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Gareth Dylan Smith (Boston University College of Fine Arts)

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START DATE 25 October 2022
START TIME 05:30pm

Concert Room (G274) or join online

END DATE 25 October 2022
END TIME 06:30pm

Eric Hunter (Music Managers Forum)

Rap, Racism, and Punk Pedagogy

As Educational sociologist Bettina Love has noted, racism is, ‘in many ways, what makes America, America.’ This talk explores     how three rappers and a rap group tackle racism head-on in their lyrics. Drawing on Kahn-Egan’s (1998) five tenets of punk pedagogy, Smith characterizes these rappers’ musical praxis as powerfully, pedagogically punk.

Dr Gareth Dylan Smith is Assistant Professor of Music at Boston University and a drummer. His research interests include drum kit studies, sociology of music education and meaningfulness in music-making. His most recent book is A Philosophy of Playing Drum Kit: Magical Nexus. See also garethdylansmith.com.

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