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YPFoI: Is Jamaica More than Bob Marley?

Cultural Appropriation and Popular Culture

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YPFoI: Is Jamaica More than Bob Marley?

Cultural Appropriation and Popular Culture

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Can white people wear dreadlocks?
Does Beyonce get away with cultural appropriation?
Is there more to Jamaica than Bob Marley?

Cultural appropriation refers to elements of one culture are used by people from a different cultural group, especially in relation to people from a dominant culture taking from an oppressed culture. We’re talking bindis, kimonos and Hip Hop. But who decides what’s appropriation and what’s a genuine cultural exchange? Why is it OK for some groups or individuals to take from other cultures but not for others? Are we all just too quick to take offence?

Young People’s Festival of Ideas is a series of debates on critical issues affecting young people today.

Brought to you by an event partnership between Bristol Festival of Ideas, Arnolfini and Rising Arts Agency.

This event is open to all. Tickets are free but booking is required.

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