Kaleidoscope Student Arts Festival Sparks Cross-Cultural Dialogue

. January 31, 2018.
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Is Eminem an artist playing his part in a global arts movement, or a cultural thief? How about Miley Cyrus, or Post Malone? Student groups from across The U-M campus will debate such issues, particularly surrounding Gershwin’s opera Porgy & Bess, and share art and performance, including Southeast Asian dance, Korean Pop, Black Gospel, spoken word, and more. An open, safe dialogue about cultural appropriation in the arts will invite the audience to engage in questions like, how do artists respectfully share and borrow from one another? And, where are the lines between representation, glorification, appreciation, and appropriation? 

Free | 5:30-7pm | Friday, February 16
Hill Auditorium, 
825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor
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