Raincity Rap 2013 was a great succcess! Thanks to all who attended. Watch this space for details of our next festival, coming in fall 2015.

Raincity Rap festival and conference features hip hop artists Maestro Fresh Wes, Kinnie Starr and Chin Injeti during two days of industry panels, in-depth interviews, exclusive celebrity jam sessions, specific all-ages and free performances, and a closing night urban music contest. Raincity Rap will provide opportunities to gain an appreciation of the art of hip hop and inside knowledge of the music industry.

Roundhouse Community Centre
All ages - Free Admission Events

October 4th, 2013

8 pm - Opening Night featuring Fire from MISCELLANEOUS Productions' hit hip hop musical Kutz & Dawgs

8:30pm - Maestro Fresh Wes interviewed by Elaine Carol

October 5th, 2013

1 PM - Clear Lines: Powerful, Fierce Women in Hip Hop - Panel
Moderated by Dr. Charity Marsh.
Featuring Kia Kadiri, Kim Sato, JB the First Lady, Andrea Warner and DJ She

2:30 PM - Gumption, Guts and Gigs - Music Industry Panel
Moderated by Elaine Carol.
Featuring Jonathan Simkin, Martha Rans, Ari Wise and Matthew Saffran, Adrian Lock and Sarah Webster

4:15 PM - Chin Injeti interviewed by Dr. Charity Marsh

5:15 PM - Kinnie Starr interviewed by Dr. Charity Marsh

WARNING: Strong language and sensitive subject matter

Live Performances

Ticketed Events - 19 years + older - must have valid photo ID

October 4th Calabash Bistro 

Calabrash

11 pm – Urban Music Jam Session

$5 - 15 sliding scale admission - no advance sales - tickets at door

Performances by Chin Injeti and Friends including Sophia Danai, Omar Khan and three of the BOOM BOOMS and featured artists Maestro Fresh Wes and Kinnie Star.

October 5th Fortune Sound Club

Fortune Sound Club Vancouver BC

8 pm- Urban Music Contest hosted by Chin Injeti with special guests

$5 - 15 sliding scale admission - no advance sales - tickets at door

Win 4 hours of studio time with Grammy award-winning producer Chin Injeti!

Judges: Chin Injeti, Elaine Carol and Dr. Charity Marsh

Apply to be a part of Raincity Rap's Urban Music Contest by emailing elaine@miscellaneousproductions.ca with the subject title "Contest." Please include one paragraph as to why you would like to be selected to compete, a photo of no more than 1 MB and a link to an online video, MP3 or Soundcloud of your musical work. We are prioritizing emerging artists age 19 to 25 years old who rap or sing soul and/or R&B. Please do not include MP3 or video attachments. If you do, you will be instantly disqualified.

FUNDERS and SPONSORS 

RAINCITY RAP sponsors 2013

Funded by: Province of British Columbia through BC Gaming and BC Creative Communities, City of Vancouver through the Office of Cultural Affairs, FACTOR & Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and SOCAN Foundation. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, and the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.

Sponsored by: Roundhouse Community & Arts Centre, Creekside Community Recreation Centre, Denman Island Chocolate, Whole Foods and Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society.Province of British Columbia through BC Gaming and BC Creative Communities, City of Vancouver through the Office of Cultural Affairs, FACTOR & Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and SOCAN Foundation. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, and the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.