THE PIECE OF ART
title : a tudás6alom (knowledge is power)| artist : kristóf hováth and the kids | date : 2014 | Place : hungary
Kristóf Horváth is a slammer and actor
In Hungary the Roma youngsters often leave the school before gaining qualification. Discrimination and negative stereotypes in the education system are strongly present, even after many years of different attempts of integration projects.
EXPLANATION OF THE PIECE
The original project consists on one hand of professional music videos presenting slam poetry or traditional folk songs where the text encourages Roma youngsters to learn, not to feel ashamed in school, because as the main message says: knowledge is power. The song calls to combat prejudices and discrimination, speaking to young people, and in the same time raising awareness among the majority of society as well on the inequalities.
Kristóf Horváth (Színész Bob) is a slammer, actor, working in various artistic-social projects.