Sept. 17, 2019The NAU School of Music invites students, faculty and community members to the Fall 2019 Horizons Concert Series featuring four special performances. Concert … Read more about NAU School of Music announces the Fall 2019 Horizons Concert Series
NAU’s Ethnic Studies program is hosting its third annual Hip Hop Week April 25-29.
The week will feature a full slate of events including interactive hip hop workshops, live performances, a breakdancing film and discussion, “Rap, Race, Reality & Technology” and “The Art of Freestyle” presentations.
Tickets are required for the lecture by hip hop performer Chuck D of Public Enemy scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. The event is free for NAU students and $2 for the general public. All other… Read more
By Frederick Gooding Jr.
Lecturer, Ethnic Studies Program
Thirty years after Def Jam Records introduced a fresh, universal soundtrack to America, hip-hop has ceased to be an outlying art form performed by disaffected urban youth. It is now a worldwide phenomenon responsible for introducing us to names that have indelibly shaped our musical experiences—not only forever but, arguably, for the better.
Who hasn’t heard of hip-hop artists such as Run DMC, LL Cool J, Public Enemy or the Beastie Boys?… Read more