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Rapping Through A Museum Exhibit

Rapper interacts with contemporary art
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Colombian artist Juan Obando noticed a disconnect between North Carolina art museums and the communities they serve. In response, he invited local hip-hop artists to create songs that playfully critique contemporary art collections at local museums. The result is Museum Mixtape: a series of music videos shot in art museums, featuring hip-hop artists.

  

Museum Mixtape - Trailer from Juan Obando on Vimeo.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Juan Obando, art and art history professor at Elon University. Dan The Don and Dinero P of the Durham-based rap group, The Koolest, perform their song about CAM Raleigh.

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.