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- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York NY
Higher Learning Series – Hip-Hop and Technology
Meet Ilan Zechory, Mahbod Moghadam, and Tom Leham graduates of Yale University that founded Rap Genius website. Rap Genius is your guide to the meaning of rap lyrics. You can listen to songs, read their lyrics, and click the lines that interest you for pop-up explanations – they have thousands of canonical rap songs explained (2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z – even the beginning of the Torah) Their aim is not to translate rap into “nerdspeak”, but rather to critique rap as poetry.
Higher Learning is presented as part of the Schomburg’s Hip-Hop 4.0 Initiative to examine the ways educators are using hip-hop culture to engage and teach K-12 students in classrooms and the community. Hip-Hop 4.0 is curated by Martha Diaz, founding director of the Hip-Hop Education Center.
FREE! Registration required: schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
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