HHAP Ep. 86: Hip Hop Events, Updates, News, & the Burna Boy/Khaligraph Jones Conversations

August – December 2023 | Culture Curators: Hip Hop 50 | National Museum of Accra (Ghana)

A new exhibit opens at the National Museum in Ghana in Accra. The exhibit runs from August 27 – December and focuses on hip hop’s global influence and the influence and contributions of Ghana in the global culture of Hip Hop.

They will be exhibiting texts on hip-hop, including Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History by Vikki Tobak, Back In The Days by Jamel Shabazz, Living the Hiplife by Jesse Weaver Shipley, Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World by Eric Charry, and The Hiplife in Ghana: West African Indigenization of Hip-Hop by Halifu Osumare, and Hip Hop in Africa: Prophets of the City & Dustyfoot Philosophers by Msia Kibona Clark.

They will also be screening films showcasing Hip Hop’s influence globally and Ghana’s influence and contributions to The Culture

September 28 & 29, 2023 – Archiving Hip Hop: 50 years in the making – Milton Keynes, UK / online

An upcoming event in the UK will “highlight how global hip hop practitioners and hip hop scholars remember, historicise and archive the culture locally”. It will highlight the local Milton Keynes hip hop scene from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.

“Apart from standard academic talks and keynote addresses, the conference will also feature novel formats of knowledge production and dissemination, such as knowledge-droppin cyphers, graffiti literacies, or scratch-in-the-surface of ideas sessions. We want to emphasize that knowledge production within hip hop is both an intellectual and an embodied practice, so we explicitly invite participants to experiment with novel ways of presenting their ideas – in a hip hop way.”

May 16-19, 2024 | European Hip Hop Studies Conference | Cork, Ireland

The International Council for Hip Hop Studies/le Conseil International Pour Hip Hop Et Recherche: CIPHER is a public scholarship project mapping hip-hop knowledge from communities across the world. The conference will be held at the University College in Cork, Ireland. Proposals due: September 2023

Pride Month: Embracing The LGBTIQA+ Community In African Hip Hop – Hiphop Africa

ZuluMecca | Wept | 2022

Burna Boy & Khaligraph Jones: Commentary on the Music Industry

The conversation regarding Burna Boy’s comments on the lack of substance in Afrobeats stems from a recent interview he did with Apple TV. The conversation regarding hip hop in Kenya and Tanzania stems from comments made by Kenyan hip hop artist, Khaligraph Jones regarding MCs in Tanzania. Both of these stories are tied to the impact of the industry on hipi hop in Africa. Check out the conversation on DJ ZaQ’s recent episode on the topic.

روح الهيب هوب الخالدة في الجزائر (وثائقي) | The Eternal Spirit of Hip-Hop in Algeria (Documentary)

This documentary on hip-hop in Algeria traces the roots of hip-hop culture in Algeria. The film traces the path of hip hop from America to France and to North Africa, especially Algeria. Since the beginnings of hip-hop culture in Algeria, youth concentrated more on the “rap” element. The film presents information from documents and testimonies in order to get a clear picture of the first signs of hip-hop culture in Algeria and the Arab world. The film is in Arabic and has NOT yet been subtitled.

Film on the history of the Black Panthers in Algeria.

Theme music: DJ Teck Zilla
Intro: “Good Gods Freestyle” by ZuluMecca (2022)
Outro: “Culture” by ZuluMecca (2022)

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