Rap, Religion and Social Exclusion

An area that Chris Shannahan explores in his research at CTPSR is the ways in which rap music provides socially excluded urban youth to explore questions of identity and meaning and to articulate their experience of deep seated social exclusion. Since it’s emergence in the New York Bronx in 1973 rap has evolved into a global language, drawn upon in Cape Town as well as Compton and Brixton as well as the Bronx. In June 2017 Chris was a guest panelist on BBS Radio 4’s flagship religious affairs programme ‘Beyond Belief’ discussing ‘Rap, Religion and Social Exclusion’. You can listen to the programme by clicking on the link

Share This: