The 11th Fla.vor Fest, Unite 2011, is about to start in Tampa, Florida, USA. They will be streaming the event from the 6th to 9th of October. You can watch the concerts around the world on the link below.
Artists performing: Tedashii, Braille, Macho, Dwayne Tryumf, PRo, Flame, Thi'sl, Propaganda, JR, Theory Hazit, Pettidee, Rhema Soul, Jahaziel, Benjah, Jai, Timothy Brindle, Brinson ... and more!
Speakers include: Christopher Martin, Ps. Fred Lynch (PID/Preachas), Ps. Tommy Kyllonen (Urban D), Flame, Tim Trudeau (sirRocDomz) ...
Aussies can get excited about our own Christian Hip Hop summit, Uprock, this November! Two Fla.vor Fest performers/speakers will be coming to Sydney; Braille and Tommy Kyllonen (Urban D). Plus there'll be workshops in all elements, bible studies, and concerts.
Fla.vor Fest Promo Video
More about Fla.vor Fest (from their website)
The first Fla.vor Fest was launched in November of 2000. It's mission statement is "To train, network and resource emerging leaders to impact hip-hop culture for Christ." The conference targets pastors, youth pastors, church planters, youth and church leaders, and artists. Fla.vor Fest has become one of the largest, well known events in the Christian Hip-Hop Community. Over 10,000 people have been a part of the event over the years.
Several TV stations, newspapers, websites and magazines have done exclusive reports about the Fest. The INSP (Inspiration) Network sent their Steelroots crew to capture live footage for their TV Shows. Jaq Thomas, who does marketing for Steelroots, was quoted by The Tampa Tribune saying, "Tommy is a true pioneer in every sense of the word. He has set a standard, pushed it out there, and now the world is paying attention. Last year the show's producers spent $35,000 to film Fla.vor Fest. We're willing to spend that kind of money because it is an awesome conference. A lot of people are being changed by this ministry."
Fla.vor fest organisers continue to hear incredible reports from ministries who have attended the conference and implemented things they've learned at the Fest. The diversity of these places ranges from New York City to Kentucky to Indian Reservations to overseas. "It's been exciting to watch the movement grow as several churches around the country have now been planted with a similar focus as Crossover." Each year the conference has grown in numbers, organization, sponsorship, and solid training.
Fla.vor Fest 11 is their 11th annual conference. The Fest is so much more than just another conference or a passing trend. At it you continually dissect the scriptures and the culture as we continue to be students of both. Each year the ministry and leadership team at Crossover is growing and learning and this is the same with the outside leaders we invite to share the teaching platform. Every year it seems that God shows up in an even bigger way!