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October 14, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Allbritton Hall, Rm 311, Wesleyan University
222 Church St
Middletown, CT 06457
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Women in Hip-Hop

Monday, October 14, 2019

Akua Naru will share her music and speak on “Women in Hip-Hop, Contemporary Black Culture, and the Role of College Radio.” Independent artist and founder of The Keeper Project – a multi-media archive which chronicles the role of women in the creation and evolution of hip-hop music and culture – Akua Naru was awarded the prestigious Nasir Jones Fellowship at Harvard University and is currently an artist-in-residence at Brown University. Since her 2010 debut, The Journey Aflame, she has released 2 studio albums; The Miner’s Canary (2015), and the Blackest Joy (2017), and a live Recording: Live and Aflame Sessions (2012). She has performed in more than fifty countries and has become a highly sought lecturer. Please join us in learning more about Akua Naru’s music and artistic inspirations as part of the WESU 80th Anniversary Events Series.