Hip Hop Meets History in a Concert and Conversation on South African Politics
In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of South Africa elected under universal suffrage. The end of the violent segregationist policy of apartheid two years prior had launched an era of new political possibilities. In celebration of the twenty-year anniversary of Mandelaís election, a concert and conversation will consider the current condition of both South Africa and the United States, highlighting ongoing global struggles for an end to police abuse and labor suppression. Hip hop emcee Jean Grae will be joined by Mazibuko K. Jara and Brian Ashley from South Africaís Amandla magazine as well as U.S. historians Robin D. G. Kelley, Johanna Fernandez and Shana Redmond. The event will be held on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Grand Ballroom. For more info, click here.
L.A. Art and Culture
San Francisco's Kronos Quartet is one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles. The quartet exemplifies arts leadership at its most transformative. An interactive discussion/performance with these remarkable musicians will explore their history, inspirations and sustainability in the arts.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Single Wing Turquoise Bird was among the most sophisticated of the 1960s and ’70s psychedelic light shows. They used overhead projectors, slide projectors and film projectors to create swirling visual compositions. The group, who reformed several years ago, adding new technologies, will present two performances and a workshop.
Friday, April 25, 2014; Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:30 PM
The legendary Porgy and Bess, one of theatre’s most unforgettable and timeless love stories, is filled with glorious Gershwin melodies and rousing production numbers. The show has come of age in a contemporary new adaptation deservedly celebrated with the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:45 PM - 11:30 PM
Celebrating USC's Core Values