Grandmaster Flash, The Sound Of Afrofuturism, 2021 Univsersity of Illinois
Grandmaster Flash, The Sound Of Afrofuturism, Stacey Robinson
Annotated Bibliography for Sonic Afrofuturism issue
Producer Interview: Teak Underdue, 2021 University of the Pacific
Producer Interview: Teak Underdue, Kris Jones
This interview is with three-time Grammy-nominated music producer Teak Underdue of Hallway Productions. He discusses his background and the path he has taken to become a well respected music creator and producer. The interviewee offers advice for aspiring producers on how to build their reputation and credits in the music industry.
The Correlation Between Traditional And Modern Day Performance Poetry: Where Music And Poetry Collide, 2021 California State University, Monterey Bay
The Correlation Between Traditional And Modern Day Performance Poetry: Where Music And Poetry Collide, Jaya Hodges
Capstone Projects and Master's Theses
"Music and poetry have similar roots that have made them both into what they are today. From chants to church hymns, they both have kept the Black community intact during times of sorrow and grief. The words that ride along the rhythm and structure of any song brings an unforgettable emotion out of these art forms. This paper will discuss how they have merged themselves together along with the influences they have made within Jame Weldon's "Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing" and Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)".
Utilizing Art & Culture To Support The Success Sequence, 2021 Wholistic Stress Control Institute
Utilizing Art & Culture To Support The Success Sequence, Kelvin M. Walston, Tarita Johnson
National Youth Advocacy and Resilience Conference
This presentation will demonstrate how Hip Hop and African American History are used as educational teaching tools in our evidenced based program to promote social, emotional, and violence prevention skills. Explorations from the African diaspora, historical trauma, slavery, post traumatic slave syndrome to decoding and deconstructing hip hop elements all intersect to provide the basis of violence prevention, and more profoundly social and emotional balance.
World Wide Wake: A Look Into Digital Wake Work In Response To The Murder Of Breonna Taylor, 2021 Virginia Commonwealth University
World Wide Wake: A Look Into Digital Wake Work In Response To The Murder Of Breonna Taylor, Kalyn T. Coghill
Graduate Research Posters
In Christina Sharpe's, In the Wake, she refers to "wake work" as conscious work. Wake work makes a conscious and intentional effort to celebrate one's life as they are passing and after they have transitioned on. Wake work includes grief, sadness, reminiscing, happiness, laughter, and many more emotions. We think of wake work happening in the physical, but I want to look at how weight work exists in the digital. This paper will discuss how wake work is done in digital spaces such as social media platforms. I will also be looking at how social movements such as ...
All Day In The Trey-Fold: Sound, Objecthood, And Place In The Mixtapes Of Dj Screw, 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
All Day In The Trey-Fold: Sound, Objecthood, And Place In The Mixtapes Of Dj Screw, Matthew K. Carter
Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
This dissertation traces the impact of the mixtapes of DJ Screw on the emergence of Houston hip hop culture in the 1990s. The relationship between these “screwtapes” and local culture resists demonstration through conventional modes of representational analyses, due in part to the screwtape’s preponderant use of hip hop tracks that originally represent other places. I suggest that representation itself is the result of the structuring tension emerging from a threefold field of representation of sound, objecthood, and place, and that when a hip hop artist or critic or fan claims to "represent" Houston (or any other constituted and ...
Pleasure Is All Mine, 2020 Washington University in St. Louis
Pleasure Is All Mine, Lola Ogbara
Graduate School of Art Theses
One’s identity is shaped by many factors such as race, culture, physical appearance, nationality, and religion—amongst many more. As an artist, the subjugation of identity in the context of race, gender, and sexuality is a world I examine closely. Subverting myths of sexual deviancy and racial inferiority that perpetually pathologizes Black feminine sexuality, I often use and reference my own body to create avenues of power through physical and intellectual pleasure. Through material use of clay, metal, photography, and installation, I emphasize on how contemporary Black social cultures are able to write their own narratives in order to ...
Basics Of Stepping Club, 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Basics Of Stepping Club, Hana Pham, Yara Madit
Honors Expanded Learning Clubs
Originating in West Africa in the 1500s, step has since evolved into a form of dancing that places emphasis on rhythmic movements and high energy. It is commonly used amongst greek organizations and within schools. This club introduces stepping to older children through activities such as stamina, focus, teamwork, and problem solving.
Black Female Artists Reclaiming Their Sexual Power, 2020 Gettysburg College
Black Female Artists Reclaiming Their Sexual Power, Nicole E. Heller
The emergence of hip hop in the 1980s and 90s is representative of the struggle that Black men and women face in modern society. As a result of a New York City housing crisis, crime, and poverty, hip hop arose as a coping mechanism, as many art forms do; hip hop provided a way for Black men to express their experiences and struggles. Hip hop has been used as a vehicle for self- expression, social views and political views among disadvantaged urban groups (White, 2013). However, it was and still is common for male hip hop artists to sexualize and ...
Holding Allies Accountable, 2019 Gettysburg College
Holding Allies Accountable, Gisselle Flores
Artists, including Rihanna, Cardi B, and Jay-Z, have turned down the NFL’s offer to perform in the halftime show out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick , but it was recently announced that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will be performing in 2020. This has sparked controversy because some are celebrating that there are two Latinas headlining the Super Bowl halftime show for the first time while others do not view this event as a cause for celebration because they believe that J. Lo and Shakira should have boycotted like other artists have. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira have given no prior indications ...
Seeking Representations Of Afrocentric Beauty: A Comparative Content Analysis Of Advertisements In Essence Magazine, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Seeking Representations Of Afrocentric Beauty: A Comparative Content Analysis Of Advertisements In Essence Magazine, Roy Phillips Jr.
Journalism Undergraduate Honors Theses
This comparative content analysis will investigate how African American women are depicted in Essence magazine advertisements and seeks to answer the research question: Are the characteristics of advertisements in Essence magazines significantly different when under complete corporate ownership compared to being under primarily African American ownership? The specific goal is to examine the extent to which Afrocentric or Eurocentric depictions are being reinforced, if at all, and to observe if depictions of African American women are shifting or are immobile. To do this, the study will compare advertisements in Essence magazines in 2001, when the magazine was 51 percent Black-owned ...
Break Beats In The Bronx: Rediscovering Hip-Hop’S Early Years (Book Review), 2018 University of Richmond
Break Beats In The Bronx: Rediscovering Hip-Hop’S Early Years (Book Review), Matthew Oware
Sociology and Anthropology Faculty Publications
Review of the book, Break Beats in the Bronx: Rediscovering Hip-Hop’s Early Years, by Joseph C. Ewoodzie, University of North Carolina Press, 2017, https://www.uncpress.org/book/9781469632759/break-beats-in-the-bronx/.
Negrocity: An Interview With Greg Tate, 2012 CUNY New York City College of Technology
Negrocity: An Interview With Greg Tate, Camille Goodison
Publications and Research
No abstract provided.