NSU Art Museum’s symposium History of Art and Hip Hop in South Florida,
coinciding with the presentation of the rap musical Hamilton at Broward Center
for the Performing Arts, explores the rich and distinct developments of this
interdisciplinary genre in the region.
Featuring artists and performers steeped in Southern hip hop, this symposium
addresses the expansion of the genre in South Florida in the 1980s with its unique
fusion of Reggae, West Indian, Latino, and African music and dance with early rap
and Miami bass, the role pirate radio and Broward-based WEDR radio played in
broadcasting this unique blend, and how it influenced the work of South Florida
Participants include artists william cordova, Luis Gispert, and Kandy Lopez, among
others. Free dance and rap workshops and demonstrations will be held prior to
the symposium for children, teens and adults.
This event takes place during NSU Art Museum’s Free First Thursday’s Starry Nights.
Free admission but seating is limited.