Friday, Mar 31 at 8:00 pm
Music Video release, Album Listening and Dance Party with Jam No Peanut
Microphone Misdemeanor is an interactive EP that brings trap music and interactive media to the fight against state terror. It is a five-track EP featuring interactive mini-installations for each music video, using AR and VR interfaces, such as LAYAR and Google Cardboard, to immerse the participant in interrogation rooms, and scenes of resistance from around the country. Using widely accessible technology, participants enter an experience that compels them not just to observe, but to touch, feel, see and think critically about state terror and fascism and get connected with the movement to overthrow this system and emancipate humanity.
This evening will be an immersive celebration of the EP that combines live performance, rap, interactive technology and political resistance. Over the course of the night there will be a listening party from the upcoming multimedia EP, live performance and a sneak peek at forthcoming music videos. This program will be followed by discussion with artist, Jam No Peanut. Post-discussion stick around to mingle, experience the Hands Up VR music video, explore augmented reality galleries that feature additional work and join our dance party with DJ Keeys. Proceeds from this event will go toward refusefascism.org.
5 min., 2017 World Premiere, USA.
Hands Up is a 360 immersive music video from rapper, multimedia artist, and revolutionary Jam No Peanut. The video that takes viewers from the second lines of New Orleans to the frontlines of resistance in Washington DC and New York City during the inauguration of the american fascist Donald Trump. Shot in New York City, Washington DC, and New Orleans – presents a picture of a day in the life of a modern revolutionary freedom fighter fighting fascism in a post-apocalyptic world, and is the latest installment from Jam No Peanut’s upcoming multimedia EP “Microphone Misdemeanor.”
Jam No Peanut is a rapper, interactive media artist, and revolutionary bringing trap music and technology to the fight against mass incarceration and police terror. A Fulbright Scholar and organizer whose who’s faced jail time with Cornel West and Carl Dix for protesting Stop & Frisk with nonviolent civil disobedience, and organized the Hell You Talm Bout demonstrations with Janelle Monae and Wondaland, Jam No Peanut is out to change the world with art and revolutionary action.
Born in Southeast, Washington, DC, Jam No Peanut blends hip hop, interactive technology and revolutionary content in his installations and live performances – taking the sinister undertone of trap music and injecting it with revolutionary lyrics. Mims, who is fluent in mandarin, switches between english and chinese in politically charged verses, while live shows and are an experiential blend of interactive technology stations, dynamic performance sets, and compelling revolutionary content.
When not on the stage or the soapbox, Jam No Peanut uses original hip hop music, culturally responsive pedagogy and technology to help previously-failing high school students pass the New York State Regents exams. His work in art, music, interactive technology and organizing against mass incarceration has been featured in Alleywatch, Complex, New York Times, and the Nation, among others.