Tangram stands in solidarity with the Black community around the world in protesting against racial injustice and police brutality. We are actively engaged in conversations about how we can combat anti-Black racism in our own communities and use our platform to better amplify and support our Black friends and family. Black lives matter.
We as transnational Asians would not be where we are, empowered to create and live the way we do, without the leadership of Black intellectuals, artists, and activists who have done the brave, dangerous work of revealing the violence of white supremacy. We acknowledge the privileges that we have as transnational Asians, and the extent to which we owe these to the Black community.
The vision of the future we work toward as a new music collective—a future in which Chinese and Western cultures are no longer assumed to be mutually exclusive, in which geopolitical tensions give way to a culture of listening and human connection—would not, and will not, be possible without the movement for Black lives. They have created an invaluable impact by calling for justice in our systems, and creating a culture that reckons with the past.
We feel the deepest gratitude and indebtedness for this legacy, and have a responsibility to do everything we can to honor and support that legacy through our work.