lunes, 12 de septiembre de 2011

University Lecture: Black Aesthetics and The Making of a Hip Hop Globe


I’m an African”: Black Aesthetics and The Making of a Hip Hop Globe

Sujatha Fernandes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

4:30 pm, Margaret Morrison 103

This talk explores whether the culture of hip hop can forge global alliances between Afro-descendant people. The American culture of hip hop was integrated into the arsenal, repertoire, and landscape of black youth across the globe. But through an exploration of hip hop in four cities, the talk reveals that the global hip hop ‘hood may be more a fantasy than a reality. Hip hop had galvanized the imagination of young people around the world, but it couldn’t erase the differences between them, or the difficulties of translating lives, cultures, and political visions.

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