Stan Getz LibraryDemocracy in Dakar Screening with Special Guests

Wednesday / July 18, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Follow rappers, DJs, journalists, professors, and people on the street, bridging the gap between hip-hop activism and video journalism in a documentary film that explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process.

African Underground: Democracy in Dakar is a groundbreaking documentary film about hip-hop youth and politics in Dakar, Senegal. The film follows rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time before during and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal and examines hip-hop's role on the political process. The documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism and documentary film and explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process.

Join us for a post-screening discussion with filmmaker Magee Mcllvaine and Daniel Cantor, assistant professor of songwriting and film sound mixer.

Cosponsored by Stan Getz Library and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

Admission: 
Free