333 Contemporaries – Looking for the Next Global Rap Star in Japan

March 23, 2021
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Live Webinar – 333 Contemporaries

Tuesday, March 23, 7 PM EDT  Calculate your local time

Hip-hop has exploded in popularity all over the world, traveling light years from its early New York roots, and Japan is no exception. However, few artists who have gained a large following in Japan have achieved the same level of success internationally. Join us for a lively conversation with Ren Stern, Frank Caracciolo, Kayvan Daragheh, and Aya Apton, the founding team from newly launched music label and production studio, Frank Renaissance, on how they are working to bring Japanese hip-hop and culture to the global stage. You’ll learn about the history of Japanese hip hop, where the industry is now and where it’s going. Moderated by Patrick St. Michel, a Tokyo-based writer covering Japanese music and pop culture. Followed by a Q&A. Don’t miss this inaugural event in our new 333 Contemporaries series.

333 Contemporaries engages young patrons in their twenties and thirties, who have a deep affinity for Japan and Japanese culture. Through a new series of curated annual events and programs, Contemporaries encourages a community of like-minded individuals to come together to continue Japan Society’s mission with the next generation.

Program Details:
This is a free event, with advance registration required. The program will be live-streamed through Zoom, and registrants will receive the viewing link in the event reminder emails, sent the day before and day of the event.

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  • 7:00 pm