Cuba Represent!: Rap Music and Racial Politics in Contemporary Cuba
Rap music has become a vehicle by which Afro-Cuban youth voice demands for racial equality, negotiate with the state and promote alternative strategies for survival in contemporary Cuba. Sujatha Fernandes and Ariel “Asho” Fernandes, the renowned Cuban hip hop pioneer and entrepreneur, will explore the evolving relationship between rappers and the state and the growing importance of the hip hop movement to Cuba’s culture and heritage.
Sujatha Fernandes is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Queens College, City University of New York. She is the author of Cuba Represent! Cuban Arts, State Power, and the Making of New Revolutionary Cultures (Duke University Press, October 2006).
Mauricio A. Font
Professor of sociology, The Graduate Center and Queens College
WHEN: February 2, 2007, 4:00- 6:00pm
WHERE: Rooms 9204-9205
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue (@34th St.)
New York, NY
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