What can music teach us about reducing inequalities:
gender, racial, economic, and more?
Dissolve Inequality: Music Summit @ MIT
Wednesday, March 16
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
- 2:00-3:00 pm Musicians Keynote Panel with hip-hop emcees Shing02 and E'Flash (of N.B.S.), Amy Bellamy (jazz piano with the A-Beez).
- 3:00-5:00 pm Ignite Talks & Discussion. Speakers: Sandy Alexandre (MIT), Nancy Baym (Microsoft Research), Ian Condry (MIT), Eva Heinstein (New England Conservatory), Toshiya Ueno (Wako University - Tokyo).
Networking dinner and Dance Party
Middlesex Lounge (315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge)
- 6:00-7:30 pm Networking dinner (light food)
- 7:30-8:30 pm live music with the A-Beez, local funk music legends
- 8:30-9:30 pm live hip-hop from Japan, first Boston performance ever! Shing02 with SPIN MASTER A-1.
- 9:30-10:00 pm N.B.S. (Natural Born Spitters), local
- 10pm-Midnight, Special guest DJs, including Toshiya the Tribal (from Tokyo), DJ iancondry & Blue Buddha
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.