Black on Both Sides: Hip-Hop’s AfroLatino’s Represent!

Puerto Rican (and "Latino") contributions have been a central but often overlooked component in the historical development of hip hop. "Black on Both Sides" aims to encourage dialogue around issues of black identity in hip hop, and its potential to stimulate social, political, and civic engagement throughout African Diaspora communities in New York City and beyond. Black on Both Sides brings together a cross-generational line-up that includes hip hop pioneers and emerging artists for critical conversation and performance. Panelists will include DJ Laylo, Ariel Fernandez, Black Artemis, Carlos REC McBride, Frank Lopez, Rokafella and more.


Details on the event are as followed:


Saturday, October 11, 2008

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd. (135th St)



This event is organized by the afrolatin@ forum in collaboration with the Hip Hop Theater Festival, the Hip Hop Association, and New York University's Center for Multicultural Education and Programs and in association with the Caribbean Cultural Center, African Diaspora Institute. It is co-sponsored by Africana Studies and Latino Studies at NYU, the Schomburg Center and the Columbia University Latino Heritage Month Committee.


Free and open to the public. Due to limited space, we ask that you pre-register by sending an email to:


About afrolatin@ forum

The afrolatin@ forum is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing public understanding of the Black Latino population and the relations between the African American and Latino communities.  Our purpose is to help build and strengthen research and activist networks among Latin@s of African descent in the U.S.

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