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ImprovisAsians 2018: Alcatraz Reflections and Meditations #50

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 01:10 PM
Knuth Hall, SFSU Creative Arts in San Francisco, CA

Asian Improv aRts in association with the Sound and Social Justice Commons and San Francisco State University Creative Music Studies

Present

Alcatraz Reflections and Meditations #50

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building

San Francisco State University

 

John-Carlos Perea

Photo © 2016 by Genevieve Shiffrar

 

Alcatraz Reflections, a series of 5 Native American flute solos with laptop accompaniment

 

Francis Wong with Deszon X. Claiborne (drums), Alex Farrell (bass), Jacqueline Lam (dan tranh), Helen Palma (voice) and guests tba

Photo by Andy Nozaka

 

Meditations #50, A program of works celebrating the 50th year of Ethnic Studies

 

This program is part of ImprovisAsians!, an annual series of performances and discussions exploring the connection between the performing arts and community-building. All events are free!


ImprovisAsians 2018: Pulsivity/Resonance and Meditations #50

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 01:10 PM
Knuth Hall, SFSU Creative Arts in San Francisco, CA

Asian Improv aRts in association with the Sound and Social Justice Commons and San Francisco State University Creative Music Studies

Present

Pulsivity/Resonance and Meditations #50

Hafez Modirzadeh with Dahveed Behroozi

Pulsivity/Resonance Duos

 

Francis Wong with John-Carlos Perea, Deszon X. Claiborne, Helen Palma, and guests tba

Meditations #50, A program of works celebrating the 50th year of Ethnic Studies

 

This program is part of ImprovisAsians!, an annual series of performances and discussions exploring the connection between the performing arts and community-building. All events are free!


ImprovisAsians 2018: No No Boy Project

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 01:10 PM
Knuth Hall, SFSU Creative Arts in San Francisco, CA

The No No Boy Project comes to SFSU as part of its 2018 Tour! Admission is Free as part of 2018 ImprovisAsians! presented by Asian Improv aRts, Sound and Social Justice Commons, and Creative Music Studies.

No-No Boy is a multimedia concert performed by Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama. Taking inspiration from interviews with World War II Japanese Incarceration camp survivors, his own family’s history living through the Vietnam War, and many other stories of Asian American experience, Saporiti has transformed his doctoral research at Brown University into folk songs in an effort to bring these stories to a broader audience. Alongside Aoyama, a fellow Ph.D. student whose family was incarcerated at one of the ten Japanese American concentration camps, No-No Boy aims to shine a light on experiences that have remained largely hidden in the American consciousness.​

Performing everywhere from universities and cultural centers to rural churches and bars, No-No Boy works to illuminate an understudied past and, in doing so, generate conversations about the present with diverse audiences. Using music to process their research and family legacies, Saporiti and Aoyama return often to a refrain they’ve heard spoken by those who have lived through the trauma of war and incarceration, “Do not let this happen again.”

https://www.nonoboyproject.com/about
https://www.nonoboyproject.com/music


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Founded in 1987, Asian Improv aRts’ (AIR) mission is to produce, present and document artistic works that represent the Asian American experience.