La verdad : an international dialogue on hip hop Latinidades /

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Columbus : The Ohio State University Press,, United States, p.xiv, 317 pages ; (2016)



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hip-hop, History and criticism., Influence., Latin America, Latin America., Rap (Music), Social aspects, United States, United States.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Hip hop Latinidades: more than just rapping in Spanish / Melissa Castillo-Garsow and Jason Nichols -- Borderland hip hop rhetoric: identity and counterhegemony / Robert Tinajero -- !Ya basta con Latino!: the re-indigenization and re-africanization of hip hop / Pancho McFarland and Jared A. Ball -- From Panama to the Bay: Los Rakas's expressions of Afrolatinidad / Petra R. Rivera-Rideau -- Bandoleros: the Black spiritual identities of Tego Calderon and Don Omar / Jason Nichols -- "Te llevaste mi oro": ChocQuibTown and Afro-Colombian cultural memory / Christopher Dennis -- Now let's shake to this: viral power and flow from Harlem to Sao Paulo / Honey Crawford -- Collective amnesia / Bocafloja -- "Yo soy hip hop": transnationalism and authenticity in Mexican New York / Melissa Castillo-Garsow -- Graffiti and rap on Mexico's northern border: observing two youth practices-transgressions or reproductions of social order? / Lisset Anahi Jimenez Estudillo ; translated by Janelle Gondar -- Somos pocos pero somos locos: Chicano hip hop finds a small but captive audience in Taipei / Daniel Zarazua -- Chicana hip hop: expanding knowledge in the L.A. barrio / Diana Carolina Pelaez Rodriguez ; translated by Adriana Onita -- Daring to be "mujeres libres, lindas, locas": an interview with the ladies destroying crew of Nicaragua and Costa Rica / Jessica N. Pabon -- "Conscious Cuban rap": Krudas Cubensi and Supercronica Obsesion / Sandra Abd'Allah-Alvarez Ramirez ; translated by Janelle Gondar -- Ethnicity, race, nation, and the male voice in alteno hip hop in Bolivia / Maria Angela Riveros Pinto ; translated by Jocelyn Langer, Manuela Borzone, and Alexander Ponomareff -- Homosexuals, hemophiliacs, heroin addicts, and Haitians: how hip hop transformed Haitian stigmatization into a source of pride / Stephanie Melyon-Reinette -- Hip hop culture bridges gaps between young Caribbean citizens / Steve Gadet -- AfroReggae and Grupo Cultural AfroReggae: a study of the early years / Sarah Soanirina Ohmer."From its earliest days, hip hop was more than just music, encapsulating the ideas of community and exchange. Artists like Mellow Man Ace and Kid Frost opened doors by infusing Spanish into their lyrics, calling for racial and social equality; others employed hip hop to comment on the effects of neo-liberalization and global capital. In recent decades, the cultural exchange has expanded--the music traveling from the United States to Latin America and back as visual artists, music producers, MCs, vocalists, and dancers combine their Latin cultures with influences from north of the U.S. border to create new artistic experiences. And while there is an extensive body of work on U.S. hip hop, it continues to evolve in an increasingly multilingual, multiethnic, intergenerational, and global collection of cultural expressions. A truly international effort, La Verdad: An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades brings together exciting new work about Latino/a hip hop across more than a dozen countries, from scholars and practitioners in the United States and in Latin America, highlighting in new ways the participation of women, indigenous peoples, and Afro-descendants in a reimagined global, hip hop nation. From graffitera crews in Costa Rica and Nicaragua to Mexican hip hop in New York, from Aymara rap in Bolivia to Chicano rap in Taiwan, this volume explodes stereotypes of who consumes hip hop and how hip hop is consumed, lived, and performed. Examining hip hop movements in Spanish, English, Portuguese, Aymara, and Creole, La Verdad demonstrates that Latino hip hop is a multilingual expression of gender, indigeneity, activism, and social justice." -- Publisher's description