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Bryan Rodriguez & Tween Rappers



Radyo Shak producers Jake Nussbaum and Richard Fleming host artist Bryan Rodriguez to discuss his project Jermaine Dupri playlist, a workshop and performance by local tween rappers. Then, the tweens themselves get on the mic.

Bryan Rodriguez statement:
My mode of communication is heavily informed by the naive radicalism of my younger self. In the process of unlearning typical structures of knowledge that prove themselves to be colonial or violent, I turn to the conscious/behavior politics of a thirteen year old me for conversation: his shame; his anxieties; his misunderstandings; his perversions…etc.

I harvest a multidisciplinary practice nationally and internationally through the kinesthetics informed by the residue of historical bondage;­ the way black and brown bodies move, exchange, multiply, think, fuck (who they fuck) as a result. Through this, I seek world building as a method to explore an alternative to the realities existent in an anti­black/anti­colored context.

 

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Radyo Shak was the independent broadcast voice of the Ghetto Biennale lakou 2015. Based in a shack in the Grand Rue Atis-Resistans compound of Port-au-Prince, Clocktower Radio's Radyo Shak broadcast Haiti's biennale happenings, from December 10-21, 2015. Radyo Shak Program Director Richard Fleming and Radyo Shak Project Director Jake Nussbaum hosted freeform radio in the bidonville, including Rara bands, interviews with locals, artists and writers, project updates, and Haitian revolutionary history over FM radio, Internet radio, and analog broadcast amplified through speakers and PA. The Kreyòl language programming from the Radyo Shak is available here: Geto Byenal: Radyo Shak (Kreyòl) In addition to the recordings archived here that were collected onsite during the biennale, Clocktower's Ghetto Biennale: Radyo Shak series includes additional material gathered from Haitian musicians, DJ sets, record labels, expats, artists, and more, to give our listeners a complete audio landscape of Haiti in the world today.
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