Starting this week at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, is an exhibit entitled “Where They At: New Orleans Bounce and Hip-Hop in Words and Pictures,” by photographer Aubrey Edwards and journalist Allison Fensterstock. Here is a sneak peak at some of the words and images. And, here is what the museum has to say about the exhibit:
Bounce music’s signature beats and call-and-response chants are deeply rooted in New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indian and second-line traditions. Using images, music and the artists’ own voices, the exhibition documents pioneering New Orleans rappers from the 1980s and 1990s the period when bounce music evolved, melded and interplayed with lyrical hip-hop and gangsta rap in New Orleans to create a unique, hybrid Crescent City sound that is the newest branch of Southern roots music.
Tonight at 7, in conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a screening of Ya Heard Me?, a film which chronicles the history of bounce. Afterwards there will be a discussion with the filmmakers. $10. 7 p.m.