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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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