Inside the Ethnic Studies Studio

November 10, 2016

YOX: Year of the Ox

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

12:00pm - 1:15pm

George Hall 301

 

This presentation will feature the hip hop duo, YOX: Year of the Ox. According to the Zodiac, the Ox is attributed with traits of strength and familial loyalty. Nevertheless, they can be stubborn with their ideals and quick to snap on anybody who might violate tradition. Hailing from Virginia, Lyricks and JL exemplify these characteristics as artists who regularly speak on the struggles of the Everyman, yet quick to welcome any challengers, only to treat them like the bonus stage in Street Fighter. It’s a breath of fresh air in an era when rappers spit freestyles off their phones and mumble from the bottom of styrofoam cups. In 2016, the tag team released “Seven Rings,” garnering millions of views while definitely answering the question “can Asians rap?”

 

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Ethnic Studies Student Association (ESSA)

 

For more information call Roderick Labrador at (808) 956 - 6915.

 

 

September 8, 2016

Shing02

 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

12:00pm - 1:15pm

George Hall 301

 

This presentation will feature the multi-talented artist Shing02. Born in Tokyo, raised in Tanzania and England, Shing02 came up in the independent SF Bay Area scene in the early '90s. Over the course of his independent career starting in 1995, he has collaborated with various DJs and musicians, most notably with the late Japanese producer Nujabes. As the inventor of the Vestax Faderboard, he toured around for a few years with the free-jazz trio, Kosmic Renaissance. Recently he has released the FTTB mixCD series with DJ Icewater and “1200 Ways” with DJ $hin. Shing02 directed four short films, including “Bustin'” (2014) and “The Divider” (2015). This is an opportunity to learn about how Hip Hop can serve as a medium for artistic, cultural, and political expression.

 

To view the flyer, click here.

 

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies, Ethnic Studies Student Association (ESSA), and KTUH’s Got Rice Show.

 

For more information call Roderick Labrador at (808) 956 - 6915.

 

 

September 15, 2016

Spel Oner

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

12:00pm - 1:15pm

George Hall 301

 

This presentation will feature Spel Oner, a graphic designer and illustrator whose broad range of visual material (from traditional artistic forms to graffiti writing to computer-based media) appears on print and digital display. Spel was born in the Philippines and moved to Hawai‘i at the age of three. As a young immigrant who was raised by his grandparents, Spel took to art as a diversion and sanctuary. His artistic talent emerged at a young age, excelling at various styles and media. Spel has worked with numerous artists and companies, including Lightsleepers, Shing02, and Super Cr3w, and you can find him at Comic-Con San Diego and the Amazing Hawaii Comic Con. Spel will discuss several of his two-dimensional works, highlighting the connections between hip hop and visual artistic expression.

 

To view the flyer, click here.

 

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies and Ethnic Studies Student Association (ESSA)

 

For more information call Roderick Labrador at (808) 956 - 6915.