Charlie Hankin in conversation with Fély Catan
This year, hip hop turned 50. In Latin America, rappers claim the art form as a means to empower themselves and their communities in the face of postcolonial racial and class violence. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Cuba, Brazil, and Haiti, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Charlie Hankin will share findings and musical selections from his recent book, Break and Flow: Hip Hop Poetics in the Americas. His presentation will be held in conversation with Assistant Professor of French and Spanish Fely Catan, who specializes in contemporary Caribbean narratives and popular cultures.