Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts every year organizes a Halloween party. One of the bands that was slated to play the party got the news that they were being canceled... Why, you ask? Because they were "too white"!
Here's Shokozaba, the band we're talking about...
And this, understandably, is their Facebook comment about the surprise cancellation...
It seems there was a group of students who felt they were "too white to play Afro-beat," and they expressed concerns "about cultural appropriation and the need to respect marginalized cultures."
BTW, Hampshire College is planning to pay Shokazoba in full in spite of the cancelation.
What do you think? Do the members of an Afro-beat band have to be of a certain race? Do the members of a Mariachi band for that matter have to be of a certain race? How about river dancers?