Mixing It Up: [Identity and Music] Innovation

Hapa Japan 2013 Festival - Day 1

An evening concert event featuring mixed-race artists KINA GRANNIS, JUSTIN NOZUKA, and GOW.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative

Crossing boundaries, taking risks, making music and redefining identity—“Mixing It Up” will showcase a broad range of talent from mixed-race artists in an exciting evening of cultural and artistic performance. Musical performances from popular YouTube artist and USC alum Kina Grannis, Japanese-Canadian singer/songwriter Justin Nozuka and Gow, from the Japan-based group Genez, will be woven with interactive conversations and stories from the artists about their cultural roots and mixed identity, experimentation with innovative technology and music-making outlets and the risks and challenges they have faced in building their careers in inventive, groundbreaking ways.

REGISTRATION OPENS 9AM ON MARCH 6, 2013 ON THE VISIONS AND VOICE WEBSITE: http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/113/event/897868

For more information on the Hapa Japan 2013 Festival, please visit: www.hapajapan.com

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by the USC Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, with additional support from the USC Program Board Special Events Committee.