Friday, October 5th, @ 12:40 – Hip Hop Philosophy
Lorne Watson Recital Hall, School of Music, Brandon University
A talk by Jérémie McEwen
Professor of philosophy and musician Jérémie McEwen teaches at College Montmorency (Quebec) where he developed the first ever philosophy of hip-hop course. He was part of the jazz-hip hop group, Nul si découvert, for ten years before starting a punk-rap duo, La Brigade des moeurs, with his acolyte Xavier Constant. He is currently working on a manuscript about the history and philosophy of hip hop, which will be published in August 2019 by Éditions XYZ, where he published a first essay, Avant je criais fort, in February 2018. His research has taken him to New York and Paris via Atlanta, on the trail of this ever-growing cultural phenomenon, born forty-five years ago in the Bronx.
co-sponsored by the Institute for Research in Music and Community, The Brandon University Jazz Program and Dr. Eftihia Mihelakis, Assistant Professor, French and Modern Languages/Gender & Women’s Studies