The Center for Ethnomusicology is pleased to announce two events featuring Detroit-based rapper, producer, filmmaker, and social activist Sacramento Knoxx.
Performance/Hangout/Discussion (open to public)
Friday October 21
701C Dodge Hall (Center for Ethnomusicology, Columbia Morningside Campus)
Refreshments to be served, open to the public
Class Session for "Music in Contemporary Native America" (open to public with limited seating)
Thursday October 20
701C Dodge Hall
Visitors welcome, please defer to students registered in class during discussions
About Knoxx: Sacramento Knoxx is a Detroit-based Anishinaabe/Chicanx rapper, producer, media artist, poet, and social activist. His work has been widely recognized in the press and online for its innovative blending of Indigenous and intersectional critiques and themes. He was recently recognized with the 2015 Gilda Award from the Kresge Foundation.
Knoxx writes: "The aadizookaan" is an Anishinaabe word that translates into the sacred spirit of the story, the messages we share and pass on in our visits. Knoxx uses multimedia art to build interconnections between many diverse audiences, artists, media makers, organizers, educators, cultural workers, students & the many layers of communities around the world. He explores ancestral & traditional knowledge systems using contemporary tools of hiphop culture & poetry, performance, video projections, dance, film & live music production for an innovative installation of beauty & creative storytelling to educate, inspire, & motivate. As he says, "I organize sound through motion and rhythm. My true divinity is within my ability to create. I make music. I'm a part of a movement for social change. The real revolution is the revolution of consciousness. Think and smile."
Learn more about Knoxx:
Sacramento Knoxx's website
Sacramento Knoxx YouTube Channel
Sacramento Knoxx on Bandcamp
Sacramento Knoxx on Facebook
Video of "Minobidmaadziwin" (collaboration with A Tribe Called Red)
Michigan Public Radio "How hip-hop helped this Ojibwe/Chicano Detroiter define himself."
Michigan Public Radio: "Detroit hip-hop musician combines art and activism."
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