Sunday, March 02, 2008

Jeff Chang Speaks in Fayetteville, Wednesday March 5

This is pretty exciting news, that Jeff Chang will be speaking here on Wednesday March 5. (Yes, I'm a bit late in posting this.) Chang's book, Can't Stop Won't Stop, is one of the best recent books on hip-hop, and his blog is invaluable. (He's also the author of the more recent Total Chaos: The Art And Aesthetics of Hip-hop, which I've not yet read.) This is not to be missed. Here's the info from the flyer that has been sent and posted around campus:

Difficult Dialogues Presents

JEFF CHANG, cultural journalist and author of the book

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

Jeff will speak about Hip-hop as a tool for activism and political change

MARCH 5TH, 2008

3:30 p.m., informal student Q&A
7:00 p.m., presentation with Q&A
Willard J. Walker Hall
(across from the Harmon parking deck)

Free Admission, open to the public

In the introduction to Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, DJ Kool Herc says, “Hip-hop is the voice of this generation…It has become a powerful force. Hip-hop binds all of these people, all of these nationalities, all over the world together.”

Difficult Dialogues is funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation.

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