21 Apr The Language of Hip Hop
Farai “Fafi” Bere (a.k.a 3 Percent)
Thursday, April 21 / 5:00 PM
MultiCultural Center Lounge
A Zimbabwean born academic and musician, Dr. Farai Bere focuses on what he calls Black performativity, the performance of Blackness as a political force and how Black performance can be said to embody Blackness. He looks at the context of Black performance in Africa, the United States, and the rest of the African Diaspora. Bere received his PhD from New York University in Performance Studies with an emphasis on African and Afro-Diasporic music, theater, and orature. Fafi will perform briefly after his lecture.
Sponsored by the IHC’s African Studies RFG and Friends of Africa.