Tuesday, April 7, 2020
10:30 am–12:00 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
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Add to Calendar 2020-04-07 10:30:00 2020-04-07 12:00:00 Alternative Grooves: Hip-Hop and Improvisation in New York City’s Underground 04/07/2020 10:30 am Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

In the 1990s, mainstream hip-hop appealed to a broad demographic favoring both “hardcore” recordings and radio-friendly pop rap. Underground scenes also emerged, articulating an urban street consciousness through performances with creative instrumental grooves and rhyme. Focus on the underground scene in New York City and how DJs, musicians, visual artists, rappers, dancers, and fans created spaces for celebrating inclusivity across age, race, and class lines though an improvisational hip-hop inspired by jazz.

Timothy R. Mangin, assistant professor, Ethnomusicology, Boston College

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

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