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Recording a Revolution: Hip Hop in Africa conference

Event Type: Cultural (Art/Music/Poetry)
Age Group(s): Adult (19 and up), Teen (12-18)
Date: 2/23/2013
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 4:30 PM
Description:
 Recording a Revolution is an event which brings together artists, scholars, and documentarians to discuss hip hop, the visual arts, and activism in Africa. Two new documentaries will be presented along with a panel including the films’ directors, featured artists, and scholars. The aim of this event is to educate a general audience about African hip hop and activism, and also to critically examine the modes of representation used by artists and scholars when trying to open up a public dialogue about social and political concerns of Africa.

The documentaries are Ni Wakata (It's Time) and Recording a Revolution. The panel includes: M1 (of U.S. hip hop group Dead Prez), Kamau Ngigi (hip hop artist from Kenya); Michael Wanguhu and Russel Kenya (directors of Ni Wakati), Nazir (Nigerian hip hop artist), Susan O'Brien (UF Professor of History), and Erik Timmons (PhD Student in Anthropology).

This is an all-day event and everyone is welcome. The conference is co-sponsored by UF's Center for African Studies and the Alachua County Library District. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Library: Headquarters Library Branch    Headquarters Library Branch
Location: Meeting Room A
Contact: Travis Fristoe
Contact Number: 352.334.3939