Remixed: Hip-Hop Artist Kalkidan Mashasha

In a couple of short verses, the Ethiopian Israeli hip-hop artist Kalkidan Mashasha mentions Bob Marley, Maimonides, and René Descartes in quick succession. Like the painter Kehinde Wiley—whose portrait of the performer is currently on view at The Jewish Museum—Kalkidan’s artistic process embraces hybrid cultures and a remix of past and present. His music confronts [...]