The History of Art and Hip Hop in South Florida

The History of Art and Hip Hop in South Florida


Thursday, January 3, 2019    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

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NSU Art Museum’s symposium “The History of Art and Hip Hop in South Florida,” coinciding with the presentation of the rap musical Hamilton at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, explores the rich and distinct developments of this interdisciplinary genre  in the region. The symposiums is free and is part of the museum’s monthly Free First Thursday Starry Nights. Featuring artists and performers steeped in Southern hip hop, this symposium addresses the expansion of the genre in South Florida in the 1980s with its unique fusion of Reggae, West Indian, Latino, and African music and dance with early rap and Miami bass, the role pirate radio and Broward based WEDR radio played in broadcasting this unique blend, and how it influenced the work of South Florida artists. Participants include artists William Cordova, Luis Gispert, and Kandy Lopez, among others. Free dance and rap workshops and demonstrations will be held prior to the symposium for children, teens and adults.

Additional information available HERE.