The Music, Language, and Culture Workshop

“Can the Subaltern Get on the Mic?: Superheroes, Beats, Memes, and Agency in Producing Chicago Youth Hip-Hop” presented by Ritwik Banerji, improvisor, composer, and digital media artist


Thursday, November 5, 2009

The teaching artist has the power to manifest the self-knowledge and civic engagement of youth through art.  This method not only provides relevant educational enrichment, but can activate this self-knowledge in pursuit of a more robust and collaborative social science.  In this talk, I will reflect on my experiences as a teaching artist at the Indo-American Center and with the Chicago Park District’s Inferno Mobile Recording Studio, a project designed to facilitate active citizenship of youth through the creation of beats, rhymes, songs, and other audio-based arts.  How can the teaching artist cultivate feelings of self-efficacy, undo the effects of false consciousness from popular media/music, and create musical memes of a positive Chicago for youth, from youth?

Ethnoise! The Ethnomusicology Workshop
Thursday, November 5, 2009
4:30 pm, Goodspeed, room 205

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