Robin Riskin ’12 organized a Tri-College symposium, GMGE: Ghanaian Music//Global Entrepreneurship, that brought some of the most innovative musicians from Ghana to campus for a concert, a screening and a panel series to explore how these artists have harnessed the powers of new media to create a global movement through music.
When Columbia University PhD candidate (and project coordinator of the Malcolm X Project) Zahir Ali came to campus to talk about the intersection of hip-hop and Islam, he didn’t just come to lecture. Last Thursday Chase Auditorium was full of the sights and sounds of hip-hop itself, making the topic come alive.
This past weekend marked one of the most highly anticipated events on the College’s annual calendar: Haverfest. It’s two days of music, food and inflatable “rides” (e.g., the Moonbounce) on Founders Green that celebrate the end of classes every year.
During his artist-scholar in residence stay on campus, M1 (of Dead Prez) hosted a showcase for campus spoken-word poetry crew, the Squad.