Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cipher of Styles: Exploring the Filipino Hip Hop Diaspora

Akei Music Working Group Popular Music Initiative,
Independent Cultural Xchange, the
UP College of Music Department of Musicology and
UP Manila Musicians' Organization (UP-MOrg)
musiKolokya - Popular Music Series
Cipher of Styles: Exploring the Filipino Hip Hop Diaspora

by Mark V []
5:30PM - July 22, 2011 | Friday @ Instrumentaryo Asyano, Abelardo Hall- College of Music, UP Diliman, Quezon City

Sari-Sari Sounds podcast with Paolo Toledo []

Mark Villegas is a filmmaker and b-boy from California. He grew up in Florida where he was immersed in the hip-hop scene where Filipino-Americans were integral. His films investigate and document the intimacies of Filipino and Filipino-Americans with hip-hop culture. He is also a Ph.D. student in the Culture and Theory Program at the University of California, Irvine. He received degrees in sociology and political science at the University of Florida and his master's degree in Asian-American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He recently presented a paper, "Cipher in the Dark: Filipino-American Significations of Hip-Hop," at the Association of Asian-American Studies Conference in New Orleans. His popular blog "Hip Hop Lives: Traditions of Filipino Performance" is coming to its 5th-year anniversary [].

musiKolokya of the UP Department of Musicology
Ang musiKolokya ay tagpuan ng mga mag-aaral, guro, mananaliksik, manlilikha, artista, kritiko at manunulat sa musika. Layon ng tagpuan ang pagpalitan ng mga ideya at pananaw tungo sa pagpapayaman ng kaalaman sa musika, kultura at lipunan. Ang mga diskusyon, bagama't malalim ay impormal at kaayaya. Ang tagpuan ay bukas para sa lahat. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, tumawag sa telepono bilang 981-8500 lokal 2635 o magpadala ng e-mail kay Dr. Verne dela Peña, tagapangulo ng Departamento ng Musicology o sa

Akei Music Working Group Popular Music Initiative
The Music Working Group of Akei believes that the Philippine music ecosystem and the elements constituting it--the artistes, industry personnel and education institutions--could all be further enhanced to make them all globally competitive. For our first program, the Popular Music Initiative, we will focus on popular music studies as a subdiscipline of musicology including its practice and media resources.

Independent Cultural Xchange
Independent Cultural Xchange (ICX) aims to transform partying into an art (plat)form through delivering singular parties that are considered not as just events but more as experiences.

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