Diversity and Inclusion

Hip-Hop and Reggaeton: The Lyrics/La Letral

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

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 oma@syr.edu 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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