Hip Hop vs. Neoliberalism

Hip hop vs. Neoliberalism workshop with Rebel Diaz on March 2nd at 3pm
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
Washington Square South
New York, NY , USA
Thursday, March 2, 3:00pm4:30pm

Urban Democracy Lab will host Rebel Diaz for a multimedia workshop focuses on the parallel histories of Hip-Hop culture, Neoliberalism, and the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Through personal stories and surveying of historical data that places Hip-Hop history in conversation with economic trends, they examine Neoliberalism’s effect on Hip-Hop culture and the communities that gave it birth.

Rebel Diaz are brothers and political refugees from Chile who fled a CIA-funded dictatorship in the 1970s. The brothers are rebel-rappers, whose bilingual sound is shaped by pieces of South American folk, house and latin percussion with boom-bap breaks and 808s. Through rebel rap, they share their story and those of their people.

They will be joined by Chilean youth organizers, Victor Chanfreau and Amanda Ceas. Victor Chanfreau and Amanda Ceas were the high school student leaders of the October 18th, 2019 student protests in Chile that grew into a nationwide movement.

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023

Time: 3:00- 4:30PM

Place: *In-person* KJCC Auditorium 53 Washington Square South



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