Music, Culture and Transformation Feb. 26th – 27th

February 20, 2014

Come to Music, Culture and Transformation, a two-day series of events sponsored by MIT/Harvard Cool Japan on February 26th ad 27th including live music and panel discussions. All events are fee and open to the public.

On Wednesday the 26th from 3 to 5 PM in Room E25-111 come to an artist talk and panel on Fukushima Activism, Postwar Pop, Intermedia Art, and Global Hip-Hop. This will feature an Artist Talk with Zeebra (Japanese hip-hip emcee) and Ian Condry followed by the following presentations: “Sounding Against Nuclear Power in Post-Fukushima Japan” with Maria Abe (BU), “Sonic Encounters Between Art and the Everyday in 1960s Japan” with Miki Kaneda (Harvard), “The Politics of Pop Music Before J-Pop” with Hiromu Nagahara (MIT), and “Move the Planet: Post-National Hip-Hop Diaspora” with Murray Forman (NEU).

At 8pm on Wednesday in Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge, MA, experience live music from Tokyo and local favorites alike, featuring Wallys Tuesday Funk (local funk jazz band) at 8PM, Miss Monday (Hip-Hop emcee and reggae legend from Tokyo) at 9PM, and Guest DJ set by Zeebra (Tokyo-based emcee and internaional recording artist) at 10PM. From 11PM to 1AM there will also be an International dance party with DJ Ian C. and more. You must be 18+ for this event. 18-20 year-olds must RSVP to this club event to Kevin McLellan at

On Thursday the 27th in Room E140633 from 5-7PM visit the MIT Cool Japan/CMS Colloquium, featuring “Gender in Taiwanese Rap Music: Hope for the Future?” with Meredith Schweig (MIT) and “A Musical Model for Development? Haiti’s Mizik Angaje Re-Imagined” with Rebecca Dirksen (MIT), moderated by Ian Condry (MIT). This event will be followed by public reception with the panelists and light food and drink from 7-8PM at the CMS headquarters.

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