Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
The work of some of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous hip-hop artists will feature at a free public lecture at the University of Adelaide next week.

Hip-Hop Saved My Life is the topic of the University's next Research Tuesdays presentation (Tuesday 14 July).

Guest speaker Dr Suzi Hutchings, from the University’s Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education unit, will show how the US-originated genres of hip-hop and rap music have been embraced by Australia’s Indigenous youth. In turn, they’ve re-created a culturally appropriate artform that speaks directly to their own issues of social justice.

Dr Hutchings will discuss the value of hip-hop as a vehicle of expression about the challenges of Indigenous life in contemporary Australia.

Dr Hutchings is a research anthropologist, widely published in the areas of Aboriginal heritage, culture and justice. She was instrumental in the conception and development of the Indigenous Knowledges and Society major in the University’s Bachelor of Arts program. She also coordinates the University Preparatory Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Her Research Tuesdays presentation is being held as part of the 2015 NAIDOC Week celebrations.

WHAT:        Hip-Hop Saved My Life: A Research Tuesdays presentation with Dr Suzi Hutchings (Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education, University of Adelaide)
WHERE:    The Braggs lecture theatre, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN:       5:30pm-6.30pm Tuesday 14 July 2015
COST:         Free – but registration is essential: please register online.

Media Contact:

Dr Suzi Hutchings
Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education
The University of Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 6444
Mobile: + 61 (0)477 306 824
[email protected]

Robyn Mills
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 6341
Mobile: +61 (0)410 689 084
[email protected]

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