Poetry of Memory: Why Does Hip Hop need Archiving?

If we haven’t heard it, has it ever been played?


Sound in Action
15:00 08-10-2020

How can or should we remember the music, protest, and lifestyle that is hip hop? Kim Dankoor and Quinsy Gario are discussing what it means to archive both on a personal and institutional level. Together with host Ieva of Sound in Action, they look at power and poetry of memory, sound, image and all that falls in between.

On October 12 2020, Sound in Action hosts an event on Dutch hip hop and identity (Nederlandse hiphop en identiteit), streamed live from Bitterzoet in Amsterdam. Find more information here or in the link section.

The speakers

Kim Dankoor is a media theorist, interviewer and a Social Sciences PhD candidate at the University of Utrecht, where she focuses on US rap music, gender and Social Comparison theory. Her vast list of engagements includes media literacy lectures to various age groups, writing articles and producing visual data content, leading discussions on 'representation in the media' and she appears as a media literacy expert on shows and events.

Quinsy Gario is a performance poet, visual artist and researcher who's concerned with decolonial thinking, gender studies and media studies. He's currently looking into aesthetics and ethics of Caribbean refusal and resistance performativity at the Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies in Brussels. You can visit his work made in collaboration with Mina Ouaouirst for the Stedelijk Museum exhibition In The Presence of Absence and his work with Patricia Kaersenhout for the Bonnefantenmuseum exhibition Say It Loud. Or you can read his collection of writings called Roet In Het Eten or in the collection edited by Dipsaus called De Goede Immigrant.

Tracklist

KRS One, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah - Heal Yourself
Flying Lotus - Never Catch Me ft. Kendrick Lamar
Welcome to Atlanta Remix Feat Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Murphis Lee, Ludacris
Ludacris – Area codes
N.W.A - Straight outta Compton
Opgezwolle - Tjappies en Mammies
Clipse - Grindin'
Pa Salieu - My Family feat BackRoad Gee

Sound in Action

Sound in Action discusses sound in various sociopolitical scenarios. By bringing academics, activists and practitioners together, we aim at questioning notions of expertise and highlighting the importance of pluralistic knowledge productions. Funded by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis and the Music Studies department of the University of Amsterdam.

Artist / Organisation: Sound in Action
Host: Ieva Gudaityte
Language: English

Broadcasted on 08-10-2020 at 15:00.

Links:
Nederlandse hiphop en identiteit
Sound in Action
Global Dialogues about Hip Hop Culture: Amsterdam x Atlanta (video by Kim Dankoor)

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