Arquitectura ContemporáneaC2C: hip-hop and monasteriesEl Croquis

C2C: hip-hop and monasteries

January 12, 2012


F•U•Y•A, a name that evokes distant valleys in Japan or white dragons, is the title of the song chosen by  C2C to launch their new EP. An album of golden hearts that will go on sale in a few weeks.

The stage for their presentation video, directed by one of the group’s members, 20syl, and Francis Cutter, is Fontevraud: the largest monastery in Europe, necropolis of kings and prison by order of Napoleon until 1963. A curious place to display their command of scratching (the band has won the DMC DJ’s World Championship four times) and combine it with drums, clapping, keyboards, vocal harmonies, timpani and cymbals. The four members of the group multiply themselves, they appear and disappear. The turntables become instruments. The percussion starts to play (or is it the drums that led the prisoners to the gallows?). The walls tremble.

Hip-hop has invaded the monastery. What will Eleanor of Aquitaine think?:

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