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Hip Hop Artists Draw Inspiration from Penn Museum

January 11, 2012

On Monday, January 9th, local hip hop artists visited the African, Egyptian, and Imagine Africa galleries. The artists, selected by local hip hop radio DJ, Zachariah Hardin, were at the Penn Museum to draw inspiration for their music from the African art and artifacts.

WHYY’s reported on the event in their article At Penn museum, art of Africa resonates with musicians.

In a free concert at the Imagine Africa Community Night on March 28, the artists, including godHead The General, Magnum O, Darian The Great, KNomadz, Afloe, Urban Shaman, DJ Soul Buck and Host I-Be 4ever, will put on a performance of songs written in response to the African galleries. Watch the video below to see how the artistic process begins:

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