Re-Mixing the Old Dominion!!!!!!

Re-Mixing the Old Dominion: 35 Years of Hip Hop Culture and History

In honor of Charter Day 2015, Swem Library will celebrate its new exhibit chronicling more than three decades of Virginia hip hop culture and history. Join us as William & Mary helps establish new ground in historical and cultural scholarship by showcasing one of the most important American cultural creations since the end of World War II.(Voe Black visiting the collection)

A reception and gallery talk will be held on Wednesday, February 4 from 5-7 p.m. in the lobby of the library’s Special Collections Research Center, 1st floor.

Guests will have an opportunity to see and hear the rich history of Virginia hip hop culture. The exhibit will feature a variety of material items tracing the local, regional and international importance of Virginia hip hop. Additionally, the exhibit will feature audio stations providing portions of oral histories and groundbreaking music as curated by the Virginia hip hop community.

“Exhibits provide the context for a collection’s existence and serve as an important point of contact between archives and collections, and the public. Exhibits tell a story,” said Kevin Kosanovich, founder and assistant curator of the William & Mary Hip Hop Collection. “The difficulty, and fun, of curating an exhibit is the constant revision of items and words in the effort to create the most compelling and straightforward narrative possible.”

In addition to the exhibit, we will have DJ Wyze spinning classic Virginia music, light refreshments, a gallery talk at 6 p.m. with Kosanovich and a performance by SMILES Crew, W&M’s bboy/bgirl dance group.

About WMHHC

Established by Swem Library’s Special Collections at the College of William & Mary, the William & Mary Hip Hop Collection is the most comprehensive of its kind dedicated to Virginia’s hip hop culture and history from the 1980s to the present. View all posts by WMHHC

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