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Run Towards Fear: Hip Hop, Art, and the Discovery of Identity

Presentation and Conversation with Bakari Kitwana & Janne Sirén, moderated by Keiah Shauku

Friday, May 3, 2024

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Photo: Rosen-Jones Photography

Lipsey Auditorium, Knox Building

If you think that you don’t belong in this museum, this talk is for you. Please join the Buffalo AKG as we host a panel discussion that will explore the question of whether people make art, or whether art makes people, with renowned Hip-Hop scholar Bakari Kitwana.  

Kitwana, who served as the editor for The Source magazine, has had a unique perch from which to observe the changes in Hip-Hop culture, African American culture, and international youth culture. His extensive background will contribute to a robust discussion.  

In Run Towards Fear, the AKG will explore, with its panelists and audience, how both Hip-Hop and modern and contemporary art were created in response to culture, as well as their roles in shaping it. 


This event is part of M&T FIRST FRIDAYS. M&T FIRST FRIDAYS is presented by M&T Bank.

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