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Sweat the Technique: The Politics and Poetics of Hip-Hop

Wed / Mar 11, 2020 - 7:00PM

Power to the People’s humanities curator Tyree Boyd-Pates discusses hip-hop’s role in contemporary activism.




About this Performance

Legendary rapper Rakim discusses his new book, Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius, and Hip-Hop’s role in contemporary activism with cultural critic, journalist, and activist Bakari Kitwana and Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of African American Studies and Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. The conversation is moderated by Tyree Boyd-Pates, humanities curator of the Power to the People! festival. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Eso Won Books.

Presented in partnership with the California African American Museum and The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Power to the People! festival

From subversive statements to songs of solidarity, music has always had a role to play in the movements that shift attitudes and shape nations. Join curators Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock in a celebration of the music that moves mountains. We invite you to join the conversation.

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