Members of the campus community are invited to join this round table discussion about hip-hop and reggaeton music genres as part of a larger project highlighting urban culture and life in the barrios.
- Biko Mandela Gray
College of Arts & Sciences, assistant professor of Religion, author of “Breaking Bread, Breaking Beats: Churches and Hip-Hop”
- David Knapp
Setnor School of Music/School of Education Assistant Professor of Music Education, taught in schools and universities in the United Arab Emirates; research includes multicultural music, Islam, and Arab Hip-Hop.
- Hasan “DJ Maestro” Stephens
Executive Director of Good Life Youth Foundation; professional DJ, teaches at-risk youth business and life skills, interrupting the cycle of poverty and violence in Syracuse.
- Liamna Pestana Roche
Setnor School of Music student, vocalist, Spanish and Caribbean music historian, co-founder of the Tropos Music project in Syracuse, recent work includes research on the Reggaeton ban in Cuba.
- Roberto Luis Pérez
College of Arts and Sciences, Spanish program graduate student, professional Latin music DJ, dancer, choreographer, co-founder of La Familia de La Salsa in Syracuse.
- Todd Herreman
Setnor School of Music, associate teaching professor of Music Industry & Technologies, Los Angeles-based producer, songwriter, composer, engineer; multiple gold and platinum records.
Sponsored by La Casita Cultural Center. For additional information, questions or to request accommodations please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 315.443.9676.
This event was first published on September 16, 2019 and last updated on October 14, 2019.