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Reconciliation through music

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpkUISUx3Lo&feature=fvwrel

This video was included in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibit this past summer on Indigenous Hip-Hop Culture. To me, it confronts viewers/listeners with an audiovisual collage of representations of First Nations peoples from mainstream media, thereby both critiquing those representations and inviting reflection on how First Nations peoples and cultures are being represented in mainstream media culture today.

For more music and info, visit http://rpm.fm/music. This site features a ton of up-and-coming Indigenous hip-hop artists, including these guys (http://rpm.fm/music/download-beaatz-one-last-time/), who do a fantastic job blending political, thought-provoking lyrics with hard-hitting beats and excellent flows. One of them is only 15 years old!