Sampling and Remixing Suzan-Lori Parks' Venus

April 5, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Fine Arts Center

Room: Atrium lobby

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Adewunmi Oke

In conjunction with the Department of Theater's production of Suzan-Lori Parks' Venus, "Sampling and Remixing Venus" is a free special event that aims to create a dialogue between music, culture, and theory with Parks' piece at the center. The event is a panel discussion/live demonstration that applies Hip Hop's aesthetic of sampling and remixing to Venus and examines the historical relationship between Sara Baartman ("the Hottentot Venus") and the contemporary "Video Vixen." The panel/live demo features guest panelists Rosa Clemente and DJ Reborn.

This event made possible in part by Amherst College's English Department, the Five College Multicultural Fund, the Lois E. Toko Fund, and the UMass Arts Council.