A new book from Raquel Z. Rivera
This anthology introduces a chapter in hip hop history that brings it all back home, back to our transnational Afro-Spanish-speaking countries and diasporas and ‘hoods where young people are going through their hip-hop ecstasies and traumas, but in their own language and in their own unique and hitherto unknown style.
A book with one of my favorite writers and one of my favorite artists doing the cover = perfection. This anthology is the first critical look into the world of Reggaeton and its transnational roots. Rivera’s new book is already available to buy, but Hunter is having a book party on Thursday May 7th, 2009 @ 6:30pm to celebrate. (Hunter College, West Building, 8th Floor Faculty Dining Room)
Featured Speaker: Juan Flores, New York University
Presenters: Miguel Luciano, visual artist; Alexandra T. Vazquez, Princeton University; and Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Columbia University
Music by DJ Mellow G