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MIPTV Picks 2012: Mongolian Bling

Here, viewers are introduced to Mongolia's burgeoning hip hop scene, from the young upstarts who are moving the country's music and politics forward, to traditional musicians who have incorporated elements of hip hop into their own efforts.
March 24, 2012

Hip hop in the Western world has, over the course of its history, evolved from its early status as the music and poetry of the street to its current position, nestled squarely within the mainstream. But in other global cultures, its marriage of rhythm and rhyme remains challenging to the status quo and still carries a whiff of revolution. Here, viewers are introduced to Mongolia’s burgeoning hip hop scene, from the young upstarts who are moving the country’s music and politics forward, to traditional musicians who have incorporated elements of hip hop into their own efforts.

Partners: Flying Fish Films for ABC 1, distributed by ABC Commercial (Sydney)

Airing: ABC 1, date TBD

Length: 1 x 56 minutes, 1 x 89 minutes

Rights available: Worldwide

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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