GRIOTS TO EMCEES: Spoken Word, Culture and Performance returns to York University this Spring, 2017.
During the 6-week credit course, York U. students explore the form, function and content of Spoken Word through the Diaspora – from language to rhythm, historical developments, social-political contexts, as well as key artists of poetry, rap, dub, slam, lyricism and spoken word as live and direct purveyors of culture.
By examining performance as text and artist/creator narratives, commentaries and cultural discourse, students survey the continuum through African storytelling traditions to contemporary global evolutions of lyricism and spoken word. Students explore the varied modes of oral/aural dissemination – including the stage, the page, audio recording, theatre, film and digital media – and analyze orality and voice as tools of cultural affirmation and resistance. The course includes a writing/performance intensive component.
SPACE LIMITED – INFO & REGISTRATION for AP/HUMA 3165 3.00 Griots to Emcees: Examining Culture, Performance & Spoken Word HERE.