Dakar 2 NYC: Global Hip Hop Exchange

Mar 11, 2013 | 5:30 PM- 9:30 PM

Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, The Gallatin School, NYU

A panel discussion and concert linking hip hop artists and activists across the Atlantic.

The event will bring together artists, musicians, and scholars for a discussion of the role of hip hop as a tool for social change in the US and in Senegal. Following a panel discussion (5:30-7pm) and a brief reception (7-7:30pm), the concert (7:30-9:30pm) will showcase Senegalese and US hip hop artists alongside a traditional Senegalese orchestra in an unprecedented fusion of African and African diasporic musical genres.

Participants will include:
M-1 (Dead Prez)
Foumalade and Les Batthaillons Blin-D
Thiat (Keur Gui)
Baay Bia (Senegal)
Farbeon (NYU)
Bryonn Bain (NYU)
Rosalind Fredericks (NYU)
Martha Diaz (NYU)
Ben Herson (Nomadic Wax)

This event was made possible thanks to the co-sponsorship of the following:
Africa House, Africana Studies, Gallatin Student Council, Gallatin Office of Global Programs, Gallatin Arts Program, Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights, Gallatin Office of Student Life, Journal of Global Affairs, Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, African Students Union, The Hip Hop Education Center at the Steinhardt School Metropolitan Center
More details and RSVP: http://gallatin.nyu.edu/utilities/events/2013/03/global_hip_hop_exchange.html