Hip-Hop as History: The Diaspora Speaks
With Thomas DeFrantz
- Starts Jan 29Starts Jan 29
- 75 US dollars$75
A lecture that brings together aspects of Black aesthetics and the importance of understanding Hip Hop AS History. As we study in the Rennie Harris University, we seek to overstand how hip hop and street dance constitute our ways of understanding -at least - style, time, energy, and collective action. This session makes explicit connections between the industrial-prison complex, urban renewal, Black artistry, multiculturalism, and dance practices that have driven Hip Hop and Streetdance into global forms of highly-valued creative expression. Aesthetics, politics, and collective possibilities align in Hip Hop; this lecture encourages students to reflect critically on how our dancing matters to the worlds that were and the worlds we share.
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA