Bolivian rapper Ukamau y ké (Abraham Bojórquez) forms an important part of the unfolding of the local and international hip hop movement. He was an activist and a pioneer for hip hop in Aymara. He died unexpectedly at the peak of his musical career. Years later, his friend, Ecuadorian rapper and director, Andrés Ramírez, returns to Bolivia to uncover the reasons for his death. In this journey, Ukamau y ké comes back to life through archival material and contemporary interviews. You won't want to miss this screening of Ukamau y ké, followed by a Q&A with Andrés Ramírez. Light refreshments will be served at the event!
To view an interview with Andrés Ramírez, as well as some of his work, please visit the following links:
Interview with Andrés Ramírez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b17O3eMvHpo
Ramírez's documentary, Ukamau y ké: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrMuMoWEKlE&t=2069s
"Presente y combativo" music video:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPfJ_PBDwsg
This event is organized and sponsored by the Abya Yala Student Organization. Additional sponsors include: Department of Spanish & Portuguese; Center for Latin American Studies; University Libraries in connection with the K’acha Willaykuna Humanities Collaboration and Knowledge Equity Working Group; Department of Linguistics; Department of French & Italian; Center for Languages, Literatures & Cultures; EMIC Graduate Student Interest Group for Expressive Culture; QuePasa Magazine.