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K-State Today

September 17, 2014



American ethnic studies brings hip-hop to K-State

By Shireen Roshanravan

From left to right, visiting hip-hop artists: Cihuatle Ce, Hologram Kizzie, Shining Soul and Rocky Rivera

Want to get down, get inspired and raise your consciousness with some of the hottest hip-hop artists on the underground scene today? The American ethnic studies department and American Ethnic Studies Student Association will host "Hip-Hop at K-State: Rize and Decolonize!" at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the K-State Union Ballroom.

The event will feature a panel discussion and performances by hip-hop artists Cihuatl Ce, Shining Soul, Hologram Kizzie, or Psalm One, and Rocky Rivera. Each of the visiting hip-hop artists gives voice to community struggles for a multicultural America that embraces the perspectives of Asian American, Chicana/o, Native American and African-American peoples.

Come ready to be moved and rise up as these artists discuss and perform the ways hip-hop remains a powerful medium to promote social justice and multicultural awareness across the globe. Cihuatl Ce, Shining Soul and Hologram Kizzie also will be present to celebrate new beginnings with the American ethnic studies department at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept, 19, in the Douglass Center Annex, 901 Yuma St. Food and drinks will be provided and all are welcome.

With the generous support of the Arts & Sciences College Committee on Diversity, the Diversity Programming Council, the DOW Center for Multicultural and Community Studies, housing and dining services, leadership studies and women's studies, this event is free and open to the public.

For more information about both the Friday and Saturday events and the artists, please go to the American ethnic studies department news and events.