Shots Fired: Examining Hip Hop’s Lyrical Canon

Shots Fired: Examining Hip Hop’s Lyrical Canon

Presented by Dasan Ahanu

Monday, January 18, 2016 at 7 pm

Join educator, performance artist, emcee and renowned Spoken Word artist Dasan Ahanu as he explores hip-hop’s deep and enduring artistry and the qualities that define rap’s daring wordsmiths. This presentation was developed as part of the Harvard fellowship.

Dasan Ahanu is the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellow with the Hip Hop Archive and Research Institute at Harvard University. He is a public speaker, organizer, workshop facilitator, poet, spoken word artists and emcee born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a President of the Black Jedi Chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation and a loyal Hip Hop head. A regular guest on national radio and TV, he is has been active as a recording artist and regularly hosts poetry, jazz, and Hip Hop cultural events in North Carolina. He is a resident artist at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham and heavily involved in arts curation and organizing across the Triangle area.

Free (donations welcome)