DATE: Friday, 15-09-2023
VENUE: Flucc Deck, 18:00-19:30
PANELISTS: Anthony Ko, Christine Kakaire, Saphy Vong, Tobias Lee, Yuko Asanuma
Creating a database for Asian diasporic artists in electronic music.
Maybe one of the most difficult questions to ask is how to become a community? In this discussion we will ask for the possibility of a database for electronic artists of the Asian Diaspora. What's the pros, what could be the cons of such a platform? Who is included, who is excluded? If the focus of a community we want to build is for the Asian Diaspora, then how could we even begin to define such a community that is encompassing the multiplicities of regional, musical, cultural, linguistic, historic and political diversities and exchanges within Asia? In doing so, can we build networks as a means of self-empowerment and a tool for gaining visibility?
We've invited speakers to the panel that are running labels, and/or agencies with an exclusive focus on artists with Asian heritage. Saphy Vong from Chinabot, Anthony Ko from Eastern Margins, journalist and booking agent Yuko Asanuma, Yegorka label-co-founder Tobias Lee, and Christine Kakaire from the Black Artist Database will join us with their expertise.