THE ROOTS OF HIP-HOP IN QUEBEC: THE VIDEO GAME
From the end of September to December 2021
Call for ideas, jury, selection of the winning concept and acceleration workshop with the creative team to arrive with a concept ready for the development phase.
November 1 – Deadline for applications
November 8 – Pre-selection of the 4 finalist projects
November 16 – Pitch to the jury
November 18 – Selection of the final project
November 19 to December 17 – Acceleration of the project with the creation team
From March to October 2022
Technology choices, editorial choices, UX and UI explorations, content creation and prototype development.
From November 2022 to January 2024
Production until delivery of the final project.
Proposals must be submitted by November 1, 2021, at noon (Montreal time)
About the project
Parties, DJs, MCs, urban dances, rap battles, radio and television shows: Montreal has been vibrating to the rhythm of hip-hop for over forty years. But how did this movement really begin in Quebec? Do we know its true roots?
Since 2012, Félix B. Desfossés has been investigating the history of Hip Hop in Quebec (Les racines du hip-hop au Québec : carnet de recherche – Tome 1, Éditions du Quartz, 2020), with the support of mythical figures from the local Hip Hop community and the awareness that a huge and vibrant Afrodescendant community had been obscured from the story he was told about Quebec music. This narrative has contributed to the enlightenment of Hip Hop in mass culture.
The NFB, Major Productions, creative director Félix B. Desfossés and ethics advisor Antoine-Samuel Mauffette Alavo hope that the stories of those who are an integral part of Hip Hop culture will become part of Quebec’s musical history.