Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hiplomacy cont.

A while back, a young conservative wrote in the National Review questioning whether hip hop should be used for cultural diplomacy.  I found his criticism to be shortsighted and culturally relativistic.  Later, Alternet had another piece calling the use of hip hop as cultural diplomacy to be hypocrisy. 

Fast forward a few months, and there are a few articles pushing back and pointing out the positive side of hiplomacy, the use of hip hop as cultural diplomacy.

-The Root offers an eloquent defense of hip hop diplomacy with some context of cultural diplomacy, with a look at the Jazz Ambassadors and concludes that Hip Hop is a logical progression for cultural diplomacy.

-HipHopDX has the first of a four-part series on Hip Hop Diplomacy.


John Brown said...


Paul Rockower said...

I considered the same pun, but refrained.