It’s Black History Month, and today’s episode is all about hip hop music — which has its roots in African and Black American culture. I’m thrilled to have to very special guests on this episode, Christina M. Johnson and her daughter Jael (aka DJ K) to give you some background about hip hop music. Christina and Jael are hip hop artists and, together with their family, have written a best-selling children’s book about hip hop music called Hip Hop Hair.
You’ll learn about…
- the beginnings of hip hop music
- what poetry and hip hop have in common
- how DJ K creates her own hip hop beats using technology (that you can use, too!)
Links Mentioned in this Episode
HIP HOP HAIR – Kindle edition by JOHNSON, JFAM, JOHNSON, ABIGAIL, C, JOHNSON, JAEL, K. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Music Listening Schedule for Episode 39
Christina and DJ K created a kid-friendly playlist for you with a variety of hip-hop performances. Check it out here.
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