There's racism in music. It's a tough discussion. And to move forward as a supportive, empathetic community of music creators, producers, listeners and critics .. and those of us in the media too .. we need to have a better understanding of the systemic issues that are unique to Canada's multicultural landscape.
Today we bring you a compelling panel discussion called Music: Racism, Power and Privilege 101. It was held at Music Gallery in Toronto on November 24, 2015.
The panel discussion included Alaska B of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, a Canadian experimental music and performance art collective; Damian Abraham of the punk band Fucked Up, Simone Schmidt of Fiver and The Highest Order, cellist Cris Derkson, journalist Max Mohenu, and media and culture sociologist Kim de Laat. It's moderated by April Aliermo of Hooded Fang and Phèdre.
Thanks to chartattack.com for allowing us to use and edit their video stream, and to rpn associate producer Kvesche Be for helping put this program together.
If you want to see the presentation as well as listen, you can see it on rabbletv here.