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Four Days Of Hip Hop At Trinity International Fest

Four Days Of Hip Hop At Trinity International Fest

The nexus of college and hip-hop culture — tidily summarized as the trinity of rapping, b-boying and tagging — goes back at least as far as the mid-1980s, when Chuck D broadcast the first Public Enemy songs over Adelphi University airwaves. For nearly a decade, Hartford's Trinity College has hosted its impressive four-day International Hip-Hop Festival — this year running Thursday through Sunday, April 9 to 12 — programming American rapper-activists (Talib Kweli was last year's headliner) alongside artists from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and Connecticut, while weaving in a rich lineup of films, lectures, panel discussions and demonstrations. It's...

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