ArtPower And Blacktronika Present Sound For Humanity

ArtPower and Blacktronika present Sound for Humanity, a series of performances by six creative artists, who were asked to think about sound, not only in its sonic definition (noun) but sound as an adjective (sound mind) and verb (sound the alarm), and how their choices will contribute in some way to humanity.

Two-night event featuring six amazing artists

This two-night event, from April 28–29 at 7PM, features conceptual sound artist Maria Chavez, soul improviser Lisa Vazquez, rhythm scientist Stro Elliot, mood composer Melz, sound artist Ari Melenciano, and polymath producer King Britt.

“The idea behind Sound for Humanity is for each of us to create a message for humanity through our sonic palette and performance.  When thinking about the word, Sound, I felt we could express sound as a noun (obvious), adjective (sound mind … safe and sound) and verb (sound the alarm)… keeping these intentions in mind within our creative process. Each artist will stretch the boundaries of their personal sounds and process, expanding on sonic space.”—King Britt

Blacktronika: Afrofuturism in Electronic Music

Blacktronika is a UC San Diego course created by Assistant Teaching Professor King Britt, that shines a light on innovators of color who have contributed to the global advancement of electronic music.

About ArtPower

ArtPower at UC San Diego presents performing arts that engage, energize, and transform the diverse cultural life of the university and San Diego. Through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances, ArtPower seeks to develop more empathetic students and community members who are better prepared to engage in the world around them through their participation in high-quality artistic, educational, and engagement programs that broaden thinking and awareness, deepen understanding, and encourage new dialogues across UC San Diego and the community.

Tickets are $10 per event, or $15 for the two-day virtual festival, and can be purchased online at here. For more information, visit here.

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