Artist Transonica Abbot in a red turtleneck and gray pants, smiling and speaking into a stand microphone on a stage area in a house

The Revolutionary Rhetoric of Hip Hop: A conversation with Artists and the Hip Hop heads who love them

June 25 | 4 -5pm
In conjunction with New Agora: June

Moderated by Trasonia Abbott

Joined by Eddie Connor
Roque Rodriguez
Lionel “Doc da Edutainer” Limage
live painting session with artist Amira Hasib

This conversation will bring together 4 different lovers of HipHop to engage with the revolutionary history of what is now the biggest music genre in the world. How did something started just 50 years ago with two turn tables and a microphone by black and Latino youth in the Bronx, take over the world? What can this ever-expanding genre teach us about our path to liberation? This conversation will also include a live painting session with artist Amira Hasib. Amira Hasib is an Afro-Asian multimedia artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA in film/video from Pratt Institute. Themes of Hasib’s work stem from her background as an Asian/African American to themes of introspection, love, politics, ancient folklore, and the general experience of being human.



Trasonia is a multidisciplinary artist. Their work centers on their experience as a Black Nonbinary person. They have immense love for their community and culture and enjoy engaging in deep meaningful conversations with and about them. Trasonia has channeled this love into many different projects and events in the last couple years including Queens Liberation Project’s mutual aid events, a Podcast called Identity Crisis with Pam and Trasonia, a Black History Month conversation series for Flux Factory Rhizome project, and Queens Solidarity festival, a day of thanking and paying BIPOC organizers in queens. They are currently working on a musical project.
IG: @transonia_abbott