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Talking Music: Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder

Date

Feb 15 2017

Time

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Location

Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

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Talking Music

Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder in Conversation

GRAMMY-winning producer, DJ, and Duke professor 9th Wonder leads this discussion with acclaimed Brooklyn-based hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, which will explore Kweli’s career and wide-ranging artistic collaborations. Kweli will perform a two-night stand on February 16 and 17 at Motorco in downtown Durham, accompanied by opening act Actual Proof.

Free and open to the public. Presented as part of Duke Performances’ Hip-Hop Initiative, made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

Speakers

Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli (hip-hop artist and activist) is one of the most lyrically gifted and politically conscious rappers to emerge in the last two decades. During that time, he has worked alongside Mos Def as one-half of Black Star, partnered with producer Hi-Tek for Reflection Eternal, released landmark solo material, and…...

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9th Wonder

9th Wonder (producer, DJ, college lecturer, and activist) was born in Winston-Salem, NC. He gained recognition and critical acclaim producing songs for a wide range of artists, including Jay-Z, Destiny's Child, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Ludacris, Common, Drake, and David Banner. In 2014, 9th Wonder was chosen to be on…...

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