SBS Downtown Lecture: "Hip Hop Culture and its Visual Impact in Mexico”

Centering on the visual aspects of music culture, Maurice Rafael Magaña, an assistant professor of Mexican American Studies, will discuss the role of urban youth culture in shaping collective identity, particularly where migration, cross-culture pollination and public artwork are involved. In highlighting the perhaps surprising exchange between the Los Angeles hip hop scene and youth activists in Oaxaca, Mexico, he will illustrate not only the communicative power of art in public spaces, but also the ways in which youth culture, art, and migration can intersect to shape collective identities and community histories of struggle.

This lecture is part of the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Downtown Lecture Series, titled “"Soundscapes: Music, Place, and Identity.” Free tickets here.

The talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W Congress St.

Event Location: 

Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W Congress St.


Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:30pm