16.02.2017 - Africa Department

Pan-Africanism through hip-hop culture, debated during an international interdisciplinary Forum.

An international and interdisciplinary Forum was held from from 1 to 3  February 2017 in Paris, on the theme "designed to last, Francophone perspectives on HIP-HOP music". Various specialists gathered around round tables, conferences, documentary and concerts.

The Africa Department made an intervention on Thursday, February 2nd, during the session entitled "I'm an African: Black Aesthetics and The making of Hip Hop Globe”organized by Professor Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Political Economy and of Sociology at the University of Sydney.

The debates focused on the topics of gender equality, the fight against violence and how hip-hop as a subculture can forge a political alliance between the pan-African population or a global hip-hop generation? These topics are among those, covered in his book "Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation".

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