Hip-Hop in Theatre: Tishman

Performance Sat 23 Jun 2001 The New School, Wollman Hall
55 West 11th Street (enter at 66 West 12th Street), 5th Floor
Hip-Hop Culture contains elements of theater that can be traced to the griots of Africa. Hip-Hop manifests not only a tone of liberation and rebellion, but an ongoing "theater" that is only seen that is only seen as pop music culture. Why? And how are the more complex elements of Hip-Hop's theater finding ways to sneak out into the mainstream to shape the politics of a new generation amid/via the minstrelsy that dominates commerce?
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Hip-Hop Culture contains elements of theater that can be traced to the griots of Africa. Hip-Hop manifests not only a tone of liberation and rebellion, but an ongoing "theater" that is only seen that is only seen as pop music culture. Why? And how are the more complex elements of Hip-Hop's theater finding ways to sneak out into the mainstream to shape the politics of a new generation amid/via the minstrelsy that dominates commerce?

Presented by Danny Hoch, Senior VLC Fellow, coinciding with the 2nd annual Hip-Hop Theatre Festival at Performance Space 122.

Participants
Danny Hoch
Woodie King
Tony Taccone
Jonzi D