This one-day event, a continuation of the Dissolve Inequality series, will explore the question: How can a new era of music offer insights into dynamics that can reduce inequalities — gender, racial, economic, and more? The event will feature panel discussions with artists, scholars and activists, as well as a networking dinner and musical performance in the evening featuring Shing02, a renowned artist, producer, and “artivist” from Japan known for his genre-bending, pioneering hip-hop. Shing02 is part of of a new generation of youth activists in Japan who communicate their political message through art and music. Other musical guests include the A-Beez (local jazz funk legends) and Toshiya the Tribal (minimal techno from Japan), N.B.S. (Boston-based hip hop).
Panel discussion with artists, scholars and activists
MIT Campus, 4-237
Networking dinner and Dance Party
Middlesex Lounge (315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge)
All events free and open to the public.
PLEASE NOTE: If under 21 years of age, YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER: firstname.lastname@example.org (SPACE LIMITED, everyone encouraged to RSVP)
Presented as a celebration of the MIT/Harvard Cool Japan Research Project Ten Year Anniversary.
Thanks to generous support from the SHASS Dean’s Office, Global Studies and Languages, and MIT Japan.