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

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

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Artists

  • Gaye Theresa Johnson, panelist
  • Bakari Kitwana, panelist
  • Rakim, panelist
  • Tyree Boyd-Pates, moderator

Artists

  • Gaye Theresa Johnson, panelist
  • Bakari Kitwana, panelist
  • Rakim, panelist
  • Tyree Boyd-Pates, moderator

About this Performance

Tyree Boyd-Pates, humanities curator of the Power to the People! festival, discusses hip-hop's role in contemporary activism with Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of African American Studies and Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles; cultural critic, journalist, and activist Bakari Kitwana; and legendary rapper Rakim.

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.

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

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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