Global Hiphop, World Hiphop
Folk, World, & Country, Funk / Soul, Latin
Electronic, Funk / Soul, Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock
The focus of this book is to present the letter construction and artist ideas behind graffiti on paper. Numerous aspects of the style are explored: new school vs. old school, 2D vs. 3D, and characters vs. letters.
Cronicas are a popular literary genre in Latin America but less common in the Anglophone world. Chavez-Silverman (romance languages and literatures, Pomona College, CA) offers up her version of the meditative chronicles form, combining everyday observances and poetic memoir in pure Spanglish, reflecting her life in multiple lands and languages.
Martial arts student Leroy Green (Taimak) is on a quest to obtain the elusive all-powerful force known as "The Glow." Along the way he must battle the evil, self-proclaimed Shogun of Harlem- a kung fu warrior also known as Sho'nuff (Julius J. Carry III)- and rescue a beautiful singer (Prince protegee Vanity) from an obsessed record promoter.
Two of Cuba’s leading hip-hop groups, Obsesion and Doble Filo, have formed the collective La Fabri-K to showcase their art and to raise political consciousness.
When he was just twenty-nine years old, Mathieu Kassovitz took the international film world by storm with La haine (Hate), a gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in modern-day France, specifically in the low-income banlieue districts on Paris’s outskirts.
Inventos: Hip Hop Cubano provides unique insights into the Hip-Hop scene in Cuba and the reality of contemporary Cuban politics. The film follows the innovators of this musical movement to their homes, the stage and as they travel abroad for the first time. Inventos embodies the true spirit of Hip Hop, which is to create something powerful and useful out of what is seemingly impossible.