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“Hip Hop and the African Diaspora” Topic of Lecture at Creighton University

“Hip Hop and the African Diaspora” Topic of Lecture at Creighton University

Creighton University Affirmative Action, Black Studies and the World Literature program present Portia K. Maultsby, Ph.D., ethnomusicologist and professor of hip-hop at Indiana University, who will speak at 7 p.m., Friday, April 16 at the Mike and Josie Harper Center for Student Life and Learning, room 3029.

The lecture titled "Hip Hop and the African Diaspora: a Fusion of Traditions" is free to the public.

Maultsby is a professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and director of the Archives of African American Music and Culture at Indiana University. She has served as general consultant, artistic advisor, and editorial assistant for a two-week festival Honor! Festival Celebrating American’s African American Roots that celebrated African American music and culture that was curated by soprano Jessye Norman and organized by Carnegie Hall in March 2009. She also developed and wrote the text for a historical, interactive timeline on African American music permanently featured on Carnegie Hall’s web site http://www.carnegiehall.org/honor/history/index.aspx.

Maultsby also has been involved in multimedia productions for museums as well as film and radio productions. She appears in the PBS documentary Record Row: The Cradle of Rhythm & Blues and in the BCC documentary, “Southern Soul,”. Maultsby also selected and edited music for the Black history documentary, "Eyes on the Prize II" produced by Blackside Productions for PBS.