateboarding Street took place at this venue during RSCW 2019. Skateland once again will be hosting an awesome event during RSCW 2020.

Due to the current corona measures, the event is only open to parents of underage riders, the press and a limited number of guests. Thanks to a live stream a wider ‘audience’ can now enjoy the rad tricks the BMX riders have on tap.

Beyond the Beat

BIRD, HipHopHuis & The Notorious IBE proudly present: 𝐁𝐞𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟏𝟏𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫. As the festival’s name suggests, Beyond the Beat’s core program and mission revolves around unveiling the hiphop culture in a wider context. Through a multi-disciplinary program – live performance, dance competitions, panels and film – we’re looking to provide context on the development of hip-hop’s music, culture and cross-overs over time.

This year’s overarching theme places focus on the rich music and dance culture of the African continent and its diaspora. The festival is divided in a double concert by Joya Mooi and a free outdoor program consisting female powerhouses Lynnee Denise, Nikki Tsappos, the dynamic South African documentary The African Cypher, “Stand For Something” All Styles & Afro Dance Battle, an exclusive panel discussion on the topic of inclusivity within the music industry and ending the festival with the videoclip afterparty ‘Golden Age of Hip Hop’. All that right here; in the vibrant city that’s called Rotterdam.

𝐃𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨:
https://bird-rotterdam.nl/en/event/beyondthebeat/

𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞:
Get your free ticket for the outdoor program here: bird.stager.nl/Beyondthebeat/tickets

The Jump Off

Same as last year’s RSCW, the HipHopHuis with The Jump Off will give a glimpse into what the Rotterdam hip-hop scene has to offer. Not on the basis of skills, but on the basis of the universal values that are upheld in the scene. Besides the traditional opening of the season, this year’s The Jump Off also coincides along the eighteenth anniversary of the HipHopHuis.

The programme is divided into two themes: knowledge transfer and celebration. This is because on the one hand the HipHopHuis stands for knowledge transfer within its own community and the journey to strengthen its position as a knowledge institute. In addition, the HipHopHuis stands for celebrating the community and highlighting established and emerging talents.

Check out The Jump Off program below.

Knowledge transfer
13:00 – 18:00
Location: Annabel

Knowledge is the new currency, 13:00 – 15:00

During a two hour panel discussion, guests Winne (Couture33), Lloyd Marengo (Lloyd’s Company), Tasha’s World (House Of Knowledge) explain how they, as brown and black entrepreneurs and activists, managed to make their organization successful. The emphasis here is mainly on the motives and pitfalls an entrepreneur might run into and sharing tips which might help out young and starting entrepreneurs. Knowledge is the new currency, by contributing the HipHopHuis lends a helping hand towards a stronger community making them more prepared for when they branch out into the wide world. Moderator of the panel is Shay Kreuger, best known for being a presenter at FunX.

Take A Seat, 16:00 – 18:00

The HipHopHouse’ in house talk show, Take A Seat offers a safe place to talk, discuss and learn about various topics. In this edition, key figures from the Dutch LGBTQI+ community are welcomed as guests.

Workshops
15:00 – 17:00
Location: HipHopHouse

Every year new teachers and/or lessons are introduced to the students of the HipHopHuis. These workshops are test cases; a shortened version of a regular lesson to promote the upcoming year. These ‘tastes of things to come’ will take up no more than 30 minutes and will offer room to 10 students max. Please note that the corona measures will be taken into account.

Art
15:00 – 21:00
HipHopHuis

During The Jump Off the American artist Kahlil Joseph will exhibit his video installation BLKNWS at HipHopHuis. The installation criticizes both the content of the news and the way news is communicated. The videos display images about Afro-American culture that alternate with images from news readers and are continuously updated in real time.

On September 11 and 12 the installation can be viewed at HipHopHuis.


Celebration
18:00 – 0:00
Biergarten

You only turn 18 once and so the HipHopHuis invites you to a low key block party with DJ’s Franky Sticks, Darryl Antunez & Blaize. Unfortunately no feet on the dance floor, but a special menu deal for €9,50 instead of €12,50 with burgers incl. free french fries! The capacity is limited, so register quickly. First come = first serve!

