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Hip hop cul­ture truly arrived on our shores in 1983, a dec­ade after its ori­gins in New York City. Although many defin­ing events, artists and record­ings demon­strate the spread of the genre in the UK, these are almost exclus­ively urb­an. In fact, forms of hip hop expres­sion were also devel­op­ing in pro­vin­cial areas, con­nec­ted to, but dis­tinct from the well-doc­u­mented sounds of the met­ro­pol­is.

Join Adam de Paor-Evans and Mikey D.O.N as they shed light on the hid­den his­tor­ies of hip hop pion­eers in pro­vin­cial and rur­al Bri­tain. Draw­ing on themes of iden­tity, relo­ca­tion, and rep­res­ent­a­tion, and show­cas­ing mem­or­ab­il­ia that cap­tures the aes­thet­ics of 1980s pro­vin­cial Brit­ish hip hop, they will dis­cuss how its unique­ness is woven into the fab­ric of our cul­tur­al and social his­tory.

This event is accom­pan­ied by a pod­cast by Adam de Paor-Evans that presents some of the well-known and less­er-heard sounds that inspired the pro­vin­cial hip hop scene between 1983–1992, avail­able on Mix­cloud.

Sign up to watch the event live and have the oppor­tun­ity to sub­mit your ques­tion dur­ing the audi­ence Q&A.  Join the con­ver­sa­tion online too, using the hasht­ag #For­Curi­ous­Minds.

Adam de
 Paor-Evans, Read­er in Eth­nomusico­logy, Uni­ver­sity of Cent­ral Lan­cashire
Mikey D.O.N, ori­gin­al found­ing mem­ber of KRISPY 3, JAH­PHILI­ATES, DJ, and World­wide FM presenter

Chair: Far­hana Haid­er, Journ­al­ist and Broad­caster, Presenter for the BBC World Service’s Wit­ness His­tory

Adam de Paor-Evans is a recip­i­ent of a Brit­ish Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant 2020 – fun­ded by BEIS.

Free, book­ing required

This event will have live sub­titles provided by Sta­ge­TEXT, delivered by MyClearText

This event will take place on Zoom Webin­ar. The link to join the event will be sent to you in a con­firm­a­tion email. A record­ing of this event will be added to our You­Tube chan­nel after the event has taken place. 

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.