Urban culture show on Channel 4

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This August, Channel 4 celebrates the contemporary urban arts scene with Street Summer, shining a light on street dance, urban sport, rap/spoken word, hip hop and street art.

Street Summer will see the television premiere of Banksy’s film Exit Through The Gift Shop, as well as Graffiti Wars, which lifts the lid on the artistic beef between graff writers and street artists.

Next, Concrete Circus brings together the hottest names in urban sports with viral filmmakers to capture snapshots of the scene. Krump, hip hop, b-boy and parkour collide on the streets of London in One Man Walking, encouraging you to see the city with new eyes.

Idris Elba fronts How Hip Hop Changed The World, counting down the defining moments in street music and culture from the last 35 years with archive material, seminal tracks and insight from an all-star cast that includes Snoop Dog and Tinchy Stryder.

In Life Of Ryhme, acclaimed MC Akala explores the lyrical art of rap, and the generation who choose to express themselves through poetry, ryhme and meter.

T4, More4, Film4 and 4Music are all plugged in to the season with their own Street Summer line-ups.