Picture this – a group of former street children in Rwanda want to learn hip-hop dance, so London B Boy Pervez heads out to this tiny central African country to teach them how to break!
Les Enfants de Dieu aims to transform the lives of Rwandan street children by giving them a place to live, an education and hope. There are currently 130 boys aged from six to 20 years at the centre and they are passionate about hip hop. In 2011, London-based Catalyst Rwanda took Pervez from Live 2 Break Crew to work with these remarkable children and young men.
The evening features a screening of Yes, Man!, an inspiring film by Bret Syfert about the project, and a conversation with the centre’s visionary leader Rafiki Callixte, some of the boys, and the team behind the project. The film will be shown alongside a conversation with Rafiki Callixte and former Rwandan street boys Willy Mutabazi aged 18 and Didier Harerimana aged 11.
Afterwards there is a celebration of hip-hop and the possibilities it creates with music by DJ Biznizz (Tha En4cers) in The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Catalyst Rwanda at the Purcell Room