This 4 week workshop will be offered remotely on 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, and 10/21 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture the globe has ever witnessed. It has given birth to a new generation of artists, writers, musicians and public intellectuals who translate and capture the ethos of the culture in their art and thought. Similar to the influence of blues in the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz in the Black Arts, Nuyorican and Beat Movements, Hip-Hop’s musical and cultural force has shaped everything from advertising to national politics. This course will provide students the basic knowledge and tools to build a solid foundation in the history and culture of Hip Hop, including writing and experimenting in the foundational and groundbreaking aesthetics of hip-hop cultural practice. We will also explore the history and contemporary public practice of hip-hop; as a music, art, cultural and political form and forum; from its conscious counter of hegemony to its inclusion and move into the center of popular culture.
Instructor: Quraysh Ali Lansana