I’m writing to remind you that EthNoise! will meet this Thursday, February 7, from 5-6:20 pm in Rosenwald 301. As part of a very special 2-part workshop, Thalea Stokes (PhD student, Ethnomusicology) will be presenting a paper called, “Mongolian Hip Hop in China: A Unique Political Balancing Act.” Three weeks later, on February 28, Thalea will be back in town to present “Hip-Hop Culture among Mongols in Mongolia and China: The Development of a New Tradition throughout the Mongolian Diaspora.” Whereas the first presentation deals with the reception of Mongolian hip hop in China, the second takes a more comparative approach as Thalea delves deeper into the significance of local expressions of hip-hop culture that cross national and cultural divides. I’ll be sending more information about this second presentation as the time draws nearer. In the meantime, please reach out if you have any questions, and I look forward to seeing you on Thursday!