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Lyrics of Reggaeton / Letras Del Reggaeton
October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
A group of Syracuse University scholars, faculty, students and local DJs will have an open dialogue about the controversial nature of hip-hop and Reggaeton lyrics, the global impact on the genres in the music industry and its undisputed success in the conquering young markets in almost every culture worldwide. Panelists will include: SU Professors Todd Herreman, specialist in Music Industry; David Knapp, expert on Arab Hip-Hop; Biko Mandela Gray, author of “Bread, Breaking Beats: Churches and Hip-Hop – A Guide to Key Issues.” They will be joined by Hasan “DJ Maestro” Stephens, director of Good Life Youth Foundation and professional DJ; Liamna Pestana Roche, student at Setnor School of Music who will talk about the ban on Reggaeton in her native Cuba, and Roberto Luis Perez, professional Latin music DJ and co-founder of La Familia de la Salsa.