Inside the Ethnic Studies Studio...Featuring Shing02February 28, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, BusAd D203
Born in Tokyo, raised in Tanzania and England, Shing02 came up in the independent SF Bay Area scene in the early '90s. Over the course of his independent career starting in 1995, he has made the transition from sample-based music to live performances with a full band incorporating traditional instruments, while remaining true to his hip hop roots. As the inventor of the Vestax Faderboard, he toured with the free-jazz trio, Kosmic Rennaisance. Shing02 is one of a handful of multilingual rappers from Japan, releasing musical projects both in Japanese and English and collaborating with the likes of Japanese hip hop producer/DJ Nujabes and Japanese American jazz vocalist Emi Meyer. He will be talking about his music and art, including the recently released English language album "ASDR" with Brooklyn-based band Chimp Beams, as well as his community work around environmental justice.
Free and open to the public
Department of Ethnic Studies and KTUH’s The Got Rice? Show, Mānoa Campus