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King Britt – Education, Music History and the Black Lives Matter movement

King Britt – Education, Music History and the Black Lives Matter movement

FromThe Week


King Britt – Education, Music History and the Black Lives Matter movement

FromThe Week

ratings:
Length:
90 minutes
Released:
Jun 18, 2020
Format:
Podcast episode

Description

In the current episode of the Telekom Electronic Beats Podcast Editor-in-Chief Whitney Wei talks to DJ, composer, producer and Assistant Professor King Britt from Philadelphia. The two started a conversation on Instagram, after the release of Whiteys article Electronic Music Is Black Protest Music. The Electronic Beats team has taken an educational stance on the Black Lives Matter movement, with the team educating themselves and others with links to pertinent Black literature and anti-racism articles. King Britt who has an esteemed, professional background in music, facilitates these conversations daily in an academic setting. In the interview, King Britt explains the contributions of Black people on club culture and electronic music. Starting with the explanation of Afrofuturism, a term coined by Mark Dery in 1993 to explain Black liberation within a mythic, utopian prophecy, they consider this theme throughout the emergence of Chicago house, Detroit techno, drum and bass, and the LA beat scene, which were created as reactions by socio-political events for underrepresented communities. Britt emphasizes the symbiotic exchange between Berlin and Detroit techno, but, also traces the eventual whitewashing of the genre over time. Within, he describes his route to becoming an assistant professor and points out how he has been able to react in real time on the Black Lives Matter movement through education.
Released:
Jun 18, 2020
Format:
Podcast episode

Titles in the series (100)

Im Telekom Electronic Beats Podcast erzählen DJs, Künstler:innen, Kreative und die Community ihre persönlichen Geschichten rund um Musik, Club, Kultur, digitale Trends oder Innovationen. Wir sprechen über Themen, die unsere Gegenwart ausmachen und die Generation Now bewegen. In the Telekom Electronic Beats Podcast, DJs, artists, creatives and the community tell their personal stories about music, clubs, culture, digital trends and innovations. We talk about topics that shape our present and move Generation Now.