Hip Hop and Science combine with explosive results!
SAMA award winning rap artist, iFani, jetted into Durban yesterday for a music event with a difference – the Hip Hop Science Spaza!
Grade 10 – 12 learners from Chesterville and Umlazi engaged in practical science activities and then turned new knowledge into rap songs. The event culminated in a hip hop BATTLE for the best science rap. The surprise ingredient was iFani, the hottest name in SA Rap who this year won a SAMA for best rap album and who is incidentally also a computer scientist.
Being the International Year of Crystallography, the workshop started with a lesson delivered by Dr Sphamandla Sithebe, an organic chemistry researcher and lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Learners then developed rhyming lines and raps working with Jive Media Africa's creative director Hilary Kromberg and KZN based musicians Rooted Souls.
The two day workshop was filmed for Hectic Nine - 9 the popular youth show on SABC 2, featured during National Science Week from the 2nd to the 9th August 2014.