Educación social en movimientos juveniles de arte urbano. Escuelas de rap en Medellín

Translated title of the contribution: Social Education in Urban Art Youth Movements. Rap Schools in Medellín

Ángela Garcés-Montoya, Gladys Lucía Acosta-Valencia

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This article, a product of the research Sound Territories: Hip Hop Schools in Medellín, aims to characterize the group dynamics, practices, discourses, and educational processes in the route of popular art, and urban rap case. Rap, recognized as one of the musical genres that make up sound territories in the outskirts of Medellín, has a history of more than 30 years of expression and appropriation of community social spaces. There are numerous studies of the hip-hop movement in Latin America, however, the studies that explore the school are recent and scarce as the fifth element that adds to the four that have been the tradition in the genre. In the context of social education and reflections on educational processes and their disruptive possibilities, with a focus on the dialogue of knowledge, a sample consisting of two schools of urban art was worked on: AgroArte: Agrarian Hip Hop and Feminist School. Techniques typical of urban ethnography were used: memory workshops, group interviews, and experience reports. Among the findings is the identification of educational processes that, in their aesthetic and political dimensions, manage to produce practices, discourses, knowledge, ways of relating, links with the territory, and with memory that are generating transformation in sectors of the periphery of Medellín. Transformations are evident in the daily life of the territories and in the constitution of emancipated subjectivities, which bet on collective creation and cultural resistance.

Translated title of the contributionSocial Education in Urban Art Youth Movements. Rap Schools in Medellín
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)61-80
Number of pages20
JournalNarodopisny vestnik
Issue number87
StatePublished - 2023


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