Thursday, March 27, 2008

HIP-HOP AFRICA: Conference this Friday

MUSEUM FOR AFRICAN ART
2008 Spring University Lecture Series

TIME LINES - Hip Hop Africa: Global Currents, New Media

March 28, 2008
6PM - 8PM
19 University Place, Room 102.
New York University

K'naan, Somali-born MC

This Friday there will be a panel at NYU with the Museum for African Art on hip hop videos throughout Africa. They have flown in several interesting folks from different regions of the continent, and will be screening rare video material from the history of the hip hop movement in Africa. The panel looks at the history of cinema on the continent and how people tell stories with contemporary tools like high definition cameras and cell phones.

Conceptual artist, writer and musician Paul D. Miller/DJ Spooky That Subliminal KidJesse Shipley (Bard College) and Michael Ralph (New York University) join Shaheen AriefdienProphets of da City and filmaker Ben Herson to discuss the emergence and current state of hip hop in African nations. moderates an all-star panel discussion on African hip hop and music videos. Professors of the pioneering South African rap group Prophets of da City and filmaker Ben Herson to discuss the emergence and current state of hip hop in African nations.






TIME LINES: New Perspectives on Contemporary and Traditional African Art is co-sponsored by the Museum for African Art and Institute of African-American Affairs at New York University. TIME LINES is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Source: africanarts.org

Also check out this great resource on African hip-hop at the United Nations of Hip-Hop website.

1 comment:

Jelsen said...

woah. kid is fire.

thanks.