Past Event

Fight the Power: A Global Conversation Exploring Hip-Hop & Social Consciousness

October 25, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129 St., New York, NY 10027 The Lantern
Hip-hop music and culture has reverberated far beyond its birthplace on the streets of New York. From the favelas of Brazil to the trenches of the Arab Spring rebellion, the music fuels and inspires countless millions around the globe. Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater and Columbia University’s Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought present this compelling exploration of hip-hop music’s impact on global culture and social consciousness. Dancers from the Apollo’s International Festival, Breakin Convention, join Mamadou Diouf, Columbia Professor of African Studies, to reflect on the music’s impact on their lives and the politics of its local communities. Please be sure to register on Eventbrite to attend this free admission event. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Seating is not reserved. It is on a first-come, first-served basis. At 6:20 pm, unclaimed seats will be released to guests who are on the wait list.