Being thousands of miles away from the birthplace of hip hop, the urban scene in Tunis is quite small. But the North African city has seen growth in recent years, with rappers rising to fame and an increasing number of cultural events celebrating MCs, DJs, and graffiti artists across the country.
Of all the events that have taken place, the ‘Tunis Block Party’ has been the most successful – with previous editions highlighting local talent. This time around, organizers chose to go a different route by bringing one of hip-hop’s greatest living icons to the country.
Yasiin Bey, also known as Mos Def, is set to come to Tunisia—for the first time—for the third edition of Block Party. Aside from his highly-anticipated performance, the concert will include live sets by Tunisian rappers Vipa, Massi, Tiga, and Paza, as well as DJ sets by DJ Youstaaz, Gamra, Baba Ben and SupaFlava.
Tunis Block Party, May 10th – Carpe Diem, Gammarth