You are cordially invited to a lecture by Spanish hip-hop artist El Chojín, at the University of Leeds on 6 December 2016, as part of his AHGBI Visiting International Fellowship. El Chojín is one of the most successful rap musicians in the Spanish-speaking world. Over the course of twenty years, he has released over 15 albums and mixtapes, and performed in Spain, across Latin America, in Equatorial Guinea, and in the UK. He is the author of several books (including a critical history of rap in Spain) and presenter of a weekly TV programme on hip-hop and urban culture in Spain that is now in its fifth season on Televisión Española. El Chojín is admired particularly on account of his use of rap to raise awareness of and denounce issues such as racism, political corruption, gender violence, and school bullying, issues which he is frequently called to discuss in the media. As a consequence of his political and social engagement, his work now features in secondary school textbooks in Spain.
In his AHGBI Lecture, El Chojín will be speaking about his career past and present, and reflecting on the opportunities he has had during his Visiting International Fellowship to exchange information and ideas with researchers at the University of Leeds, the University of Southampton and the University of London on topics such as race and ethnicity, Mexican hip-hop, and religion in Spain, and his interactions with local authors and musicians.
Admission is free. This event will be in English.
We are grateful to the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, the University of Leeds (School of Languages, Cultures and Societies), the University of Southampton (School of Music), and the Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London for making El Chojín’s Visiting International Fellowship possible.
Senior Lecturer in Spanish
School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
Tel: 0113 343 3520