World of Street Football

Football is life, panna is art. During RSCW 2020 street footballers will take over the Rosestraat in Rotterdam-Zuid. The best panna players in the world will come to the port city and you, the visitor, can also show off your skills. Check the programme below for World of Street Football.

Saturday 12 September 15:00-20:00

Open NK Panna Knock Out

During the open Dutch Championship Panna Knock Out you get a chance to test your skills in the panna cage. The rounds last three minute and your ultimate goal is to panna your opponent, which automatically means a KNOCK-OUT. There are two age categories (up to 13 years old and 14+) during Open Dutch Championship Panna Knock Out. The winner of the oldest category will advance to the World Finals on Sunday.

Street Power Football GAME ON area

At the Street Power Football GAME ON area you can test this latest street football video game on the Playstation. Challenge your mates and play in the game with your favourite street soccer players! And beware: the street soccer players from the game can also be found at the event.

Sunday 13 September 12:00-20:00

Panna Knock Out World Finals

During the Panna Knock Out World Finals, the world’s top 16 panna players will compete against each other in Rotterdam. Bringing their awesome skills they will try to drive each other crazy in the cage. The goal is to play the ball through the legs of the opponent. Full on spectacle guaranteed!

Freestyle Knock Out Championships

Freestyle football is the art of performing tricks with the ball. During the Knock Out Championships two freestylers compete against each other in three rounds , a jury will pass a verdict after each round. Win the first two rounds? That’s a KO for the opponent!

Street Power Football GAME ON area

At the Street Power Football GAME ON area you can test this latest street football video game on the Playstation. Challenge your mates and play in the game with your favourite street soccer players! And beware: the street soccer players from the game can also be found at the event.

Dutch Championship SpeedStyle Freerunning

The bolder the better. A full on spectacle is guaranteed during the NK SpeedStyle Freerunning, which just like last year is part of RSCW. The best Dutch freerunners will show their skills in a two part event: Speed and Style. The event will take place at Freestyle School Rotterdam located in Delfshaven.

During the Speed-competition it is important that the participants complete the specially designed course as fast as possible. The time is captured to a thousandth of a second. At the Style section the participants can show their best and most advanced tricks on the uniquely designed course. A specially composed jury, consisting of professional athletes, will hand out the points.

Anyone can apply for the qualifying rounds of the NK SpeedStyle Freerunning. Participants have to choose between either the Speed or the Style event. Both the Speed and the Style games will start with a qualification round, after which the best eight will go on to the quarter-finals, followed by the semi-finals and off course the finals.

Want to participate? Sign up at www.freestyleschool.nl.

Would you like to support and cheer on the athletes? Please note that because of the corona measures only up to 150 spectators are allowed to visit the event.

In the run-up to and during the event, make sure to check out the following channels:

010Moves

Is your age between 8 and 17 years old and would you like to get acquainted with the most lit street sports? Then make sure to head on over to the Hillekopplein location on Sunday 13 September!

All afternoon you will be able to try different street sports. For example, you can show off your BMX, skate and step skills or you find out if 3×3 basketball, street football (Panna KO) or freerunning is more your thing.

010Moves is organized by Sportbedrijf Rotterdam, in collaboration with Skateland, Dr. Wooow and House of Urban Arts.

Move Around Sound

Move Around Sound will once again take to the streets during RSCW 2020 with their Bike Tribe Sound System. All they need is a bike, a small sound system and some lit tunes.

On Saturday 12 September you will find Move Around Sound at various locations in South, including World of Street Football. On Sunday September 13th they bring the visitors of POW! WOW! in an even better vibe!

Spraakuhloos

Spoken word meets street art during RSCW 2020. The linguistic artists of Spraakuhloos will let the artists, who will be performing during POW! WOW! on the life-size murals, inspire them. All ten murals are accompanied by a custom-made spoken word piece, which will be incorporated in a video clip containing images of the street artist in question and the creation of his or her work of art. After the festival, Spraakuhloos will drop one of these videos weekly on social media, so you can reminisce about RSCW 2020 for a long time to come!