This symposium will look at socially conscious Hip-Hop which engages young people through innovative education programs and music therapy.
We will focus on Indigenous Hip-Hop as an expression of identity and culture among Indigenous Hip-Hop musicians and delve into how this may resonate with all youth as they interact with family and society.
Dr. Elliot Gann, a psychologist, Hip Hop beat maker, DJ and, Executive Director of Today's Future Sound and community activist based in Oakland, CA will present on the pedagogy and approach using the work of Today's Future Sound in Australia, the U.S. and beyond, as well as a live hands-on Hip Hop beat making demonstration involving audience members and participants.
A panel of experts will faciliate a discussion on hip hop culture, youth and education, sharing their experiences of working with young people and how music can be used as a means to positively engage through innovative education programs
- Lady Lash – Hip-Hop and Rap artist
- Philly – Hip-Hop artist and MC
- Dr Katrina Skewes McFerran – Professor, Music Therapy VCA-MCM, University of Melbourne
- Dr Alex Crooke – Cultural Studies and Music Therapy in school based arts programmes, VCA-MCM, University of Melbourne
- Dr Suzi Hutchings – Indigenous Studies Unit, RMIT University (cultural group Arrernte)
- Birdz – Hip-Hop artist, Bad Apples Music
- and other guests
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72, from which you can connect to the train at Melbourne Central or Flinders Street.
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No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.