By Stephanie Shonekan, Art, Music, and Pop Culture Contributing Editor Not since Ray has a biopic done justice to a beloved African American artist. As a genre, the musical biopic is challenging because it has to tell the story of … Continue reading
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By Stephanie Shonekan, Contributing Editor, Art, Music, and Pop Culture This year’s Grammy Awards show was one of the best I have seen in the last few years. Almost every performance was spectacular–Bruno Mars as himself and then as Prince; … Continue reading
New Orleans native Sunni Patterson is an internationally-known Def poetry artist and activist. She is joined in a conversation with George Lipsitz and David Kim about her music and poetry, and her life reaching, teaching and healing.
By William C. Anderson People have, at all times, been fighting against something heinous in the United States. Despite the ongoing injustice, oppression, and alienation that exists in this country, music is a saving grace for the nation. Dominating global … Continue reading
This impassioned talk explains how students who identify with Hip Hop culture have been ignored or deemed deficient in schools because of mainstream misconceptions associated with Hip Hop culture. Through Hip Hop, these students embody the characteristics of grit, social … Continue reading
Repost from Pitchfork “Woods also shared a statement about her new single: When I was a kid, getting on Lake Shore Drive from the south side to go downtown was magical. I lived on the east coast for a few … Continue reading
by Stephanie Shonekan, Art and Pop Culture, Contributing Editor I am willing to wager that my 16-year-old daughter, Ojurere, is Beyoncé’s biggest fan. She has been a devoted fan since the Destiny’s Child days. When Beyoncé coughed at a concert … Continue reading
By Stephanie Shonekan, Art, Music, and Pop Culture Contributing Editor During this year’s Grammy Awards Stevie Wonder reminded viewers to appreciate the “healing powers” of music. This lovely sentiment, as well as the well-loved adage that “music is a universal … Continue reading
By Stephanie Shonekan, Contributing Editor, Art, Music & Pop Culture In her book, Soul, Country, and the USA: Race and Identity in American Music Culture, author Stephanie Shonekan explores perceptions and resistance to dominant cultural narratives, national identities, and understanding … Continue reading
Akala demonstrates and explores the connections between Shakespeare and Hip-Hop, and the wider cultural debate around language and it’s power.
DJ CaveM Moetavation is a hip-hop artist, educator, and raw-foods fanatic. In this fresh performance, DJ CaveM brings the message of being an O.G. (organic gardener) to the head-bobbing audience of TEDxYouth@MileHigh.