The Association for Recorded Sound Collections invites you to join us for the next installment in its series of Continuing Education Webinars.

"Archiving Hip Hop: Community-Based Approaches"
Featuring guest speakers Paradise Gray, Evan Auerbach, and Regan Sommer McCoy.
October 14, 2021
6:00 PM EDT / 3:00 PM PDT

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This roundtable discussion explores the cultural, artistic, and historical significance of Hip Hop and the community-based approaches to archiving it with Hip Hop memory workers Claude "Paradise" Gray, Evan Auerbach, and Regan "Sommer" McCoy. Music provided by Manny Faces.

Since its start nearly 50 years ago, Hip Hop has transformed from a local community practice in the Bronx to a worldwide phenomenon. Technologies like the compact cassette offered an inexpensive means of recording and sharing music with community members from local neighborhoods to other coasts and countries. There has been an unprecedented effort to recover artifacts and document the genre in community archives, cultural heritage institutions, libraries, and universities. From mixtapes to LPs to photographs and ephemera, many of these community-based artifacts remain in the hands of private collectors, practitioners, and fans, and require a participatory approach to preserve.

Please contact the coordinators with any questions: Dan Hockstein <[log in to unmask]>, Yuri Shimoda <[log in to unmask]>.
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The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings, in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals-everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.