Sean Berger, CHID

Contact swberger@u.washington.edu

(working) Seattle Hip Hop and Jazz: How racial groups share culture

This project is a short documentary approximately 15-30 minutes long
which will focus on race relations in Seattle through Hip Hop.  It will
show Jazz as a pretext and parallel for Hip Hop and the change in racial
interaction from the early days of Seattle Jazz to the current era of Hip
Hop.  A main focus of this video will be the question of authority over an
art form/cultural product and how these cultural interactions are shared,
used, or appropriated between racial categories ~V and what that means for
the personal and relational dynamics for everyone involved.  The video
will include interviews with local historians, academics, musicians,
performers and artists as well as footage of performances, concerts and
Jazz and Hip Hop taking place in various places in Seattle.