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Register for NJPAC's Hip Hop virtual panel with Chuck D, Dr. MC Debbie D & more!
Oct 16, @ 7PM
From its modest origins at a house party in the Bronx, hip hop has become a
global phenom and the most popular music genre in the U.S. Fifty years
after its creation, hip hop maintains its outsize influence on pop culture
including fashion, art, jewelry, social movements and dance.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip hop, join us for a
fascinating conversation with icons and influencers. The documentary From Scratch: The Birth of Hip Hop
is the springboard for our conversation. Our panelists will discuss the
genre’s staying power and how the musical and dance form has evolved over
the decades. What can fans expect in the next 50 years of hip hop?
Join us for a virtual conversation on Mon,
Oct 16, at 7PM.
panel will be moderated by Bill
Stephney, multi-instrumental musician and former chief
executive of Def Jam Records, SOUL Records and Stepsun Music. He is also a
documentary film producer, executive committee member for the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip Hop and
Rap and adjunct NYU instructor.
solo artist, digital entertainment pioneer and leader of the
ground-breaking hip hop group Public Enemy
Dr. MC Debbie D,
hip hop’s first female emcee soloist, recording artist and NJPAC Teaching
musician, producer, songwriter, deejay and recipient in 2023 of the Hip-Hop
A Style Nobody
Can Deal With: Hip Hop, Black Aesthetics and the Arts
Oct 4 @ 3:30PM
Part of the
Social Justice Learning Series. This professional development workshop
led by Dr. Tricia Rose will examine how Black art practices, especially
when they are socially and politically contextualized, constitute a
unique vision and contribution to social justice.
Learning Series: A Style Nobody Can Deal With: Hip Hop, Black Aesthetics,
and the Arts is part of NJPAC’s Colton Institute for Training and Research
in the Arts
Support for NJPAC
Professional Development provided, in part, by BD, Kennedy Center Partners
in Education, Merck Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Panasonic
Foundation, PNC, Prudential Foundation, Richmond County Savings Foundation,
Santander, TD Charitable Foundation, Turrell Fund, Victoria Foundation and