What happens when a global pandemic throws your plans overboard? For the past 11 years, young artists from both sides of the Atlantic have been meeting in NYC and Berlin. Not wanting to sit this year out and driven by an enormous desire to further their transatlantic exchange, they decide to take it virtual: CyberCypher NYC/Berlin is born. In hip hop and rap culture, cypher stands for an informal gathering of artists (musicians, beatboxers and dancers) for the purpose of improvising together. And now, these young artists from Brooklyn and Kreuzberg, the Bronx and Neukölln are inviting you to follow them as they get to know each other virtually, create lyrics, make songs and shoot videos. Follow their challenges with new mediums, ask questions and see human relationships blossom accross cultural boundaries, despite all difficulties.

The CyberCypher NYC/Berlin

By Olad Aden 2020

The #CyberCypher NYC/Berlin is a project between young artists in NYC and Berlin funded by the Paritätischer Wohlsfahrtsverband and the Goethe Instiut NYC, a project by Gangway e.V. (Berlin) and The Hip Hop Reeducation Project (Brooklyn)...tracks are being written and recorded in both cities, choreographies are being put together, videos will soon be shot, results will be presented online later this winter...

The #CyberCypher NYC/Berlin ist ein vom Paritätischen Wohlsfahrtsverband und dem Goethe Instiut NYC gefördertes Projekt zwischen jungen Künstlern in NYC und Berlin, ein Projekt von Gangway e.V. (Berlin) und The Hip Hop Reeducation Project (Brooklyn)...in beiden Städten werden Tracks geschrieben und aufgenommen, Choreographien geplant, bald werden Videos gedreht, die Ergebnisse werden später diesen Winter online präsentiert...