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October 14, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Allbritton Hall, Rm 311, Wesleyan University
Akua Naru will share her music and speak on “Women in Hip-Hop, Contemporary Black Culture, and the Role of College Radio.”
Independent artist and founder of The Keeper Project – a multi-media archive which chronicles the role of women in the creation and evolution of hip-hop music and culture – Akua Naru was awarded the prestigious Nasir Jones Fellowship at Harvard University and is currently an artist-in-residence at Brown University.
Since her 2010 debut, The Journey Aflame, she has released 2 studio albums; The Miner’s Canary (2015), and the Blackest Joy (2017), and a live Recording: Live and Aflame Sessions (2012). She has performed in more than fifty countries and has become a highly sought lecturer.
Please join us in learning more about Akua Naru’s music and artistic inspirations as part of the WESU 80th Anniversary Events Series.
October 14, 2019, All Day
October 14, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Housing Authority Conference Room, 150 William Street