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Diversity and Inclusion

Hip-Hop and Reggaeton: The Lyrics/La Letral

October 16, 2019 at 6:00pm7:30pm EDT

Community Folk Art Center, Suite 100

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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 or by calling 315.443.9676.

This event was first published on September 16, 2019 and last updated on October 14, 2019.

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