Monday, March 29, 2010

Bronx African American History Project: History of Hip Hop in Paris

Fordham professor Dr. Mark Naison shared with us a new video on French Hip Hop and French Racism produced by the Bronx African American History Project with the help of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Karima Zerrou of Tala Entertainment Services and Charlie Johnson of the Bronx African American History Project collaborated on the Production. Along with Dr Jane Edward and Dr Benjamin Hayford, Dr. Naison, conducted the interviews.

What does this have to do with Fordham? Hip hop started in the Bronx in the 1960s, and has since become a global phenomonon, influencing cities and their people around the world. This video traces the history of hip hop in Paris, and the role that hip hop plays as the voice of disfranchised peoples in the City of Lights.

This video was filmed at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, with the help of Museum program director Sergio Bessa.

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