Cultural Programme

The conference programme includes a series of singing and dancing performances led by the social project of Hamburg’s Hip Hop Academy and the University of Music and Theatre. The HipHop Academy Hamburg is a unique non-profit project in Germany for young people between the ages of 13 and 25. Since 2007, the Academy has been providing a free training programme in the most important disciplines of hip hop culture. The ESSC invites you to explore a piece of the Hamburg cultural scene.


‘Nobody is dancing’ conveys a message about the importance of cultural opportunities for children and young people in times of the pandemic. The show was directed by the star choreographer Andy Calypso.


The solo performance ‘Hip Hop Meets Classic’ of Franklyn “Slunch” Kakyire breaks the apparent boundaries of classical music and hip hop dancing.

‘Jazz Track’ Jazz Quintet performs during the Senate Reception at the Town Hall

Lenny Joel is one of the youngest up-and-coming talents of the Hip Hop Academy Hamburg. He performs a piece of the socially critical and local musical “Planet Billstedt” – a solo full of energy and hip hop moves.


The renowned beatboxer “MAZN” creates the sound of music and the European anthem without any instruments.

The body art of popping and breaking is presented by Pascal Kozuch and Dimitri Hassert. Different forms of street style dancing will bring the Museum of History to life during the Gala Dinner.

The singer Grace Owusu enchanted us with her soulful voice and presented a song from her debut EP Red flag & Cycles, accompanied by the dancer Sha-Mo ‘Mosha’ Darouiche.