Kaleidoscope Student Arts Festival Sparks Cross-Cultural Dialogue

. January 31, 2018.

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
myumi.ch/L1mjn

Trending

Same Eyes Generate Effervescent Synth Pop to Brighten Up the Darker Days

Looking for a little synth pop to brighten your day? Check out local Ann Arbor duo, Same Eyes, for some great music encouragement to brighten the mood.

Smile High Features Antwaun Stanley in their Song, ‘Special’

Ann Arbor musician Antwaun Stanley has partnered with Ben Silverstein in their newest single, ‘Special’. Check out this awesome song and their upcoming EP!

Kevin McAllister is a Jerk: Change my Mind

Home Alone is a holiday classic, but that doesn’t mean Kevin McAllister isn’t a jerk. But how is a movie about a jerk kid the center of a holiday classic?

Writer’s Pick 2020: Best Local Songs

Music has been one of the greatest escapes for the community this year. Here are some of the best local songs that came out, regardless of the pandemic!