PechaKucha Presentation

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Rob Judges

Artist, Deejay, Tastemaker in Tokyo

I'm Not Actually Speaking Tonight, I'm Rapping


Tokyo-based visual artist Rob Judges takes us on a tour of his work with a hip hop hippity hop style. Yes, the man can rap, and you'll have fun listening to him as he shares what he's been working on of late.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 12, 2013.

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Fear of a Black Planet

@ VOL 9 ON FEB 23, 2012

Tim is a DJ, producer, promoter, and entertainer whose work has both a sense of humor and wonder. Hear him rap through most of his presentation, as he shares his love of music and hip-hop -- something he can't help but want to spread to others. 

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What Happened to Hip Hop That Got Tupac and Big Shot

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2012

In his presentation, David Hammon (Joint Managing Director of Scenic World) walks you through the conspiracy that revolves around who killed Biggie and Tupac, a tale of East Coast vs. West Coast gangster rap. (in English)

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Hip-Hop Heroes

@ VOL 106 ON SEP 20, 2013

The B-BOYGER group is not comprised of your average everyday heroes; they are a unique and hilarious group of dance champions. Here they present their antics, accomplishments, inspirations, and future plans. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

This presentation was part of the PechaKucha Global Night 2013, and follows the theme of "hidden heroes."

"Presentation of the Day" on October 2, 2013.

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Crossover Rap Funk Hop

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 27, 2014

What happens if you mix up PechaKucha with "Crossover Rap Funk Hop" from Vorarlberg? The guys from the band LinksabbiegA thought it’s time to give it a try. They tell us the story of their band and give us a taste of the music they create. (In German)

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A Yemeni Female Rapper

@ VOL 1 ON FEB 22, 2014

In her native Arabic and a bit of English, female Yemeni rapper Amani Yahya shares the trials and triumphs of pursuing her art against all odds. She speaks about the support and encouragement she’s received from her friends and community, her rap style, and how she’s challenged cultural norms to do what she loves.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 24, 2014.

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Hip Hop Hooray

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 28, 2013

Fotosynthese is Breda's youngest and most well known MC. Apart from one million views on 101Barz, his Rookie Of The Year nomination at the State Awards, the fact that he was the youngest Hip Hop finalist ever Grote Prijs, and his more than 100 appearances at parties and festivals one thing is clear: Fotosynthese is here to stay (in school).

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Rap Mapping and the Everyday

@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

This conceptual project is steeped in both community engagement and storytelling as an investigative tool. As studio critic Jennifer Bonner outlined in ATL: A Guide to the Dirty South, there is a rivalry in east coast and west coast design, like the rivalry between east coast and west coast rap. The importance of cultural identity and community through narrative are essential in the South - so much that legends are accepted simply because they they convey moral lessons. There is a paradox in storytelling and fact, but not in legitimacy. Liz Teston explores the role of placemaking within the cultural context of Atlanta and it's rap history. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 24, 2014.

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What is Hip Hop

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 06, 2016

A-MINUS shares on his community outreach project and positive Hip-Hop. A-MINUS is a positive hip-hop artist from Akron, Ohio who is creating his own lane by starting a movement through community outreach in an effort to change the negative mindset of youth.

His trademarked brand "ALIEN NATION" serves as a clothing line and an independent record label. The motto is "DARE 2 BE DIFFERENT". A-MINUS has performed at various venues/schools throughout the state of Ohio and has opened up for legendary artist/groups such as Rakim, Whodini & Slum Village. He has released two mixtapes: The Alien has Landed VOL. I & II and his debut single "Take it Higher" Feat. N'Sight available on iTunes is in current rotation on WZIP 88.1FM (The University of Akron). It is the most requested song in station history. As a writer, his style has been compared to Grammy award winning artists like Lecrae, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. A-MINUS is also a co-host for an online podcast called "The What's Really Good Show".

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Hip Hop Hooray

@ VOL 6 ON SEP 13, 2016

Jon Torrens shares useful strategies that he's learnt from listening to rap music. From Big Daddy Kane to Eminem, there are vital lessons to be learnt, in terms of motivation and creativity.