Department are pleased to host a multi-day event with Afro-Italian hip-hop artist and activist Amir Issaa. Amir will perform a live concert at Green College on Tuesday, February 7th at 5 pm. The concert will include a Q&A with the artist, and it will be followed by a reception where attendees will have a chance to chat informally with our guest. Amir Issaa will also lead students in ITAL courses in the creation of a collaborative rap song, and on February 8th at 3 pm, he will present his books Vivo per questo/I Live For This and Educazione Rap/Rap Education in the French Hispanic and Italian Studies Department.
VIVO PER QUESTO / BROCK UNIVERSITY – ven. 3 febbraio
Venerdì 3 Febbraio sarò a St. Catharines, dove si trova Brock University, e farò una lezione sulla diversità in Italia attraverso i videoclip di alcune mie canzoni che trattano questo tema. Ringrazio la professoressa Carmela Colella per avermi coinvolto.
“As part of the Black History/African Heritage Month events, Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures will be hosting a roundtable discussion with Afro-Italian rap artist and author Amir Issaa. The discussion will centre on Amir’s artistic output (rap songs and books), life experiences and his engagement as a social activist”.
VIVO PER QUESTO / UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – Talk e concerto – giov. 2 febbraio
Giovedì 2 Febbraio sarò a University of Toronto. Ringrazio ancora la professoressa Angelica Pesarini per l’invito, l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto per il supporto e tutto lo staff del dipartimento di Italian studies per aver organizzato l’evento.
“In collaboration with The Department of Italian Studies, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Victoria University, and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, we welcome you to join us for a Book Launch of “Vivo per questo” and Concert with Italian hip hop artist, writer and activist Amir Issaa”.