Jesse Shipley to participate in the AcadeMIX panelist discussion

AcadeMIX Panel: Books and Beats

Thursday, April 15, 2010
7:30pm – Zubrow Commons

More information at the AcadeMIX page

Living the HipLife Screening at Swarthmore College-BLACK HISTORY MONTH. 17 February 2010

Living The HipLife Screening at SMITHSONIAN – Washington D.C.

The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art Saturday, Oct 18, at 2:00 p.m.In 1994, rap musician ReggieRockstone Ossei returned to hisnative Ghana and sparked a musicalrevolution. Living the HipLifetraces the birth of hiplife (a fusionof highlife and hip hop), focusingon its many layers of music andculture (USA/Ghana, 2007, 61 min.).Moderated by filmmaker Jesse Shipley

mrc 708 p o box 37012 washington dc 20013-7012 Panel Discussion afterwards

Revisiting Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’

Bard College 11 April 2008

Bard College Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Chinua Achebe’s Internationally Acclaimed Novel Things Fall Apart

Panel Discussion: Revisiting Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

A 50th-Year Retrospective


Chinua Achebe, Bard College

Jesse Weaver Shipley, Bard College

Ifi Amadiume, Dartmouth College

Simon Gikandi, Princeton University

Christine Griffin, Red Hook High School


Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Dartmouth College

Friday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. Sosnoff Theater, Fisher Center

Chinua Achebe, Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College since 1990, is one of the most important international figures in contemporary literature. This year marks half a century since the publication of his first and most influential novel, Things Fall Apart. Bard College sponsors this event in honor of Achebe’s seminal work. “In Things Fall Apart and his other fiction set in Nigeria, Chinua Achebe inaugurated the modern African novel. He also illuminated the path for writers around the world seeking new words and forms for new realities and societies,” says Elaine Showalter, literary scholar and 2007 Man Booker International Prize chair.

With funding from the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH).

Reserved seating and post-event reception available for a donation of $35 per ticket.
Call 845-758-7900.

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Living The HipLife Showing – June 2008 – International Film Festival Toronto, Canada

Official Selection ReelheArT International Film Festival Toronto, Canada, June 2008

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Living The HipLife Showing – 28 March – Memphis International Film Festival

Official Selection Memphis International Film Festival

28 March 2008

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TIME LINES – Hip Hop Africa: Global Currents, New Media

March 28, 2008

6PM – 8PM

Conceptual artist, writer and musician Paul D. Miller/DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid moderates an all-star panel discussion on African hip hop and music videos. Professors Jesse Shipley (Bard College) and Michael Ralph (New York University) join Shaheen Ariefdien of the pioneering South African rap group Prophets of da City and filmaker Ben Herson to discuss the emergence and current state of hip hop in African nations.

This lecture will take place at 19 University Place, Room 102.

TIME LINES: New Perspectives on Contemporary and Traditional African Art  is co-sponsored by the Museum for African Art and Institute of African-American Affairs at New York University.

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Hip Life Explosion – SATURDAY MARCH 29th – Reggie Rockstone, Tic Tac, Buk Bak, VIP + more

SATURDAY MARCH 29th Boogie Down Nima [BDN] Presents:

GHANA 51st Independence Party w/ Performances by V.I.P. – BukBak – Tic Tac – Reggie Rockstone
Hosted by FlipMan + Papa Linc
Doors: 9pm Admission: Advance Tickets $30 At the door – $40 Traditional Wear – $10 off at the gate
487 Gerard Ave. Bronx, NY (near 149 St. & Grand Concourse)
Other performances by Mighty Mensa – B. Clay – Rascalimu – Adikanfo MmrantiE – Nana – M.Anifest – Special Guest – Shani Kulture
You don’t want to miss this!

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Living The HipLife Showing – 21 March – Roxy Cinema London, England

Official Selection Renderyard International Film Festival

21 March 2008 Roxy Cinema London, England

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