Hip Hop and Its Influence on Global Culture, FREE

Butler University presents Hip Hop and Its Influence on Global Culture this Thursday, January 21 at Clowes Memorial Hall. This Indianapolis music event will feature an incredibly knowledgeable panel on hip hop, including artists, politicians, actors and social activists. The lecture will examine both the positive and negative influence that hip hop has had on all aspects of United States cultural and society. Speakers include Mathew Knowles, Jeff Johnson, Common, Sandy “Pepa” Denton, and the honorable Andre Carson. This Indianapolis event is FREE to all Indianapolis people.

Join the panel of speakers at Hip Hop and Its Influence on Global Culture as they discuss the many impacts that Hip Hop has had on the world. It is safe to say that the musical genre has influenced the way generations communicate and perceive one another. In addition, Hip Hop has had an effect on the economy, society, politics and cultural around the world. Its origins lay in Rap, Jazz, Blues and R&B, yet its unique musical characteristics set it apart from its predecessors.

The invited speakers offers a cross section of the Hip Hop industry. Mathew Knowles is the father and manager of Beyonce. As President of Music World Entertainment, he has his finger on the pulse of stardom in the Hip Hop world. Jeff Johnson is host of BET’s “The Truth with Jeff Johnson.” His television program offers a variety of perspectives from the African American community on current events. In addition, Johnson is a well known political and social activist.

Common is a Grammy Award winning artist. His fame has taken him around the globe, as he carved his own lacuna in the Hip Hop world. His work as a musician and as an actor have made him a reputable source of information on Hip Hop. Sandy “Pepa” Denton is a pioneer in Hip Hop and member of the legendary group Salt-N-Pepa. In the 1980s, her meteoric rise to fame broke the boundaries of what many thought was possible for women in the music industry. Finally, the Honorable Andre Carson is an elected representative for Indiana’s 10th District (Indianapolis). As a African American Democrat in the Indiana State Legislature, Carson offers a perspective on the political perceptions of Hip Hop and the genre’s influence on politics.

For more information about this Indianapolis education event, visit Clowes Memorial Hall’s website. Remember, this Indianapolis event is FREE to everyone, offering the Indianapolis community a chance to understand an important sphere of today’s society.

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Hip Hop and Its Influence on Global Cultural
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Clowes Memorial Hall

4602 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208