The Roots of Hip Hop Music

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Event Details

Date(s) - 02/22/2020
Cost: Free


Downtown Branch of AADL
Region: Downtown
343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor

Event Description

Spotify describes Hip Hop as the most listened to music in the world.

Join Victoria Shields for a presentation celebrating Black History Month by examining the evolution of Hip Hop music from its roots in West Africa to the international music phenomena of the present. Learn about the historical and cultural elements of hip hop, how it has given voices to youth and urban communities, and leave with a list of related book titles for children and young adults.

Victoria Shields is a doctoral student in the Urban Education program at Eastern Michigan University. She presents at education and humanities conferences on integrating the humanities into the Social Studies Curriculum. She leads tours at both the Detroit Institute of Art and the Charles Wright Museum of African and African American History focusing on how to use the arts to teach social and political awareness. 

This event is part of AADL’s Black History Month series.

For Teens & Adults. Held in Multi-Purpose Room

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