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Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20560
Msia Kibona Clark, assistant professor of African Studies at Howard University, examines the historical roots of hip-hop culture as part of the flow of black music between the continent and the diaspora and the use of hip-hop as a creative tool for challenging political institutions, social problems, and gender norms— including immigration, feminism, economic disparity.
Clark’s newly released book, Hip-Hop in Africa: Prophets of the City and Dustyfoot Philosophers (2018), is available for purchase.
«Hip-Hop in Africa is a tribute to a genre and its artists as well as a timely examination that pushes the study of music and diaspora in critical new directions.» —Akosua Adomako Ampofo