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Sidewalk Hustle

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A Creative Pop-up by Orisun Studio Prinsegracht 8, 2512 GA, Den Haag

Sidewalk Hustle is a three day event in The Hague that serves as a warm homecoming for creatives in Hiphop, R&B, Jazz & Soul. Join us in celebration of art, music and a close-knit, supportive community.

May 02: Let’s celebrate The Hague

We invite everyone to enjoy the opening of the three-day exhibition Sidewalk Portraits. In showcasing Bart Sturings’ 8 projections, Hit & Run Vintage Store‘s designer items and Nas Hosen‘s photography series we honour the beauty of everyday life within migrant communities. Furthermore, we’ve put together a special line-up consisting of fresh musical talent and DJ’s from across the scene.

May 03: Let’s love music

This is our call to musicians and music lovers to join a jam session, hosted by House of Knowledge and led by Bnnyhunna. Play along or listen in and observe the spontaneous magic that arises when a diverse array of talent gets together in a free spirited, welcoming setting.

May 04: Let’s level up

Up your business skills and hone your craft with workshops by ‘Wat is die Mo?’. Within this workshop-series musical artists are presented with the valuable opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the professional music scene together with some of the best experts active in the contemporary music industry.

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02, 03 & 04 May A headshot of Sidewalk Portraits
Sidewalk Portraits Expo
02 May A headshot of Yaell Campbell
Yaell Campbell Artist
02 May A headshot of SIEM
02 May A headshot of Hatoon
Hatoon Artist
02 May A headshot of Illnoledge
Illnoledge Band
02 May A headshot of Eben Badu
Eben Badu DJ
03 May A headshot of Bnnyhunna
Bnnyhunna Jam Session
03 May A headshot of Marieke Mckenna
Marieke Mckenna DJ
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04 May A headshot of

Workshops hosted by 'Wat is die MO?'

'Wat is die MO?' are meet-ups for young creatives that want to make music or work in the music scene. In this programme you'll get access to the most important updates in the game. From the newest releases of your favorite artists till interviews with the dopest producers. We also schedule sessions where you can share your tracks, meet-ups that allow for conversations with Industry Guests of dope workshops where you can upgrade your beats.

04 May A headshot of Camila Alvarez
Camila Alvarez Brand Manager Hiphop at Warner Music Benelux

How to brand yourself

In this masterclass Camila Alvarez shares her knowledge on how you can develop your brand as an artist. How do you position yourself? How do you market to your audience? And what is your unique selling point as an artist? It might be tempting to do it all on your own but there are some serious benefits that come with working with a brand expert. Camila will not only tell you what a brand manager at a label does but also how you can find one to boost your career. During her 5 years as Brand Manager Hiphop at Warner Music Benelux she worked with local and international artists including Cho, Dopebwoy, Burna Boy and Jack Harlow to create creative campaigns and streaming- and PR strategies.

04 May A headshot of Rafaël Maijnard
Rafaël Maijnard Composer, Producer & Songwriter

Songwriting from a composing perspective

Many artists want to work with a producer or composer and contribute their own lyrics and compositions. Unfortunately, it’s unclear to many artists how to work with someone else to create a song. Do you enter a collaboration without any ideas, or do you make sure that you have a crystal clear idea of what the final product should look like? In this interactive songwriting masterclass, you learn how to write a song from a composing perspective. Your instructor, Rafaël Maijnard, has collaborated with artists in the Dutch R&B/HipHop/Pop scene like Ronnie Flex, Yade Lauren, Kevin, Katnuf, Maan, Jonna Fraser. Through improvisation, he’ll teach you everything you need to know.

04 May A headshot of Rakesh Kanhai
Rakesh Kanhai Talent Developer & Creative Director

Creating from flow

As an artist you’ll have to pave your own path if you want to hone your craft. Flow plays a big part in creativity, deepening the creative process, discovering your creative identity and even the successes of your favorite artists. Note that creative blocks are also part of your journey. Understanding what types of creative blocks can occur and learning techniques to break through stagnation in the creative process can help with overcoming them. Talent Developer and Creative Director Rakesh Kanhai works on live shows with artists including The Opposites, Boef, Naaz, Mula B, Jay-Way. In this workshop he’ll teach you the importance of routine and discipline to get the creative results you’re looking for.

04 May A headshot of Conchitta Bottse
Conchitta Bottse Booking agent at Spraakuhloos Agency & Program Manager at ADE Beats

How to get booked

Conchitta Bottse is an urban arts blackbelt. She has been involved in The Notorious IBE since 2010, an executive producer and program manager of ADE Beats since 2014 and recently started working as a booking agent for spoken word artists in Rotterdam at Spraakuhloos Agency. In this workshop she’ll uncover all you need to know on how to get booked as an artist.

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  • Expo

  • 19:00 - 00:30

    Sidewalk Portraits

  • 19:45 - 20:30


  • 21:00 - 21:30


  • 22:00 - 22:30


  • 23:00 - 00:30

    TNO Soundsystem

    (DJ Eben Badu)

  • Concerts

  • 20:30 - 21:00

    Yaell Campbell

  • 21:30 - 22:00


  • 22:30 - 23:00


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  • Expo

  • 13:00 - 16:00

    Sidewalk Portraits

  • 21:00 - 02:00

    Sidewalk Portraits

  • 21.10 - 21.30


  • 00:00 - 02:00

    Orisun soundsystem

  • Dinner

    (invite only)
  • 18:30 - 21:00

    Unity Dinner

  • Jamsession

  • 21:30 - 00:00

    Hosted by House of Knowledge

    with Bnnyhunna and friends

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  • Expo

  • 11:00 - 20:00

    Sidewalk Portraits

  • Workshops

  • 11:00 - 12:00

    Songwriting from a composing

    perspective by Rafaël Maijnard

  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Creating from flow

    by Rakesh Kanhai

  • 14:15 - 15:15

    How to brand yourself

    by Camila Alvarez

  • 15:30 - 16:30

    How to get booked

    by Conchitta Bottse

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