KAKU ups ante on ‘Dance (RED) Save Lives Vol. III’ with collaborative NFT drop [Q&A]

Earlier this month, African electronic label Mavin Records partnered with charity (RED) to release a star-studded compilation album titled Dance (RED) Save Lives Vol. 3. Curated by iconic Afrobeats artist Don Jazzy and Aluna, the eclectic collection features new music from acts Felix Da Housecat, KAKU, Sofi Tukker TOKiMONSTA, Chris Trucher, and more. Proceeds generated from the album will be donated to (RED) in their efforts to alleviate COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS damages in sub-Saharan Africa. To garner more attention for the philanthropic album project and raise more money for COVID-19 relief, sole Asian representative on the compilation, KAKU is paving the way for Asian musicians in blockchain ventures with a newly released collaborative charity NFT collection. To help bring his ideas to life, KAKU partnered with leading Taiwan-based visual artist Jonni, whose portfolio boasts visual collaborations with Marshmello and REZZ, among others. The full NFT drop landed on Friday, April 23.Dancing Astronaut caught up with KAKU to learn more about the forthcoming NFT drop and the inspiration behind it. ______________________________________________________________________________Tell us more about your contribution to the ‘Dance (RED) Save Lives Vol. III’ compilation.What made you decide to create an accompanying NFT collection?Tell us more about the inspiration behind your NFT art pieces? How does it connect with the larger scope of the compilation?Proceeds generated from the NFT drop will be donated to the Global Fund’s fight against COVID-19. KAKU has been performing regularly in Taiwan for months now, where the pandemic was virtually nonexistent for the majority of 2020. Read Dancing Astronaut‘s interview with KAKU about performing at full-fledged festivals in a near COVID-free safe haven here.Featured image: Lorenzo PierucciTags: , , , , , , , ,
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