The York University History Department in partnership with the Harriet Tubman Institute, presents “Performing Diaspora: The History of Urban Music in Toronto.” This public history initiative is a full-day conference that is intended to examine the history of Toronto Hip Hop and the contributions of African Canadians in particular, as well as the contributions of of other Canadian Hip Hop forms that include, but are not limited to, Queer Hip Hop, First Nations Hip Hop and Sikh Canadian Hip Hop. The event will include the work of academics and journalists, and feature roundtable panels with prominent rappers, deejays, producers, artistic managers, journalists and radio and television personalities. Some of these panelists include: Maestro, Michie Mee, Master T, Daneo, DJ Mel Boogie, DJ X and Dalton Higgins.
The event will take place on June 1 2013 beginning at 10 am, and will be held at York University in ACW 109 (Accolade West building). To register for the event, please visit: