AcadeMIX (pronounced: "academics") is an annual hip hop symposium that seeks to explore the history, art, study, and performance of hip hop.
The inaugural symposium was held in spring 2008, and focused on the influences of international hip hop. In 2009, AcadeMIX asked, "what's the connection between social justice and hip hop?" and brought hip hop scholars and artists to answer that question though workshops, dialogue, and performances. Last year, AcadeMIX set out to find a connection between collegiate life and creativity. Through the theme of "Books and Beats", AcadeMIX combined the knowledge and experience of up-and-coming and established artists.
This year, with the theme of "Hip Hop History: And You Don't Stop", AcadeMIX will be bringing Haverford both a blast from the past and a look into the future with performances that range from Blue Scholars to Dj Jazzy Jeff. The panel will include intellectuals such as Professor Jesse Shipley, UPenn's own John Jackson, and Haverford alum Wilfredo Gomez.
AcadeMIX Panel: Hip Hop History: And You Don't Stop
Thursday, March 31, 2011
7:30pm - Zubrow Commons
Featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff, M1, Wilfredo Gomez, John Jackson and Professor Jesse Shipley.
AcadeMIX Hip Hop Concert
Friday, April 1, 2011
10pm - 2am - Founders Great Hall
Performances by DJ Jazzy Jeff, M1, and Blue Scholars.
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