Elevated (Elevation) X Association Siapo 1-14 April 2016
In 2015, we were invited by New Caledonia art organisation Association Siapo to participate in their week-long artist residency. This involved performing at live venues as well as recording with local musicians and we shot two music videos. You can watch the first collaboration music video here.
From the 1st to the 14th of April 2016, we returned to New Caledonia to collaborate with Association Siapo to bring the first international Elevated partnership. Province Du Sud (and partners) run the '14 days of Hip Hop' festival which is a perfect time for us to be there. We met many people on our first visit and it was a joy to see our new family again and experience more of the culture, both Kanak and Pacifique.
NZ graff writer DLT joined us on this journey as well as local artists, Yekso (ATM Crew), Paula Bony-Goi, Jean-Philippe Tjibaou, Denise Tiavouane, Adilio Poacoudou, Loan Neti, Norbert Koindredi, Steeve Pwere and Micheline Neporon.
Our journey this time was to run workshops (screen-printing, deejaying, beat-making, scratching and music video-making demo), perform at various live venues and participate in the opening of the the community house in Paita with an Elevated (Elevation) X Association Siapo event.
Below are images that were captured over the two weeks we spent in New Caledonia. Big Alofas going out to our entire team. (Images: Allan Anshel)