More Than Rhythm: A Black Music Series Featuring Benny Starr
Friday, June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10 – $20.00
For the third program of the More Than Rhythm series, we invite SC Lowcountry native and consciousness-raising hip-hop artist Benny Starr. After a sit-down with host Dr. Birgitta Johnson, the recent US Water Alliance Artist-in-Residence performs with a full band to help celebrate Black Music Month.
Contemporary topics, lyrical imagery, and live instrumentation have long been hallmarks of popular music, and that is especially true for hip-hop. Hip-hop has become the number-one genre of music in the U.S., with a global influence that connects communities around the world beyond boundaries of race, class, and even language. Like the blues, jazz, soul, and disco that form its roots, hip-hop continues the tradition of music reflecting the joys and pains of the world around us over raw beats and rhythms.
Presented by the Baker & Baker Foundation. This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.