Diversifying Hip Hop: Krip Hop/Homo Hop Music Festival
Saturday, October 16
New York University
The Kimmel Center, Room 912-914
60 Washington Square South
Who defines Hip-Hop? Who controls what its image will be? This program explores two emerging offshoots of the Hip-Hop movement, “Krip Hop” (hip hop artists with disabilities) and “Homo Hop” (queer hip hop artists). Bringing together academics, performers and community activists, the event will explore these sub-cultures, gathering leading figures from both cultural phenomena to examine their place within Hip-Hop culture. The goal of “Diversifying Hip-Hop: Krip-Hop & Homo Hop” is to bring the margins front and center, to expose the struggle of difference, as has always been the legacy of hip-hop.
For the first time ever, these artists will come together to share their experiences working within the hip hop industry and their continued struggle to carve out a place for queer and disabled rappers, musicians, and composers. This event seeks to bring these voices to the front and center, to expose the struggle of difference, as has always been the legacy of hip-hop.
Join us for a film screening, Q&A, panel discussion, and live musical performances!
Krip Hop/Homo Hop artists include:
Leroy Moore (Krip Hop Nation)
People With Teeth
Wheelchair Sports Camp
Moderated by Khali Amani (author of "Hip-Hop Homophobes")
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Venue is wheelchair accessible. Sign language interpretation services will be available. If you need any other accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible.
For more information: www.nyu.edu/clubs/pride or check out http://www.kriphop.com/.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Posted by BA Haller at 3:25 PM