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CD Forum presents, Feb. 19: Black Face of Hip-Hop

The complex issues that surround Hip-Hop and the history of Hip-Hop in Seattle will be addressed in a public forum held February 19th at 7pm at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. This is your chance to hear and discuss important issues surrounding Hip-Hop within our community.
The Black Face of Hip-Hop is a part of an ongoing series presented by the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas of civic dialogues about local and political affairs that directly impact Seattle’s African-American community.
Hip-Hop has deep roots in Seattle and the Northwest. Black Hip-Hop artists have pioneered and set the groundwork for many Northwest Hip-Hop artists.
Questions we will address include:
Does this history relate to the present representation and influence of Black people in the Hip-Hop industry? And, is there a “political narrowness” around the dialogue of race and Hip-Hop and the view of what is “conscious” Hip-Hop?

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Event details:
Which Way Seattle? Series: The Black Face of Hip-Hop
Co-sponsored by the Dope Emporium
Thursday February 19, 2009
7pm at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
104 17th Ave. S (Near Yesler); Seattle, WA

$5/ FREE for Students/seniors/Friends of the Dope Emporium
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