Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hip-hop Kichwa: Sounds of indigenous modernity - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Hip-hop Kichwa: Sounds of indigenous modernity - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

"You know hip-hop has become a universal language when indigenous peoples from the Andes use art forms developed by African-Americans in the south Bronx to contest power structures in Paris. It's not only that indigenous hip-hop represents the cosmopolitan, pop face of ancestral cultures. It is that hip-hop has become a tool to sing other worlds into existence, contributing alternative imaginaries in the pursuit for more, better democracies."

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