March 17, 2010

Duke University - "Reimagining Latino Hip-Hop in the 21st Century"

Dislocated Performances:

Reimagining Latino Hip-Hop in the 21st Century

March 19, 2010
East Campus Union, Upper East Side
Duke University
9:30 am-5:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
How does Hip Hop speak to the day-to-day existence of Latinos in the present age of multiculturalism, globalization, and Obama? How might we read Hip Hop in different ways now, examining how it also dislocates and recalibrates Latinidad?  As older and newer generations of U.S. Latinos together redefine the stakes of political action, they elucidate the margins, borders, and crossroads that U.S. Latinos inhabit.  These "interstitial spaces" leave room for broader notions of Latino identities, incorporating those “others” who are also always dislocated and "out of place." This one-day workshop will engage the work of activists and prominent scholars in performance and cultural studies, examining the performances of race, gender, sexuality and Latinidad within Hip Hop and the political possibilities of "dislocation."
Rosa Clemente, 2008 Green Party VP Candidate, Hip Hop activist, journalist and radio host (WBAI 99.5 Fm, NYC)
Pancho McFarland, author of Chicano Rap: gender and violence in the postindustrial barrio(2008)
Jose Munoz, author of Disidentifications (1999) and Cruising Utopia: the then and there of queer futurity (2009)
Mark Anthony Neal, co-editor of That’s the joint! The Hip Hop Studies Reader (2004) and author of New Black Man (2005)
Raquel Z. Rivera, author of New York Ricans from the Hip hop zone (2003) and co-editor ofReggaeton (2009)
Alexandra T. Vazquez, author of the forthcoming Instrumental Migrations: The Critical Turns of Cuban Music, and co-editor of a forthcoming anthology on La Lupe (Duke University Press).
9:30 am                        Continental breakfast
10:15-12:00 pm        
Panel I: Over Turn-ing Tables: Sex, Gender,and Trespassing in Latino Hip-Hop
  • Pancho McFarland: “Quien es Mas Macho? Quien es Mas Mexicano?:Chicano Identities in Rap”
  • Jose Munoz: “Browness, Aesthetics and Contagion”
  • Alexandra T. Vazquez: “We Don’t Live for Latino Studies, (Latino Studies) It Lives For Us”
12:00-1:15 pm               Music and Lunch
1:15-3:00 pm                 
Panel II: Los suenos de los fantasmas que marchan: The Liberation Dreams of an Un-seenArmy
  • Rosa Clemente: “when a black puerto rican woman ran for vice president and nobody knew her name"
  • Mark Anthony Neal: “History of Hip-Hop Before Hip-Hop”
  • Raquel Z. Rivera: “Liberation Mythologies: Art, Spirit and Justice”
3:00 pm-5:00 pm           Music and Reception featuring DJ Miraculous
Location: Duke University, East Campus Union, Upper East Side. (See map: Building is labeled in Red as “Marketplace.”)
Parking reserved on East Campus quad for conference attendees. Turn onto Campus Drive from Main Street and follow traffic to move straight forward, past the bus stop, to the long, oval grassy area in between buildings. Look for signs and a parking attendant.
Presented by the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South, Duke University

Wishing you continued success!
Cristopolis Dieguez

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