March 29-31, 2019 | Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut For more information: Facebook.com/trinityhiphop The form can be downloaded from Dropbox Presented in partnership with Trinity College,
Dr. Seth Markle is an Associate Professor of History and International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Seth received his PhD in History from New York University. At Trinity College he teaches the courses Global Hip Hop Cultures and Introduction to Hip Hop. Much of his academic work has centered around Diaspora communities in Tanzania. His new book A Motorcycle on Hell Run: Tanzania, Black Power and the Uncertain Future of Pan-Africanism, 1964-1974 is scheduled to be released this year with Michigan State University Press.
His work in hip hop has been global. He has been very active in the hip hop scene in Tanzania, where is known as DJ Pemba. He has also traveled to several countries and worked with hip hop communities from Costa Rica to Russia. He is currently the faculty advisor for the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival, which happens every year on the campus of Trinity College and features artists, activists, and scholars from all over the world.
In this conversation we discuss the festival, it’s background and mission, as well as how people can get involved. We also discuss his work in Tanzania, his research, and being a hip hop academic.
MC Lyte will headline the 12th Annual Trinity International Hip Hop Festival in Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday, April 9.
2015 Trinity International Hip Hop Festival: These are some of the female emcees that performed either solo or with groups. There is something powerful, spiritual,
Cuban emcee Odaymara Cuesta of Las Krudas freestyling at Trinity Hip Hop Festival.