Peace, on this episode Chris and REC were joined on the phone by author Sujatha Fernandes to talk about her work exploring the global dimensions of Hip-Hop from Paris to Caracas to Australia. As she writes in her latest book, Close to the Edge (Verso 2011) “The story of the global spread of hip hop is itself one of movement. A movement of ideas, a movement of commodities, a movement of people. If there is anything that marks this moment, it is as much the motion and mobility that bring us together as it is the boundaries and borders that divide us. Hip hop is a force defined by rupture and flow, and it remains to be seen whether global hip hoppers can reinvent themselves in the diaspora and build enduring links with their homelands” (189). We also briefly provide an update on the Occupy Wall Street mobilization, as well as hear commentary from Mumia Abu Jamal. Enjoy & Circulate!
Archive for the ‘Hunger Strike (CA)’ Category
Peace. On this episode, Rosa Clemente, a long-time Hip-Hop activist and new addition to the TRGGR Radio fam, joined Chris and Rec for her first show with the crew. Featured guests include MANUEL La FONTAINE of the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity coalition, CLIFF THORNTON of Efficacy, local activist LISA DiPIANO on urban homesteading, and last but not least, BK emcee TALIB KWELI who spoke with us from Pittsfield, Massachusetts just before his show at the Colonial Theatre. Enjoy!