Hip-Hop: First Peoples, New Voices [photos]

Indigenous artists have embraced hip-hop as a means to reclaim their cultural heritage after centuries of displacement, discrimination, and genocide. The folks at Grand Performances brought out a number of these artists to share their music, dances, and stories.

Below are some of my favorite photos of the night. The rest are at my flickr.

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About Afroxander

Afroxander is the nom de guerre for writer/photographer Ivan Fernandez, based in Southern California. His work has appeared in The San Bernardino County Sun, Modern Fix magazine, The People’s Dance Party blog, The Rockit magazine and other outlets. He currently freelances for LA Weekly, Remezcla and anyone else willing to send him out on an exciting adventure.
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