PSU Black History Month Events


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KBOO is proud to sponsor two special Black History events at Portland State University, on Thursday

PSU Black History Month Events

Portland State University -Thursday, February 21st

KBOO is proud to sponsor two special Black History events at Portland State University, on Thursday February 21st featuring east coast emcee, educator and community organizer Hasan Salaam. First is a multi-media presentation on the history of Black music titled, “ From Spirituals to Hip Hop. The second is a hip hop concert with local progressive artists, Siren’s Echo and the March 4th Marching Band.

Feb. 21 Portland State University
Hasan Salaam will present “From Spirituals to Hip Hop”
12 – 2 pm
Multicultural Center
Smith Memorial Union 2nd floor
Portland, OR
Sponsored by Black Studies Department, Students for Unity, Multicultural Center, Black Cultural Affairs Board, funded by a grant from the Speakers Board
Feb. 21 PSU Concert
Hasan Salaam will perform
Featuring Siren’s Echo and March 4th
7 pm
Food for Thought Café
Smith Memorial Union, Basement
Portland, OR
Sponsored by Students for Unity and Black Studies Department

From Spirituals to Hip Hop
A multimedia musical exploration of the history of Black music, Black culture and Black resistance, designed to help those who attend gain a better understanding of how Black Music in America has been a weapon in the fight for freedom, justice, and equality. To show how the social and political climate that gave birth to each generation and form of our music from The Spirituals to Hip-Hop, Jazz to Rock & Roll.
Hasan Salaam
Hasan Salaam is an emcee, educator and community organizer from New Jersey.
Hasan's weapon has always been "the Truth." His ability to wield it with uncompromising precision has catapulted him in to a global hip hop phenomenon. He's performed live on national TV stations such as NBC, FUSE, CSPAN, and PBS. His music videos have caught the eyes of program directors and, as result, have been played by MTV UK, FUSE, Music Choice, and Video Music Box. He is the winner of 2 Underground Music Awards, and his following has generated over a million plays on Myspace and Youtube alone. He's been featured in numerous major media publications such as The Source Magazine (twice), The Village Voice, and The Washington Post.

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