Xavier's Black Student Association presents free events to celebrate Hip Hop Week

The events each evening highlighting the development of hip hop music are open to the public | October 26, 2009

Hip Hop Week on Xavier’s campus is a week of free activities and events each evening. The events, which are open to the public, explore the development, impact and wide reach of hip hop music on American culture and include Hip Hop Jeopardy on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Hip Hop Week begins Monday, Oct. 26, and concludes Friday, Oct. 30. The events each day are at 7:00 p.m. at different locations on campus.

Hip Hop is a musical genre which began in the 1970s and is primarily African-American with Jamaican influence. It is comprised of loop, rapping, freestyle, scratching and beatboxing and is used to express political, social and personal issues.

The week’s events are sponsored by Xavier’s Black Student Association. For more information, call 513-745-3181 or e-mail bsa@xavier.edu. A list of events is included below:

Monday, Oct. 26
The Impact of the Media on Hip Hop, Derrick Jenkins, African American Cultural and Research Center, University of Cincinnati, Clock Tower Lounge, Gallagher Student Center, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 27
From the Streets to the Board Room, Richard Harris, P3 Secure, Kelley Auditorium, Alter Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 28
Hip Hop Jeopardy, 103 Albers Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 29
The Space between Rhythm and Rhymes, Charnessa Paige, Center for Multicultural Affairs, Diversity and Community Involvement, Eastern Michigan University, Gallagher Student Center Theater, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 30
Spoken Word: A Look at Poetry Past and Present, hosted by Elament, spoken word artist, Gallagher Student Center, Room 330, 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit, Leadership in Hip Hop, on display in the Gallagher Student Center.