Two goings-on that you guys MUST go to:The UrbanWorld Film Festival.
What I wanna see: Beyond Beats and Rhymes This film is billed as hip hop food for thought…
“Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Hip Hop Head Weighs in On Manhood in Hip-Hop Culture examines representations of gender roles in Hip-Hop and Rap music through the lens of filmmaker Byron Hurt, a former college quarterback turned activist. Conceived as a “loving critique” from a self-proclaimed “Hip-Hop Head”, Hurt takles issues of masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in today’s hip-hop culture. The film provides thoughtful dialogue from intelligent, divergent voices of rap artists, industry executives, rap fans and social critics from inside and outside the hip-hop generation.” (From the Urbanworld Website)
The New York Historical Society
If you didn’t go to see the Slavery in New York Exhibit a few months ago, then a big BOO goes out to you! Fortunately for those of you who couldn’t make it, there is a companion book to the exhibit, but it’s not nearly as touching as the actual exhibit.
Now there is a new exhibit focusing on contemporary artists’ interpretations of slavery. It looks highly interesting and I will be dragging anyone I can get my hands on to this exhibit.
Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect On Slavery
June 16, 2006 to January 7, 2007
New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th St.
New York, NY 10024