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BuildThe Power of Hip Hop Diplomacy in a Divided World$
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Mark Katz

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190056117

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190056117.001.0001

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Boom Bap Diplomacy: Connecting Cultures, Transforming Conflict

Boom Bap Diplomacy: Connecting Cultures, Transforming Conflict

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Mark Katz

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DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190056117.003.0003

This chapter focuses on the cross-cultural artistic collaboration that takes places in hip hop diplomacy encounters. It reveals that hip hop can foster mutual understanding and conflict transformation across cultures through nonverbal communication and kinesthetic empathy. One case study examines the interactions between US rappers and a Moroccan gnawa ensemble, demonstrating both the risks and rewards of cross-cultural artistic collaboration. Another case study explores how conflict arose and was transformed in a dance workshop in Bandung, Indonesia in 2016 in which hypermasculine b-boys (breakdancers) and queer dancers (voguers) performed together. The chapter concludes that hip hop can serve as a model for productive people-to-people diplomacy.

Keywords:   improvisation, conflict resolution, cypher, nonverbal communication, cultural exchange, kinesthetic empathy, queerness, Bandung, Indonesia

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