Performance - DJ Krush
The conference will feature a performance by DJ Krush from 8:15-11:00 PM at Princeton's Terrace Eating Club on Friday, Marsh 25th.
A pioneer of hip-hop in Japan, DJ Krush was first inspired to become a DJ upon seeing the movie Wild Style (dir. Charlie Ahearn) in 1983. Starting by performing in Tokyo's Yoyogi Park on Sundays in the 1980s, he formed the Krush Posse DJ Muro and other artists in 1987. Since 1992, Krush has pursued a solo career and has won attention for his use of the turntable as an instrument with which to improvise live with instrumentalists. He is also known internationally for his atmospheric tracks and his collaborations with traditional Japanese musicians, including shakuhachi master Morita Shūzan and tsugaru shamisen master Kinoshita Shin'ichi, whose aji (flavor) he has skillfully blended with hip-hop beats. Since the release of his first album Krush in 1994, he has released eight albums and several remix albums, including Zen (2001), which won the Best Electronica Album from the Association for Independent Music, and Jaku (2004), which topped the College Music Journal charts. He is currently working on a new album to commemorate his first twenty years as a solo recording artist.
This event is open to the public. Admission is free to all conference participants, as well as Princeton-affiliated faculty, staff, and students. We ask that all attendees RSVP by registering. Audience members who are not affiliated with the conference or Princeton University must also pay a $20 cover charge at the door.