by Darcy Miller語言:EnglishP hoto Courtesy of the Artist“TWO DREAMERS”, Kenneth Takanami (FKA Exitpost)’s most recent album release, is a fascinating exploration of cultural discord and the Asian-American experience.
The rousing, aggressive singles, offset by quieter, softer, more beguiling moments, express the Asian-American experience perfectly through the medium of music.
As Takanami confides, “Growing up mixed race is complicated…I always felt like not knowing where is “home” is central to a lot of the Asian American experience”.
The Asian-American Commission argued there are “deep roots of anti-Blackness within the AAPI [Asian-American and Pacific Islander] community”, a statement which proved extremely controversial.
Over the decades, there have been many outlets through which Asian-Americans discuss the Asian-American experience, of feeling lost, not knowing where “home” is, and not feeling accepted in American or Asian society.