Hip Hop Hour: The Emergence of Hip Hop in Japan

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Join us for “Hip Hop Hour: The Emergence of Hip Hop in Japan.” This open forum is a part of the UAB Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s Hip Hop Hour series.

The Hip Hop Hour series is designed to use hip-hop culture and music to connect students to social justice issues, build self-efficacy, and support identity formation by creating culturally responsive curriculum that reflects the interests and popular culture of the students we serve. This session of hip-hop hour will feature Dr. Kenia Avendaño Hara, adjunct professor in the Department of World Languages and Literature, who will discuss the emergence of hip-hop in Japan and its influence and reflection on culture as hip-hop became a global phenomenon.

Attendees will have the opportunity to finish the lyrics of their favorite hip hop song, and share how hip hop has influenced them through the Pass the Aux activity. Refreshments will be provided. Advanced registration is encouraged.

Wednesday, April 3 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Hill Student Center, Room 318
1400 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233

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Arts & Culture, Diversity & Inclusion

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Current Students, Faculty & Staff


Free (registration encouraged)

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