Art does not need a visa. That message is the starting point for the project “Hip-Hop Sin Visa”, an artistic residence for artists from different cultures and who don’t speak the same language to meet each other. Last winter, politically engaged Franco-Congolais rapper Youssoupha – one of the most influential MCs on the French rap scene – joined up with Columbian collective Crew Peligrosos. The artists shut themselves away in a studio in Medellin for 12 days to share, compose, and record a disk together. This creative process is an example for young people the world over of how dialogue can work. After two concerts in Columbia, Youssoupha & Crew Peligrosos will be putting on their one-of-a-kind show in Montreux.