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We at Future X Sounds, recognizing the situation we are all facing, have worked to put together a program that fosters introspection and creativity so that we as a community may survive this pandemic not to return to "business as usual," but a place of realized change. 

By fostering musical collaborations leading to the creation of an EP and VIRTUAL RELEASE PARTY, as well as organizing community conversations (RADICAL DIALOGUES), we hope to present an opportunity to further both music and community in a time of distress and limitation.

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 With music venues and studios closed, we at Future X Sounds have adapted to keep the music alive with the creation of an EP titled “Collaboration Sessions Vol. I.” Our roster of iconic and award-winning producers and curators will each hand select participants to create a song together as part of their team, giving our audience an inside look into their creative process through special livestreams as they work. All of this culminating in the premiere and release of these unique works of art through our Virtual Release Party taking place on June 14th.

Proceeds of the release will be donated with guidance from our producers and curators to: The Trombone Shorty Foundation, Campaign Zero, Detroit Justice Center, and Beauty 2 The Streetz

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FOR VIRTUAL RELEASE PARTY:

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Producers + Curators

Tank & The Bangas

 Grammy Nominated, 

OffBeat Award Winning 

Soul Group

Chris Dave

 Grammy Award Winning, 

Drummer, Composer 

And Bandleader

 ALSO FEATURING:  

Saxkixave • Letrainiump • Hasizzle • Oswin Benjamin • SpaceBunny Jefferson 

Aaron Abernathy • Quelle Chris • Dudley Perkins • Lakecia Benjamin • Rickie Byars  

Georgia Anne Muldrow

 Influentially Daring

Singer, Songwriter,

And Producer

Black Milk

Acclaimed Producer,

Rapper, And Performer

COMMUNITY

DR. SHAMELL BELL

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“By curating this series for Future X Sounds, I aim to push forward a framework for examination of our own methods and mediums of “activism”. By discussing “performance as activism,” healing through the Arts, and highlighting the importance of mental health conversations, we gather tools to ensure that in the “Day After” COVID-19 we do not return to business as usual. Our Future X Sounds toolkit is a free resource designed to be used, shared, and added to, long after this event, built to continue ongoing conversations that implement change and create a reality unlike we've ever seen. What’s in your toolkit?"

Radical Dialogues

Discussions, live performances and interactive workshops will cover a wide range of topics such as: Healing Through Art, "The Day After" COVID-19, Mental Health, and Performance Art as Activism. Artists, activists, media, brands, and community-builders will collaborate to create a set of actionable recommendations & petitions for and from the music community and its ecosystem. Our storytellers give our audience the access needed to further their understanding and traverse the depths of conversations asking to be brought to the surface. We’re excited and grateful for those willing to come on this journey with us. 

STORYTELLERS:

ALSO FEATURING:

JAY JORDAN • THABISILE GRIFFIN • ASMA ELHUNI • JESSICA BYRD • DARTMOUTH STUDENT UNION (DSU) • ADAEZE ADIGWEME • JANAY M. GARRETT • DR. TUNETTE POWELL• IFE JIE • TIFFANY PITTS • THE UNDERCOMMONS • BRITNEY CRAIG • COLLECTIVE UN/BECOMING • MICHELLE ANTOINETTE NELSON • CRYSTAL GREER • TANISHA SAUNDERS • ERIC COLY • ISAAC BRYAN • DR. AKILAH CADET • TANYA BARROW • MENELIK TAFARI • QUAN LATEEF-HILL • GENERAL JEFF

GINA BELAFONTE

DR. MILO DODSON

DR. CHEVONNA GAYLOR

KATELYN OHASHI

SAMORA PINDERHUGHES

ERICA BUDDINGTON

ELEUTHERA LISCH

ASH-LEE WOODARD HENDERSON

LINDA SARSOUR

JAMILAH LEMIEUX

ZELLIE IMANI

ERIKA TOTTEN

CRYSTAL TORRES

JOEL LEON

SIMI MOONLIGHT

JOSHUA KISSI

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