Youth's sonic forces
One was born in the fire of New York’s ghettos, the other on the thudding dancefloors of the city’s underground clubs. If there are two genres that define a generation’s coming of age, hip-hop and electronic dance music would fit the bill. From Algeria to New Zealand, youth have seized upon their rhythm and beat to express anger and aspiration, while spawning new creative projects. But as cultures of resistance and rebellion go global, do they lose their spirit to become the standard-bearers of consumption?
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