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Brother Ali, "Race, Faith and Hip Hop", Wednesday, April 18, 7 p.m. in McKinnnon Hall, Moseley Center

Rhymesayers recording artist Brother Ali will perform and participate in a discussion about his music and its relationship to his understanding of race in the United States and his Muslim faith. 

Rhymesayers recording artist Brother Ali will perform and participate in a discussion about his music and its relationship to his understanding of race in the United States and his Muslim faith.

Brother Ali’s music over his 20-year career has evolved from expressions of teenage angst to advocacy for racial equity to spiritual exploration. His music has created a space for activism that brings Muslims and non-Muslims together to confront U.S. history and society’s treatment of minorities and the poor.

He has appeared on Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon and has been featured numerous times by NPR. His albums regularly appear in lists of the best underground. He currently records for independent grassroots record label Rhymesayers. 

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion, and Society; the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life; the philosophy department; and Department of Religious Studies.

 

Julie Steed,
Staff
11/20/2017 10:25 AM