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HARVARD FRIENDS OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL and
THE OFFICE FOR THE ARTS AT HARVARD present
DJ SPOOKY’S REBIRTH OF A NATION

Followed by a Q&A with DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, moderated by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Chair of Harvard's Dept. of African and African American Studies and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard.

MARCH 11, 2005
8 PM
SANDERS THEATRE

$10 HARVARD UNDERGRADS (2 per ID)
$20 GENERAL
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT THE HARVARD BOX OFFICE
617-496-2222

For more info, contact HFAI at amnesty@hcs.harvard.edu

 


DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller,
underground hip-hop and conceptual artist
[www.djspooky.com]

…hip-hop cyber-culture confronts the silent film era…

Harvard Friends of Amnesty International, in association with the Office for the Arts at Harvard, presents the Boston-area premiere of "DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation," a live, multimedia remix/“digital exorcism” of D. W. Griffith's Civil War epic "Birth of a Nation.” Digitally-produced music and new footage projected on three screens mix with scenes and still images from Griffith's still-controversial 1915 film. The show has played to sold-out engagements in New York, Chicago, Vienna, and other venues worldwide. Read DJ Spooky’s Notes on “Rebirth of a Nation” here: http://www.djspooky.com/articles/rebirth.html

At the event, HFAI—the Harvard campus chapter of Amnesty International, a human rights organization—will draw attention to a human rights issue directly related to “Rebirth of a Nation:” racial discrimination, especially in the wake of 9/11 and the Patriot Act. Petitions supporting the fight against racial discrimination will be circulated; the audience is encouraged to sign the petitions and also to visit the HFAI table in the Sanders Theatre transept after the show to learn more about the petitions, HFAI, or Amnesty International.

Additionally, there are two related events open *only to Harvard students*:

1) Discussion on careers in arts management with STEVE COHEN, president of Music and Art Management, Inc., exclusive management for DJ Spooky, Carl Hancock Rux, DJ Wally, Vijay Iyer, and other cutting-edge artists. Friday, March 11, 3pm, in the the Office of Career Services (OCS) conference room at 1414 Mass Ave. (next to the Bank of America building). Co-sponsored by the Office for the Arts and the OCS.

2) Informal conversation with PAUL D. MILLER, aka DJ Spooky. Saturday, March 12, 11 am, at the Carpenter Center, Room B-04. Sponsored by Learning From Performers (Office for the Arts).

To attend either of these events, email Thomas Lee at lee16@fas.harvard.edu or 617-495-8676

Harvard Box Office
Learning From Performers Event Details

DJ Spooky Press:

DJ Spooky 1
DJ Spooky 2

Boston Phoenix Article

Boston Globe preview

The Harvard Crimson: A Cult Classic Born Again, by Emily G.W. Chau

The Harvard Crimson: The History of ‘The Birth of a Nation,’ by Kristina M. Moore

The Harvard Crimson: Freestylin’: DJ Spooky, a.k.a. Paul Miller, In His Own Words

DJ Spooky’s “Rebirth of a Nation” is presented with support of the Henderson Fund for Special Projects through the Office for the Arts at Harvard, with additional support provided by the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations.

 
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