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Friday, March 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Digital Media/Music in Africa

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In recent years numerous hot, new digital musicians, hip-hop artists, and DJs are emerging from across Africa, making a mark on the global music scene. They blend hip-hop, house, reggae and rock with various local musical traditions from around Africa, while addressing prescient issues in Africa. Find out why some of the most creative digital music in the world is coming out of Africa and how African artists are working with new media.
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eLDee

CEO | Trybe Records/Iman Entertainment | In 1998, eLDee and his high school friend, “Kaboom” teamed up with “Freestyle”, and the group Trybesmen was born. Subsequently, eLDee founded his own independent label (Trybe Records) to support the group, and took the Nigerian music scene by storm with two hits in 1999; “Trybal Marks” and “Shake Bodi”. Trybesmen’s debut album “L.A.G. Style” was a massive hit and still a cult-classic... Read More →
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Rab Bakari

Pres CTO | Mixerpot LLC | Rab Bakari is an indispensable linchpin in the entertainment business. He has decades of hands-on experience as an authentic New York Hip Hop creator and a music corporate person. Rab Bakari has taken his experience as a DJ/Music Producer; Break Dancer; Graffiti Artist and Tech Geek in the heyday of New York’s 1980s/90s Hip Hop boom, around the world, mentoring and producing young, cutting edge Hip Hop artists in... Read More →
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DJ Black

Disc Jockey | Toontoom | Kwadwo Ampofo aka DJ Black aka Toontoom started to DJ in 1993 in Ofori Panin HighSchool, He joined the elite DJ Crew,Prime Cut in 1995 alongside veteran DJS like Azigiza Jnr, DJ Magic Sam ,DJ Rab, DJ Kakra, DJ Kofi ,Da Woodeman, etc.
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Jesse W. Shipley

Assoc Professor | Haverford College Dept of Anthropology | Jesse Shipley is a filmmaker, writer, and ethnographer who has worked in New York, London, Accra, and Johannesburg. He is the author of LIVING THE HIPLIFE: Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music (Duke University Press 2013). Along with a number of shorts and music videos his recent films include feature documentaries Living the Hiplife: Musical Life in the Streets of... Read More →
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Jesse W Shipley

Assoc Professor | Haverford College Dept of Anthropology | Jesse Shipley is a filmmaker, writer, and ethnographer who has worked in New York, London, Accra, and Johannesburg. He is the author of LIVING THE HIPLIFE: Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music (Duke University Press 2013). Along with a number of shorts and music videos his recent films include feature documentaries Living the Hiplife: Musical Life in the Streets of... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10C 500 E Cesar Chavez St