Inter(Play) Hip Hop Symposium


Friday, May 1, 2015 - 10:30am

Inter(Play) Hip Hop Symposium – May 1 to May 3, 2015

Investigating Hip Hop's intersections with social justice, entertainment and identity, the Inter(Play) Hip Hop Symposium will feature talks and performance workshops by nationally and internationally recognized Hip Hop artists, scholars and Lehigh University students.

ASHERU, Hip Hop artist, educator, and youth activist, widely known for performing the opening and closing themes for the popular TV series, The Boondocks, as well as his pioneering and innovative efforts to forward the Hip Hop Education movement, will give a keynote address on Saturday, May 2nd at 12:00pm. Symposium attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops on beat-making, music technology; and health, wellness and healing.

The 5th Element Open Mic Show will be held at the Born into the Arts Dance Studio, minutes away from the Lehigh University campus. This show will feature a live DJ, guest artist performances, local MCs, B-Boy & B-Girl dance battles, spoken word poetry, graffiti art and more.

The symposium concludes on Day 3, with a Hip Hop theater play featuring Lehigh University students in Act Like You Know 7.0 Final Show, at the Diamond Theater in the Zoellner Arts Center.

For more details, check out the Inter(Play) Hip Hop Symposium website!