Exiles and Refugees: Afro-Latin Hip Hop and the Bible

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
UA Poetry Center Dorothy Rubel Room Helen S. Schaefer Building, 1508 E. Helen St. FREE Parking after 5 PM

Hear stories of exile and migration in biblical texts as well as contemporary hip hop. The experiences of exile, diaspora, and slavery are fundamental themes in the Bible. The representation of God and religious experience was frequently seen through the windows of these historical traumas. In the case of hip hop, similar things can be said: it is a voice of many marginalized and displaced ghettos throughout the Americas, and represents – through beats, shout, and rhymes – the struggles of many impoverished communities. A hip-hop music performance will follow the presentation.

Part of the Tucson Humanities Festival, a series of topical lectures, panel discussions and events presented by UA College of Humanities faculty and special guests. For more information, including the Festival schedule and presenters, go to humanitiesfestival.arizona.edu.

Questions? Contact Helen Bernard at 520-626-4319.

Presented by: Alex Nava