Tune in NOW to GRAMMY U’s #CivilRightsRadio G+ Hangout with J. Period and special guest Wale!
We explore the power of music in combining, mixing and remixing the soundtrack of social change- tracing the line of modern protest music from its roots in the songs of America’s civil rights struggles, through the powerful political hip hop of the 90s, to the soundtrack of present day immigrant debates.
Tune in NOW to GRAMMY U’s Art of the Crossfade with J. Period and USC Professor Josh Kun featuring special guest Questlove!
They are talking about the crossfader as a social asthetic, and political metaphor: a tool for toggling between identities, cultures, languages, disciplines, communities and a new way of seeing the world.
"I was in Asia touring [when I found out about my nomination] and my manager called me so flabbergasted," said Diplo. "It took me a while to accept it, and then all the Twitter [congratulations] starting rolling in … and it started sinking in how huge of a deal it is. … I think [Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical] is one of the most important awards because we’re the guys who are back there putting our heart and soul in the music."
The Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter played host for GRAMMYs On The Road At The Sasquatch! Music Festival held in George, Wash. The Chapter conducted exclusive backstage interviews with artists performing at the festival, including electronica DJ/producer Felix Cartal and hip-pop producer/MC Katie Kate.