Give A Damn

GIVE A DAMN Music + Activism at Stax Records


September 28 – December 2, 2018

Crosstown Arts in Crosstown Concourse

Opening Reception Friday, September 28, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Crosstown Arts are partnering in September 2018 to host and present a new exhibit titled “ Give A Damn Music + Activism at Stax Records.” Its title taken from the 1970 Staple Singers song, “Give a Damn,” this exhibition is the culmination of a year-long examination of Stax Records’ commitment to political activism, community engagement, and social justice in the years following Dr. King’s 1968 assassination in Memphis.

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Right after Happy Colors’ EP Twerka Dominicana blew everyone’s mind including Diplo, Dillon Francis and all the Moombah-Bass community, Latino Resiste entered a path in terms of bringing rising stars to our little platform. Happily we got to also debut Rathero, Bacondo, Godwonder, White Gangster, Billion Dollars, Alpire, Medina, and lots more..

But at the peak of that sick movement one dude was elusive for the longest time.
We became immediate fans of his basic, yet powerful sound and wild basslines.
CHCKN has been Los Angeles’ underground moombahtonista who slays it every single time. CHCKN-POUL weiterlesen

Woodstock 50: Stardust and the Devil’s Bargain

Woodstock 50: Stardust and the Devil’s Bargain
Submission deadline: October 15
April 5-7, 2019
Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)

In August of 1969, a dairy farm in the state of New York hosted a pivotal moment in the history of pop music. Taking place only two years after the „Summer of Love” and one year after the tumultuous events of 1968, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair put an exclamation point on the transformational decade of the 1960s. Woodstock 50: Stardust and the Devil’s Bargain weiterlesen

Soundscapes of Trauma Music, Violence, Therapy

International Conference ‘Soundscapes of TraumaMusic, Violence, Therapy’

Submissions Deadline: 24 September 2018

Dates: 24–25 May 2019

Organizer: Panteion University, Athens, Greece

Co-organized by Research Platform Social Impact of Music Making

Keynote Speakers: Suzanne G. Cusick (NYU), Martin Daughtry (NYU)

The conference explores negative and positive uses of music and sound in detention, warfare, and conflict. Music has been intrinsically linked with repression, punishment, and warfare, as well as therapy and survival. Music torture and sonic weapons are only a few examples that are by no means limited to contemporary times. At the same time, there is a growing scholarship on the beneficial effects of music in war and detention. Soundscapes of Trauma Music, Violence, Therapy weiterlesen