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Folklives #23: Northwest Folklife City Folk Film Series
Monday, April 28, 2008

Join Northwest Folklife for a series of four films that explore the creativity of urban communities. Three documentaries and one narrative film delve into how people and their environments shape one another in the modern city and how this process can result in cultural cohesion, social alienation or artistic innovation. Filmmakers and speakers will participate in post-film audience discussions at each film screening.

This week's episode explores the film Living the Hiplife, a journey into West African hiplife music. Hiplife is a hybrid West African pop music, popular among urban youth, that draws from American hip hop, Ghanaian highlife, and indigenous forms of West African verbal dexterity.

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Length: 15:18
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Northwest Folklife presents Folklives, a podcast series featuring music and interviews recorded live at the annual Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, WA. Folklives offers just a small sample of the rich variety of traditional and emerging arts of the Pacific Northwest. Each podcast offers something new: a rare performance from our archive, a preview of the upcoming Festival, Folklife news, or regional artists demonstrating their craft.

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