This interactive presentation will be led by Ronald Turner II, known as DJ R-Tistic. He will take the audience on an oral and visual tour of the history of sampling classic R&B, soul, funk, and jazz records, which laid the foundation for the creation of hip-hop, and how the usage of sampling continues to thrive in today’s musical landscape.
This event is part of the 2024 Black History Month Celebration by James Farmer Multicultural Center at the University of Mary Washington.
For centuries, African Americans have used the arts as a powerful medium for cultural expression, community resonance, and social critique. Each generation, within the African diaspora spanning from the Harlem Renaissance to present day, has transformed the globe through their numerous contributions in literature, fashion, film, theater, music, architecture, and language. Join the James Farmer Multicultural Center’s celebration and recognition of these memorable stories.