Rhythm N Motion Energizes Swarthmore’s Mainstage

Last Friday, Swarthmore College and Bryn Mawr College’s bi-college dance group, Rhythm N Motion, put on a show-stopping performance on the Lang Performing Arts main stage. After having collaborated with Terpsichore for previous performances, this semester RnM took to the stage by

Review: Tiyé Pulley ’19 finds “The Way Out”

Tiyé Pulley ’19 introduced his debut EP, “The Way Out,” by reading a deeply personal account of the recording process of the project. His note tells the story of the trials and turmoil that birthed this EP. Almost the entirety of the

Wendy Xu ’15 returns to Swarthmore with new moves

Swarthmore alumna Wendy Xu ’15 made a return to campus last Sunday, when she led a hip-hop choreography workshop in the Lang Performing Arts Center. The early afternoon workshop was sponsored by the college’s own Rhythm N Motion Dance Company. Xu, a

Straight Outta Compton: The Power of Hip Hop

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG. Even before

Candidate gives talk on Afro-German cultural movements

Hip-hop is often thought of in a strictly American context without consideration of its international iterations and nuances. Consequently, the implications of the genre and its embedded messages in other countries are rarely considered from an American perspective. Vanessa Plumly, a PhD