• Armiel Chandler

Culture Spotlight Featuring Gaetano Massa


Born in Naples and graduated at DAMS (Disciplines of the Arts of Music and Performing Arts) of Bologna, he publishes his reports in national and international magazines such as "Il Sole 24 Ore" "Panorama" and Open Society Foundation. "The double-headed ball" is his first documentary. It is selected and mentioned in various festivals including "O'Curt" of the City of Naples.


In 2015 he won the "Rolando Fava" and "Musicultura" competition. His recent works represent the renational and regional (Campania)) Hip Hop scene through video clips, portraits, and reportages. For example with the publication of the book together with Pino Miraglia "Core and Lengua: rap in Campania and other stories". The photorepo “Hipo” was taken during hip hop laboratories in some migrants centers published for the Open Society Foundation.

Tell us about your experience at the Hip Hop Film Festival? I attended the hip hop film festival in 2019 with two video clips. The first shot in London and the second in the magnificent Sorrento peninsula (South Italy). I have sent a project for this edition too and we'll see how it goes


Why are stories from the culture important?

They are important because they allow to approach and sensitize many people often coming from different realities


What projects are you working on now?

During the COVID emergency and quarantine, I produced various photographic reports


Why do you think the Harlem film house and Hip Hop Film Festival is important?

They are important for hip hop culture on an international level. One day I hope to be able to attend the festival in person.


To learn more about Gaetano Massa check out his website

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