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Dissolve Inequality: Music Summit @ MIT

  • 16 Mar 2016
  • 2:00 PM
  • MIT, Room 4-237 / Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave.

Dissolve Inequality: Music Summit @ MIT

March 16 (Wednesday), free and open to the public

noon Music Panel:  MIT, Room 4-237

2-5pm Panel:  Musicians & Scholars Debate Music & Inequality

Evening Dinner and Dance Party:  Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave.

6-8pm Dissolve Inequality networking dinner, join planning for Dissolve 2.0 (Fall 2016)

8-midnight Dissolve Dance Party, with Shing02 and Toshiya the Tribal (from Japan)

This one-day event, a continuation of the Dissolve Inequality (mitdissolve.mit.edu) 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 internationally acclaimed rapper Shing02 (from Japan), an artist-activist known in part for his opening theme song on the anime “Samurai Champloo.”  Other musical guests include the A-Beez (local jazz funk legends) and Toshiya the Tribal (also from Japan).

Contact:  Prof. Ian Condry (condry@mit.edu), Global Studies and Languages, MIT.  Thanks to generous support from the SHASS Dean’s Office, Global Studies and Languages, and MIT Japan.

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