Martha Diaz Colloquium

Saving Hip-Hop: Documenting, Curating, and Archiving a Global Cultural Movement
April 6, 2018 - 3:30pm
107 Old Cabell Hall

The McIntire Department of Music presents a colloquium by Martha Diaz entitled "Saving Hip-Hop: Documenting, Curating, and Archiving a Global Cultural Movement" on Friday, April 6th at 3:30pm in room 107 Old Cabell Hall.

Martha Diaz is an award winning community organizer, social entrepreneur, media producer, archivist, curator, mentor, and educator, who for twenty-five years has traversed between the hip-hop entertainment industry, public sector and academia. Diaz founded, produced and curated the Hip-Hop Odyssey International Film Festival and Hip-Hop Education Summit, and has been the executive director of the Hip-Hop Association since 2004. In 2010, Diaz formed the Hip-Hop Education Center to cultivate and formalize the field of hip-hop-based education. She has published research papers on hip-hop education and is co-editor of the Hip-Hop Education Guidebook, Vol. I (Hip-Hop Association, 2007) and Rebel Music: Resistance Through Hip-Hop and Punk (Information Age Publishing, 2015). Among her fellowships and residencies, Diaz served as a resident of NJ Performing Arts Center’s Alternate Routes Program, Fellow at NYU’s Reynolds Program for Social Entrepreneurship, Fellow at the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation – National Museum of American History, resident Hip-Hop Scholar/Curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Columbia University Community Scholar. She has been a guest curator at the Museum of the Moving Image and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and is a member of the Cornell Hip-Hop Collection advisory board and Hip-Hop Hall of Fame. Some of her archival projects include working with Ralph McDaniels (Video Music Box), James Top (Graffiti TV,) and Parkwood Entertainment (Beyoncé Knowles-Carter). She is the associate producer on the Nas: Time Is Illmatic documentary, and  is currently working on the Untitled, Tupac Shakur documentary with Steve McQueen. Diaz is completing an appointment as a Hiphop Archive Research Institute and Nasir Jones Fellow at Harvard University.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda.  (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

All programs are subject to change.

For more information please call the McIntire Department of Music at 434.924.3052.


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176