Ra Hlasane presents ‘Hip-Hop and the Arts- A Tool for Social Change’ — Friday 5pm at Parnassus —

1 Dec

Friday, December 5, 2008 (last day of class)
5:00pm – 7:30pm
Parnassus Cafe
in the basement of the UW Art building
University of Washington Seattle campus

Come celebrate the last day of class with artist/activist Ra Hlasane as he introduces strategies employed by his hip hop Johannesburg collective, innacitycommunity, to engage their community through the arts. Throughout this laidback talk, you will be given an opportunity to create collaborative art that will be shared with collectives in Johannesburg as well as throughout Seattle.

Dinner will be provided and a performance by Dyno Jamz and an Open Mic Session will follow, so bring your skills!

Ra’s group Innacitycommunity started as a 2 man crew, but over the last two years has built an affiliation of more that 10 collectives from, in and around the inner city of Johannesburg. Ra will present videos documenting this process, with pauses and stops in order for the audience to immerse in, and comment on his depiction of the Johannesburg community-building arts scene.

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Mphapho Ra Hlasane is an MA Candidate at the University of Johannesburg and Moody Fellow through the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan.

Check us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=44550740801&ref=mf
or via email april.nishimura@gmail.com
Listen to Dyno Jamz’ music:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Dyno-Jamz/27044177761?ref=ts

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