Expand your knowledge and learn about Hip Hop’s rich history and global cultural currency with these informal talks with food and friends.


Welcome to  the Hart House Hip Hop 101 Café.  Whether you’re a sneakerhead or a novice, an emerging fan or an old school expert, we’ve got a  Hip Hop  conversation for you!

Hip Hop 101 Café is a space created for students to come together  and explore  how  Hip Hop infuses  all parts of our  everyday culture. Peer-and community-led conversations in this space will leave you with a deeper appreciation of  a shared community and  a greater understanding  of how  Hip Hop  culture continues to influence our world.

Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend and drop-by.  Refreshments will be served.

Socialize, get down, and let your soul lead the way.

Afrika Bambaataa

For this session

This Hip Hop Café is presented to you by Hart House, International Education Centre, and Student Housing & Residence Life

No matter what country, community or background you come from, there have been, and will continue to be, two hip hop constants ubiquitous in the culture: speaking one's truth and keeping it real. 

And that's exactly what countless international rappers, producers, visual artists, dancers, entrepreneurs and knowledge-keepers are doing. Even though hip hop culture was a uniquely American creation, its foundations were truly intended to have a universal appeal. Speaking truth to power, expressing oneself, and lifting one's community know no borders.

In the wake of hip hop's worldwide success, we're looking at hip hop through an international lens, investigating how beats, rhymes, art and action are manifest in cities and communities many, many kilometers from its birth in NYC.  It's an intercontinental, intersectional Hip Hop 101 Café.

Guest Facilitator

Hip Hop Education Program at Hart House

Hip Hop Education at Hart House will support our values of representation, collaboration and social justice to explore and provide platforms for key principles of hip hop and its importance in our everyday culture on all three campuses. Recognizing hip hop as a powerful global influencer, Hart House seeks to create unique opportunities for students and community to engage hip hop education and artistic expression.


University of Toronto Mississauga
International Education Centre
Student Housing & Residence Life at UTM

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Event Ended

  • Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2019
  • Time & Duration: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
    • General Admission


  • Venue:
    University of Toronto Mississauga
    3359 Mississauga Rd,
    Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
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  • Room: Residence, Oscar Peterson Hall, 6th Floor Common Room
  • Note: Topics and guests are subject to change.