RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 24 Music Matters XXI – Lecture by Dr. Justin Williams (University of Bristol)

RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 24! (TOMORROW) Due to the unfortunate event of a cancelled flight, the lecture of dr. Justin williams has been rescheduled!
We hope you will join us TOMORROW at 16h in ROOM 13.14.0014 Harmony building “Onder de Bogen” 🙂

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media and ICOG invites you to the third Music Matters XXI Concert and Lecture Series of 2018 on Friday April 20th. 

At 16:00 we host Dr. Justin Williams (University of Bristol) in a guest lecture on the topic of

“ Brithop: Rap Music in the United Kingdom” 

Time: 16:00
Place. Room 13.14.0014 (Onder de Bogen – Harmony Building)​í
Free of admission – No registration required

Despite developing in multiple regions of the Anglophone world, punk rock music arguably has the strongest associations with (white) England and English popular music (e.g. Sex Pistols, The Clash), and its aesthetics have continued to pervade British popular music ever since. In a different generic realm, hiphop aesthetics are rooted in African-American traditions, but have now spread globally to create regional variants, performing their locality and difference in diverse ways. This paper looks at recent UK hiphop artists that use punk aesthetics to carve a unique space to critique class, race and Britishness post-Empire. Using examples from the Sleaford Mods and Lethal Bizzle, I seek to outline the intersection between hiphop and punk aesthetics in UK hiphop as complex negotiation of history, race, class and resistance.  

Justin A. Williams is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Bristol, UK. He is the author of Rhymin’ and Stealin’: Musical Borrowing in Hip- Hop (University of Michigan Press, 2013), editor of the Cambridge Companion to Hip- Hop (CUP, 2015), and co-editor (with Katherine Williams) of the Cambridge Companion to the Singer- Songwriter (CUP, 2016) and The Singer- Songwriter Handbook (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017). In 2017, he was awarded a Leadership Fellowship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) for a project on Regional Rap in the United Kingdom.