Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2014-2015: Beyond Labels


Hisham D. Aidi

West Dining Room, Madison Building (LM 621)

Hisham D. Aidi, Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University discusses his widely acclaimed new book that examines how hip-hop, jazz and reggae play crucial roles in the global Muslim youth culture. The New York Times called it a “...highly ambitious book,” remarking that it “exhibits a breathtaking familiarity with different forms of radicalizing music and the widely different ways it is understood in different cultures.”

Presented in conjunction with the Library of Congress exhibition “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom”

Presented in association with Songs of America and the Library of Congress Daniel A.P. Murray African American Culture Association

Songs of America