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Friday, March 18 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Music Is The Weapon: Empowering Communities Through Music

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Musician/artist-led movements and grass-roots initiatives are sprouting up around the world and are working on making the dialogue between producer and consumer more organic. These artists not only connect with their audiences by addressing social injustice, racism, and the effects of globalization in their music, they actually go to the under-served and divided neighborhoods. They organize, support public programs and provide creative outlets for disenfranchised youth. This panel will focus on the work of such artist-led movements, the effect they have within the various communities, and what we as musicians, industry executives, and the media can learn from such movements about community engagement.
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avatar for Delphine Fawundu Buford

Delphine Fawundu Buford

PhotographerAdama ImagesDELPHINE FAWUNDU-BUFORD is an award winning photographer and educator. She has been documenting hip-hop culture for over 15 years. She is currently producing a multi-media project on West African Hip-Hop.
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Benjamin Herson

FounderNomadic Wax LLCBEN HERSON is the founder and Executive Director of Nomadic Wax – a fair trade music, film and events production company with a focus on presenting politically and socially conscious music from around the world. Herson graduated with a B.A. in African Studies... Read More →
avatar for Christopher  (Gidon) Ockletree

Christopher (Gidon) Ockletree

Co-FounderThe Cipher-Austin's Hip Hop ProjectGIDON is co-founder of the hip hop group  "Public Offenders" (2002) who have created three albums addressing conditions of injustice. Gidon is also the co-founder of the nonprofit organization The Cipher-Austin's Hip Hop Project (2007... Read More →
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Ngozi Odita

Founder / Creative DirectorSociety HAENgozi Odita is founder of Society HAE (SHAE) an online media site and production company that promotes emerging art and culture from a global perspective. Odita serves as SHAE’s Creative Director and Executive Producer. In the role of Creative... Read More →
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Immortal Technique

ArtistImmortal Technique


Friday March 18, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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