365 Fifth Ave (btwn 34th & 35th)
New York, New York

EVENT: Storytelling Through Sound

DATE/TIME: March 24, Monday, 6:30 – 8:00pm

ORGANIZATION: Center For The Humanities @ The Graduate Center, CUNY
LOCATION: The Skylight Room (9100), CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th St.

INFO: This panel will look at hip hop as a storytelling genre. It will explore the narration of life experiences in rap lyrics; the documentation of people’s lives in hip hop scholarship, film, and literature; and the non-verbal means such as deejaying and producing beats through which people tell stories. Participants will include La Bruja, a New York based rapper and poet; JLove Calderon, a writer, educator, and activist, and author of That White Girl and Joe Schloss, adjunct assistant professor of music at New York University, and author of Making Beats: The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop and the forthcoming Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Communities of Style. Moderated by Sujatha Fernandes, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Queens College, and resident Mellon fellow at the Center for the Humanities for 2007-2008.
This event is free and open to the public

Official Website: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/Humanities/programs.htm

Added by Center for the Humanities on February 25, 2008