In a moment of increasing corporate control in the music industry, Jared A. Ball, PhD analyzes the colonization and control of popular music and posits the homemade hip-hop mixtape as an emancipatory tool for community resistance. Join us when author Jared Ball discusses and signs his book hot off the presses, I Mix What I Like! A Mixtape Manifesto, supplemented by a multimedia presentation. Equally at home in a post-colonial studies class and on the shelves of an indie record store, I Mix What I Like! is a revolutionary investigation of the cultural dimension of anti-racist organizing in African America. This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Jared A. Ball is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University where his research interests include the interaction between colonialism, mass media theory and history, as well as, the development of alternative/underground journalism and cultural expression as mechanisms of social movements and political organization. Ball is a columnist with, and produces a weekly radio column for, BlackAgendaReport.com and is producer and host Washington, DC’s WPFW 89.3 FM Pacifica Radio on Fridays 10-11am. Jared is also the founder and producer of FreeMix Radio: The Original Mixtape Radio Show, an emancipatory journalistic political mixtape.
Come on out! Grab a book and a special edition FreeMix Radio companion, I Mix What I Like! Mixtape! Remember, all royalties from book sales go to work supporting political prisoners!
Co-sponsored by: Institute for Policy Studies’ Social Action & Leadership School for Activists, Teaching for Change, and Words Beats & Life, Inc.
Come on out! Grab a book and a special edition FreeMix Radio companion I Mix What I Like! Mixtape! And remember, all royalties from book sales go to work supporting political prisoners!