The (Latin) American underground: Havana and marginocentric hip hop

  title={The (Latin) American underground: Havana and marginocentric hip hop},
  author={C. Hankin},
  journal={Atlantic Studies},
  pages={82 - 98}
  • C. Hankin
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • Atlantic Studies
ABSTRACT Havana functions as a node for Latin American “underground” hip hop from which artists rehearse cosmopolitanism from the periphery. Treating Havana as a marginocentric city, I suggest that hip hop culture can be seen as an important channel for the transnational flow of cultural capital and the decolonization of knowledge. I examine Havana’s marginocentric position vis-à-vis the Latin American hip hop network as both a physical meeting place and a space from which to imagine discourses… Expand