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Music and African American Empowerment (Q&A): Andrew Aoki, May 2014

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Notes from the Underground: Popular Music and African American Empowerment" This research examines the role that popular culture can play in political and social change, with a focus on the interaction of popular music and racial hierarchy. Looking at two eras of musical innovation—the early years of rock and roll, and the emergence of hip hop into prominence in the 1980s and 1990s—Aoki considers the extent to which the new musical forms worked to challenge cultural and racial hegemony.
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