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Remixing the Ritual:Hip Hop Theatre Aesthetics and Practice

eBook (PDF), 96 Pages
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Remixing the ritual establishes a framework for Hip Hop, sets context in the Black arts movement , examines Americas legacy of minstrelsy vs commercial Rap, and arrives at the intersection of Hip Hop and theatre. This intersection is explored in practice by Boom Bap Meditations, a solo Hip Hop Theatre show written and performed by Baba Israel. The book documents its creative process and script. Baba Israel’s background as Hip Hop Theater artist, educator, member of the Playback Theater community, and child of The Living Theater provide the thru line for this journey.
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  • By souljob
    Oct 15, 2009
    "An essential "Remix"" Baba Israel's text is a wonderful source for any writer, poet, rapper or fan of the hip hop genre. He delves not only into the history of hip hop and the black arts movement in theater, but also into his own rich history as a hip hopper and playwright. Faced with many troubling decisions on how to accurately deal with race and culture in his own works, Israel humbly outlines his thought process, publishes his journals of insights and setbacks, and includes excerpts from some shining successes he has accomplished on paper and on the stage, such as the script for his solo show "Boom Bap Meditations." By referencing the written work of Jeff Chang and Eric Lott amongst other writers, Israel exhibits his extensive research into the form of hip hop. His critique of many theater productions highlights his experience in the dramatic form as well. Aspiring playwrights in the energetic and emerging field of hip hop theater would be at a loss... More > without reading this book. Israel challenges what is "authentic" in the form, addressing both the personal and the universal connotations of this question with eloquence.< Less
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Product Details

Edition
Second Edition
Publisher
Baruch "Baba" Israel
Published
November 3, 2011
Language
English
Pages
96
File Format
PDF
File Size
4.03 MB

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