October 3, 2019, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Estilo Hip Hop Ten Years Later: Changing the World through Music, Agency, and Voice
107 Suffolk St., New York City
In her first film, Estilo Hip Hop (2009), Loira Limbal offers viewers an insider’s view into the personal stories of hip-hop practitioners in Chile, Cuba, and Brazil, tracing striking parallels in their lives, experiences, struggles, and consciousness as Latinos and throughout the Afrodiaspora. Following a screening of the film, Limbal, scholar and filmmaker C. Daniel Dawson, and educator and organizer Marinieves Alba will explore how, a decade later, issues of agency and identity, ventilated through music, film, and voice, continue to bear relevance today. Online RSVP is required; tickets are $12. This event is presented by the Folklife Festival’s Brazil in D.C. initiative, in partnership with the Liberación Film Festival. This program received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.