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Thursday, October 17 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Rise of Urban Alternative

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The breakout success of artists like Frank Ocean, Weeknd, Miguel, and Elle Varner are proof positive that there is room for an expansion of the contemporary R&B, Rap, and Gospel categories most African American artists have traditionally been shoehorned into. We'll discuss what the success of these artists signifies, and how they're redefining the urban music landscape.

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Rob Fields

Principal, Theory + Impact
Founder of Bold As Love Magazine (boldaslove.us) and the NBI Festival. Cultural strategist & Marketer.
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Dalton Higgins

Dalton Higgins is a Toronto-based music booker, award-winning journalist and author of five books including Far From Over the first biography of platinum-selling hip-hop artist Drake – which is carried in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame & Museum collection in Cleveland – and Hip... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
NYU Kimmel Ctr. Room 406, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

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