Asiatic Static: Asian American Rappers, Negotiating Race with Oliver Wang

Sociology professor and arts journalist Oliver Wang will speak on Asian American emcees and hip-hop movements.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, 7 p.m.

Where: MultiCultural Ctr., Channel Islands Rd., UCSB, CA

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures


This conversation will look at how Asian American emcees have negotiated issues of race and authenticity over the last twenty-plus years. Wang will give a short history of Asian American hip-hop and discuss various strategies these rappers have pursued in regards to how they do (or do not) present racial identity through their music. Oliver Wang is Associate Professor of Sociology at CSU-Long Beach and writes on music and culture for NPR, the Los Angeles Times, and KCET's ArtBound.

Part of the Race Matters series.

Phone: 805-893-8411

Event posted Dec. 28, 2012
Last updated Jan. 17, 2013


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