El Chojín: AHGBI Lecture on Spanish hip-hop

El Chojín: AHGBI Lecture on Spanish hip-hop
2 December 2016, 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

A talk by Spanish hip-hop artist El Chojín

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 and the University of Southampton on topics such as race and ethnicity, Mexican hip-hop, and religion in Spain, and his interactions with local authors and musicians.

Admission free - all welcome




Cathy Collins
020 7862 8738