Graz Rewind: last note…the (fake) Peruvian Flute Bands

I’m just saying, some of my new friends in Graz told me that a lot of the bands passing themselves as authentic Peruvian flute bands were, um, bogus. Fake or real, I find them crazy annoying! Anyway, this flute band reminded me of South Park. It’s true, they are everywhere! This… “Peruvian” Flute Band in Graz, Austria from Raquel Cepeda …

It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye to Graz!

I caught up with Timo Sadovnik and Dorian Pearce, co-founders of the Four Elements hip-hop convention in Graz. These guys did a lot with nothing. We’re really glad we came and discoursed with folks about everything from hip-hop being used as a tool for social change to the burgeoning Austrian hip-hop scene. We’re off to Vienna to guest on a …

Lost in Translation, Politricks, Parties & Dominican Prostitutes in Graz

The “Yes, We Can! People of Color’s Struggles Against Racism, Discrimination and Oppression in the United States, Europe and Austria” panel at the Landesmuseum Joanneum was, like many panels, draining and too long. The topic of race and discrimination is so broad that it leaves the discussion wide open for people to go off on tangents, which is exactly what …

Flying Steps @ Postagarage in Graz

The German B-Boy crew Flying Steps represented at the Postagarage in Graz. This guy takes the headspin to another level. It’s just crazy how hip-hop is being taken to another level around the world and how the elements are all represented. At this show, the Rapper Ty from London, DJ Kid Koala from Canada, my new favorite female raptress Fiva …

Fantastic Voyage (NOT): Austrian Airlines

There are always adventures to be had when flying. First, the good news: Austrian Airlines has the best food I’ve ever tasted on a plane in my life. The shrimp on creamy cucumber salad was tasty (and i hate cucumbers!); the grilled chicken breast was moist and had a pleasantly light aftertaste, as did the celery puree and ratatouille. Mmmmmm, …