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"Making Beats, Producing Meaning: Musical Poetics in Hip Hop and Rap"

Thursday, September 24, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Music Rehearsal Room, Performing Arts Building
This event is open to the public.

Loren Kajikawa

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Musicology

University of Oregon, School of Music and Dance


Although dead for nearly two decades, Tupac Shakur (also known as 2Pac) endures as one of the most popular and iconic rappers in hip hop music. His talent and charisma as a rapper, however, tend to overshadow the collaborative nature of his work in the studio. Focusing on the song “Life Goes On” from the 1996 album All Eyez on Me, Kajikawa explains how the beats that 2Pac rapped over also convey meaning that is essential to the power of his music.


Presented by the Reed College Music Department with support from the Office of Institutional Diversity

For more information, contact Mark Burford.

Posted on Sep 16, 2015


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