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Afro-Asia Digital DJ Showcase

Monday, December 9, 2019 at 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Kroch Library
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Join Professor Tao Leigh Goffe and Ben Ortiz of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection in a showcase of visual soundtracks on Afro-Asian intimacies.

How is music an integral part of storytelling in the intimacies between African and Asian diasporas in the genres of reggae, bhangra, calypso, dancehall, and hip-hop? What stories do these songs tell? Are they playful or somber? Romantic or revolutionary? How do rhyme, Biblical allusion, and political allegory play roles in this narration?

Students from Professor Goffe's seminar "Afro-Asia: Futurism and Feminisms"  will share their collective DJ work with students from Ithaca High School in collaboration with Gladira Velazquez of the Ithaca City School District. 

Refreshments will be served. 

Generously sponsored by the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 


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