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CAS Lecture: Sammus
November 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Rap artist, producer, and PhD student at Cornell University, Sammus’ Billboard-charting album, Pieces in Space, weaves raw confessions, pro-weirdo anthems, and clever musings on modern life into a unique story about black womanhood. In her talk, Sammus (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) will discuss how she manages dual careers as well as the ways that many of her personal challenges mirror those faced by the subjects of her research on community recording studios.
As an academic studying sound, gaming, and the identity politics of community studios, Enongo has produced articles for publications such as Bitch, For Harriet, Sounding Out!, and The Mary Sue investigating the intersections of race, hip-hop, gaming, and feminism.
Co-presented by: CMU Center for Arts in Society, ProSEED, Arts Greenhouse, Entertainment Technology Center, Department of Modern Languages, and VIA.
Sammus will also give a benefit show with Romance Nyogu, Swampwalk, and Kowloon Corp at the Ace Hotel on Friday, November 16 at 7:30pm. All proceeds from the show will benefit Gwen’s Girls, which empowers young women in Allegheny County.