UCLA Library Writer Series: Obsesion

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event Location: 
UCLA Schoenberg Music Building 1325 & UCLA Powell Library Rotunda

Cuban hip hop duo, Obsesion, is in residence at UCLA from Wednesday, April 12 through Thursday, April 13. One of the most well-respected and longest-running hip hop groups in Cuba, Obsesion was formed in 1996 by Magia López and Alexey "el tipo este" Rodriguez. They've performed with the likes of The Roots, and their fan base includes Harry Belafonte, Mos Def, and Afrika Bambaata. They also form part of the collective Club del Espendru, which empowers Afrocuban culture and business in Havana.

Wednesday, April 12, 3-5 p.m.
Screening of Cuban Hip Hop: Desde el principio
Schoenberg Auditorium, Schoenberg Music Building
Documentary screening and Q&A with Obsesion and filmmaker Dr. Vanessa Diaz, CSRC visiting researcher. Moderated by T-Kay Sangwand. Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Ethnomusicology.
 
Thursday, April 13, 5-7 p.m.
Public Conversation with Obsesion on Hip Hop, Race, and Gender
Powell Library Rotunda
Moderated by Aisha Finch, UCLA professor of African American studies and gender studies.
Translation by Vanessa Diaz, CSRC visiting researcher.
Refreshments provided.
 

Admission to both events is free; no reservations are required. For more information, email tksangwand@library.ucla.edu 

Co-sponsored by the Latin American Institute, Program on Caribbean Studies, Dept. of African American Studies, Dept. of Gender Studies, and the CSRC. 

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