We are thrilled to announce a vibrant programme celebrating Irish hip hop and R&B talent!

Placing Irish hip hop and R&B on the international stage, Playback x Dublin International Film Festival : Irish Hip Hop & R&B is a dynamic programme of some of the best contemporary hip hop music videos in Ireland today, curated by producer Michael Donnelly V and musician Erica Cody. 

Premiering at Dublin International Film Festival on March 7th, Playback will travel to festivals and arts centres across the US and the world including London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Moscow, Mumbai and Ottawa, with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Playback presents 12 music videos alongside specially-recorded interviews with the featured film directors and music artists. This project showcases the vibrant, energetic creativity of the talents involved and gives them a platform to discuss their process, style and collaborations. 

Featuring standout artists Mango X Mathman, Denise Chaila, For Those I Love, Biig Piig, Kojaque, James Vincent McMorrow, Tolü Makay, Loah & Bantum, Gemma Dunleavy, Jafaris, God Knows and Rejjie Snow, Snoh Aalegra & Cam O’Bi, the programme showcases how they worked with the directors to bring the vision of their songs to life.