Hip Hop and Peace: Featuring Brother Ali and Omar Offendum
Featuring TED-style presentations and mini musical sets from internationally-known hip hop artists Brother Ali and Omar Offendum. Each artist will speak about their music, their roles as activists and humanitarians, the social and moral dimensions of their music as a force to unite communities, and whether artists have a special moral responsibility. Artist presentations followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A. This event is ticketed separately; $15 general admission.
NOTE: DOORS AT 7:15, BEGINS AT 8:00 PM
Brother Ali is a hip hop artist, speaker and activist from Minneapolis. His distinguished resume includes six critically acclaimed albums, and mentorships with iconic hip hop legends Chuck D and Rakim. and performances on late night talk shows with Conan O Brien, Jimmy Fallon and Craig Ferguson. Ali’s latest album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, was issued in 2012 and is his commentary on the political, socioeconomic, and cultural suffering in modern American life. It also is a... Read More →
Syrian-American Hip Hop Artist
Omar Offendum is a Syrian-American Hip-Hop artist - born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington DC and living in Los Angeles. He has been featured on several major news outlets (Aljazeera, PBS, LA Time, Rolling Stone, VICE, The New York Times, The European), toured the world to promote his ground-breaking music, helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various humanitarian relief organizations, lectured at a number of prestigious academic institutions, and most recently been... Read More →
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