This Friday July 17, 2009 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble y Latino Artists Round Table
Letra e Imagenes / Words and Images
Lectura y conversación con/ Reading and conversation with:
Raquel Z. Rivera, co-editor of the book Reggaeton
Loira Limbal & Virgilio Bravo, directors and producers of the documentary Estilo Hip-Hop filmed in Brazil, Chile y Cuba
Reading in English, conversation in English and Spanish
Estilo Hip Hop is in Spanish and Portuguese with English subtitles.
Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle
1972 Broadway at 66th street
TEL. (212) 595-6859
Reggaeton a hybrid of reggae and rap, reggaeton is a music with Spanish-language lyrics and Caribbean aesthetics that has taken Latin America, the United States, and the world by storm. Superstars-including Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, and Ivy Queen-garner international attention, while aspiring performers use digital technologies to create and circulate their own tracks. Reggaeton brings together critical assessments of this wildly popular genre. Journalists, scholars, and artists delve into reggaeton's local roots and its transnational dissemination; they parse the genre's aesthetics, particularly in relation to those of hip-hop; and they explore the debates about race, nation, gender, and sexuality generated by the music.
Estilo Hip Hop by Loira Limbal and Virgilio Bravo chronicles the lives of three hip hop enthusiasts from Brazil, Chile and Cuba who firmly believe that hip hop can change the world. These three inspirational leaders mobilize young people to become politically active. However as the stakes assume greater risks, the leaders are faced with challenges and have to make a life-altering decisions that ultimately impact the course of their lives and of the hip hop movement. Co-production of ITVS.