This edition: April 2015Tweet
Original tape date: April 22, 2015.
First aired: April 23, 2015.
Born to Chilean parents in political exile in France, Ana Tijoux returned to Chile in the 80s where she joined to the growing Hip Hop scene. On tour in the US, the rapper played two venues in New York in the spring. Canapé caught her at Rough Trade in Brooklyn.
Jean Michel Basquiat : The Unknown Notebooks
In 1985 a 25 year old artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent appeared on the cover of the New York Times Magazine. 3 years later, he was dead. Jean—Michel Basquiat embodied a new wave of visual art in New York with all its contradictions. The exhibit Jean Michel Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks at the Brooklyn Museum offers some insight into his process.
IAM at Columbia University
Key pioneers of Hip Hop in France are IAM. But little known are the origins of the band in New York City, the mecca of Hip Hop. The rappers recently visited La Maison Française at Columbia University. Canapé was there to capture their first academic symposium.
Homage to Judith Malina
One of the most influential voices in experimental theater of the 20th century is Judith Malina. In April 2015 she died at age 88. CANAPE salutes the revolutionary artist by sharing an interview produced some years ago.
Dieter Buchhart Curator
Tricia Laughlin Curator
Judith Malina Co-founder, "The Living Theater"
Ana Tijoux Rapera