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Hip-Hop Culture, Roots on Display at Oakland Museum

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An underground hip-hop club in San Francisco photographed in 1995 by Traci Bartlow.  (Photo: Traci Bartlow)

Hip-hop isn’t just a musical genre … it’s a world of art, culture and self-expression. That world is on vivid display at the Oakland Museum‘s new exhibition, Respect: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom. The show celebrates the Bay Area’s vibrant hip-hop scene and highlights the political, societal and musical forces behind it. In this hour, we’ll speak to some of the show’s contributors. And we’d like to hear from you: how has hip-hop changed your world?

More Information on the Exhibit (Oakland Museum of California website)

The Oakland Museum Gives Hip-Hop Due ‘Respect’ (KQED Arts)

Guests:
Eric Arnold, journalist; consulting curator, Respect: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom; communications director, Community Rejuvenation Project
Adisa Banjoko, president, Hip-Hop Chess Federation; principal consultant, Respect exhibition
Traci Bartlow, dancer; hip-hop dance scholar and photojournalist
Mystic, musician; Bay Area coordinator, Hip-Hop Caucus

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