Electric Beethoven, New Mastersounds, & More Contributed To A Benefit Album For Louisiana Flood Victims

first_imgAs part of an ongoing effort to help those affected by the devastating floods in Louisiana this summer, Music For Relief, a nonprofit dedicated disaster relief and environmental preservation, has launched a campaign called #LouisianaStrong that brings artists, event organizers, and music industry executives together to help the cause.#LouisianaStrong includes multiple different music-related campaigns to benefit victim relief. On the initiative’s website, you can enter donation-based contests to win a variety of VIP “experiences” at different concerts and events, including Desert Trip, Blink-182‘s upcoming Irving, CA show, Voodoo Music + Arts Festical, III Points Festival.The campaign also includes a portion called “Download To Donate”, which rewards any donation of $5 or more with a download of an 18-track #LouisianaStrong compilation album. The multi-genre project features several unreleased tracks including Bassnectar‘s 2015 remix of “Roustabout” by Beats Antique and Reed Mathis‘ new Electric Beethoven project, as well as a song from Phil Lesh‘s Terrapin Crossroads house band, San Geronimo.The #LouisianaStrong compilation also features original songs by Gramatik, Citizen Cope, Boreta of The Glitch Mob, Dumpstaphunk, Nahko and Medicine for the People, The New Mastersounds and more.Click here to donate to the cause and download the compilation.Full Track Listing:01 Rising Appalachia & the Human Experience – Mississippi Song02 Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven – Thunderstorm03 Gramatik – Anima Mundi ft. Russ Liquid04 Shana Halligan – Something Real05 Boreta of The Glitch Mob – Honey Heart06 Z-Trip – Fury ft. Jack Dangers07 Beats Antique – Roustabout [Bassnectar Remix 2015]08 Born Dirty – Butter [VIP]09 Citizen Cope – Lifeline (Figure Remix)10 Moondog Matinee – Bourbon Street11 Dirtwire – The Well ft. Rising Appalachia12 Jake Houston – Hold Me13 San Geronimo – Better Days14 The New Mastersounds – Monday Meters15 Nahko & Medicine for the People – Build a Bridge (Live)16 Whitney Myer – Somehow17 Dumpstaphunk – They Don’t CareBonus 01 – Megan Slankard – Big Heavy (Richard Xavier Remix)Bonus 02 – Cane Hill – When The Evil Go Eastlast_img read more

‘Incognito’ author uncovers biases

first_imgOne hundred people paired up and observed one another without saying a word.The group gathered at the Radcliffe Institute’s Knafel Center on April 24 had a purpose: to make written judgments about the other based solely on appearance. The point? Judging people solely on appearance, without further efforts to know them, can result in unconscious bias.Understanding difference requires looking beyond the superficial, said the actor, author, and activist Michael Sidney Fosberg, whose solo show “Incognito” has appeared onstage since 2000.Fosberg’s workshop, “Cultural Competence: A Best Practice for Neutralizing Bias,” demonstrated how being culturally competent, or having a better understanding of other cultures, can help create a healthy, more productive workplace.The event was the final installment of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Diversity Dialogues for the academic year and was sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, FAS Human Resources, and the Radcliffe Institute.“The one-on-ones with strangers in the [Knafel Center] elicited questions, assumptions, and judgments that, regardless of how innocent and harmless they are, can easily lead to a path of bias,” said Chirajeet Sen, recruiting manager at Harvard Business School.“The dialogue was very helpful and eye-opening,” Sen said.  “As a human-resources professional, it enables me to be more self-aware and open to people with different personalities and from different backgrounds. Starting a dialogue and looking at things that we easily take for granted is why this event will be helpful in my workplace.”Deborah Valdovinos, events coordinator in the History of Science Department, agreed. “This and the other diversity dialogues have empowered me to discuss and deal with diversity-related issues in my workplace,” she said. “As an employee of color who has experienced different and challenging workplace realities, I find the diversity dialogues to be a safer venue, where the complex and at times highly charged issues around diversity can be productively discussed.”The dialogues “give me the opportunity to not only reflect on my own implicit bias, but to feel the power of coming together as a group to recognize how pervasive our inclination to judge others truly is,” said Heidi Wickersham, administrative coordinator with the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations.  “I appreciate that the University has taken the first steps in trying to ameliorate their impact in our work within FAS by encouraging dialogue. I hope to see continued dialogue on these issues with an emphasis on creating guidelines for staff and administrators to help improve attitudes and overcome bias, and toward a community commitment to proactively create a more inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students of all backgrounds.”last_img read more

Exclusive – Gray: Defoe would be a ‘fantastic’ signing for QPR

first_imgAndy Gray believes Jermain Defoe would be a ‘fantastic’ signing for Queens Park Rangers.Harry Redknapp has been linked with a move for the ex-Tottenham star, as he looks to improve his striking options.And former Scotland forward Gray claims the 31-year-old would be a hit at Loftus Road.“Jermain is a quality football and a genuine goalscorer,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “I was going to say he was wasted in the MLS but that would be unfair.“Jermain would be a fantastic signing for QPR.”last_img read more