Emerald Street: A History Of Hip-Hop In Seattle
18 NOV 2020 | 7 PM PST
On Wednesday, November 18th at 7 pm, wrapping up the celebration is a conversation with Dr. Daudi Abe and Jazmyn Scott, to discuss his brand new book, Emerald Street: A History of Hip Hop in Seattle. Registration required: tiny.cc/daudiabe
Dr. Daudi Abe is Professor of Humanities at Seattle Central College and author of “6 ‘N the Morning: West Coast Hip-Hop Music 1987-1992” and “The Transformation of Mainstream Culture.”
In ‘Emerald Street’, Daudi Abe chronicles the development of Seattle hip-hop from its earliest days, drawing on interviews with artists and journalists to trace how the elements of hip hop–rapping, DJing, breaking, and graffiti–flourished in the Seattle scene. He shows how Seattle hip-hop culture goes beyond art and music, influencing politics, the relationships between communities of color and law enforcement, the changing media scene, and youth outreach and educational programs. The result is a rich narrative of a dynamic and influential force in Seattle music history and beyond.
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This program is presented in partnership with LANGSTON, Wa Na Wari, and Elliott Bay Book Company. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.