On the Edge: Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Sharing?

2:15 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2018
5:15 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2018
53 Bay State Road
Contact Organization:
BU Center for the Study of Asia
Contact Name:
Robert Murowchick
Contact Phone:
Ian Condry (MIT), Sunanda Sanyal (Lesley U.), André de Quadros (BU), Sarah Frederick (BU)
Description: BU Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA) symposium: On the Edge: Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Sharing? SPEAKERS: Ian Condry “Wamono” Boom: Japanese hip-hop DJs discover their roots in local funk, soul and disco Professor of Japanese Culture and Media Studies at MIT. As an anthropologist, Condry studies cultural flow across borders (e.g., hip-hop, anime). Sunanda K. Sanyal “Kimono Wednesdays”: Unpacking the Mechanics of Cultural Appropriation Professor of Art History & Critical Studies, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Sanyal focuses on the politics of representation and identity; and contemporary artists from former colonies in global discourses. André de Quadros "Stealing my Song: Exploring Narratives, Repertoires, Geographies" Professor of Music at Boston University, de Quadros is a conductor, scholar, music educator, and human rights activist. His professional work has taken him to over forty countries. MODERATOR: Sarah Frederick Associate Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature, BU. Frederick specializes in 20th-century Japanese literature and history, relationships among mass media, modern literature, gender, and culture. Reception to follow! Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 2:15pm to 5:15pm 53 Bay State Road, Boston University, Boston, MA