Registration now open - The Power of Hip HOP: EXCHANGE

Inés Soria-Donlan's picture
July 8, 2016
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Black History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Music and Music History, Popular Culture Studies

Tickets now live: 

The Power of Hip Hop: EXCHANGE

Multidisciplinary seminar on hip hop and social change | Unique artist-academic exchange on a global scale

curated by In Place of War (University of Manchester) in partnership with Index on Censorship


Full price: £45 Students/Concessions: £36


Date: Friday 8th July 2016, 09:30 - 17:00 plus post-event networking and music

Location: Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, London, UK



The Power of Hip Hop: EXCHANGE is a unique academic seminar that explores the role, challenges and potential of hip hop culture in facilitating social change in global contexts, and its role as a site of resistance and identity. 

Featuring a programme of academic panels, keynote papers, artist presentations and practitioner provocations, this event harnesses In Place of War’s vast international network of grassroots artists and blends it with a rich selection of researchers exploring issues including but not limited to hip-hop and gender, race, religion, commerce, and conflict.


Keynote Speakers

Martha Diaz (NYU Gallatin)

Jason Nichols (University of Maryland)

Plus special introduction by Professor James Thompson



Westley Barnes; Itunu Bodunrin; Silhouette Bushay; Carol Jean Gallo; Steven Gamble; Soudeh Ghafferi; Sofia Gjerstad; Karina Gordok; Yvette Griffiths; Güneş Guven; Peter Kilroy; Latifa Martini; Laura Mills; Aarin Mganyizi; Donalea Scott; Beyza Ucak. 


International Artist Presentations by

Shhorai (Colombia)

Zambezi News (Zimbabwe)

Smockey (Burkina Faso)


Steering Group & Panel Chairs

Richard Bramwell (University of Cambridge)

Eithne Quinn (University of Manchester)

Teresa Bean (In Place of War)


Interested in meeting more artists from the global hip hop community? 

Come along to our public event, The Power of Hip Hop: LIVE, on Saturday 9th July too to hear 14 artists from 8 countries talk about the way hip hop has transformed their lives through dance, turntabling, exhibition, talks, satire, performance and more. Tickets from£15: 

Contact Info: 

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