“So Them all Fall”: Hip Hop, Riots and the “Language of the Unheard” (wykład, Warszawa)

Koło Naukowe “Muzyka w Kontekście” zaprasza na wykład “So Them all Fall”: Hip Hop, Riots and the “Language of the Unheard”, który wygłosi dr Allison Ogden z University of Louisville.
Termin: 28.11.2023 (wtorek) o godz. 15:00, sala nr 3.

From the United States to France and through the span of decades, the responses from the racial and cultural majority form a common thread of dismissiveness and outright dehumanization of those who have participated in what some call “riots”. Hip Hop, however, reveals the great untruth behind platitudes on riots such as “Violence is not the way” – because those who express such banal sentiments were never listening to the voices from these disenfranchised communities in the first place. The anger, frustration and social/political problems that led people to take to the streets in the United States in 1965, 1992, 2014, 2020 and in France in 2005 and 2023 were clearly laid out in Hip Hop, and any person listening – really listening – to the music, to the artists, would have known where the rage came from, and why. Martin Luther King stated, “… a riot is the language of the unheard”. Hip Hop has, throughout the years, spoken the truths that needed to be heard in defiance of those who refused to listen.

Dr. Allison Ogden attended the Eastman School of Music where she studied clarinet performance and composition and received a PhD in Composition and Computer Music from the University of Chicago. She has taught on a wide array of music topics including Theory, History of Music, Score Reading, Composition, African American Music history and more at The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Indiana University Southeast and Jefferson Community and Technical College. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Composition and Literature at the University of Louisville. She has worked to expand the curriculum at the University of Louisville School of Music by developing new courses that explore music, culture and society through a non-Eurocentric lens, such as Hip Hop: Music and History and Dance Revolution: EDM, Disco, House and Beyond. Recognizing the perspectives and contributions of minoritized peoples has been an area of particular focus in her work as a Professor of Music Literature

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