Why Indigenous Artists Are Using Hip-Hop to Reclaim Their Heritage

The links between hip-hop and indigenous people aren’t apparent initially. Exactly what could pop-locking, graffiti-tagging sneaker heads potentially share with peoples whose cultures go back centuries in the Western hemisphere?

However as a few of the artists performing at the Hip-Hop: First Peoples, New Voices event at Grand Performances explain it, the links and parallels are plentiful in the music, the art, the narratives and the dances. Most important, hip-hop is a channel for these artists to reclaim their individuals’s culture and heritage by developing their communities with their own voices.