Fight the Power: A Global Conversation Exploring Hip-Hop and Social Consciousness
Wednesday October 25, 2017 · 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Columbia University – Lenfest Center for the Arts
- Jonzi D, Founder and Artistic Director of Jonzi D Projects and Breakin’ Convention
- Lanre Malaolu, Choreographer, movement director, and co-founder of Protocol
- Salah (France), A living legend in the world of hip hop dance
- Bee D, B-boy crew from France
- Mamadou Diouf, Moderator, Leitner Family Professor of African Studies at Columbia University
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.