Taglish - performed and composed by Karl Evangelista and ensemble

This is from Karl's website describing Taglish, which will be performed October 25 at APAture '13...

TAGLISH: New Album from Karl Evangelista/Grex Taglish is a new work from Bay Area guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista and art rock outfit Grex--an album of original Filipino-American music that is staggering in scope and strangeness. 

Inspired by Evangelista's family experiences, Taglish is an exploration of the multifaceted nature of both contemporary music and 21st century immigrant culture. The project synthesizes jazz, American song, 20th century experimentalism, and Filipino folk melody into a sound that is at once universal and starkly personal. Centered around Evangelista's duo Grex and featuring trailblazing saxophonist/Asian Improv aRts cofounder Francis Wong, renowned electric bassist/multi-instrumentalist John-Carlos Perea, and Bay Area drumming dynamo Jordan Glenn, Taglish is a genuinely multicultural, trans-idiomatic work.

For more info: http://www.karlevangelista.com

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Karl Evangelista and "Taglish" at APAture '13 Music Night Oct 25

Composer, guitarist, and bandleader Karl Evangelista will be a featured artist in Kearny Street Workshop's APAture '13: A Window into the Art of Emerging Asian Pacific American Artists on Friday, October 25, 2013.  Asian Improv Creative Director Francis Wong will be in the Karl's ensemble and had this to say, "I am really excited for Karl, he is an important new voice on the scene. And thanks to Kearny Street Workshop, which brought us the historic Asian American Jazz Festival for so many years, for continuing to promote and present young APA artists!" Click here for more info.

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The Escape and Rescued Memories: New York Stories Nov 8-9 with Lenora Lee Dance

Asian Improv aRts is extremely pleased to be a community partner with the de Young Museum for the premiere of these powerful new works from Lenora Lee Dance! They are the product of an unprecedented and wonderfully rich collaboration of artists and organizations that the de Young blog has dubbed a "collaboration nation". To get more of an idea of the depth of the upcoming work read the de Young blog by clicking here. For details on the upcoming shows and how to get tickets click here or visit our Calendar.

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26th Annual Season

We are now into our 26th Annual Season! Thanks again everyone for your support in our 25th Season. We have already co-presented shows at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival September 14 (the dance film “Reflections” by Lenora Lee and Olivia Ting), and the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive September 20 (Francis Wong Unit plus special guests perform Diaspora Tales #2: 1969). Still coming up will be special presentations at the de Young Museum November 8-9 (premiere of Lenora Lee Dance’s The Escape and Rescued Memories: New York Stories and performance of Francis Wong's Trio SF), and Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California November 18 (Genryu Arts 18th Anniversary Concert). In addition, we are continuing our arts education programs at Alice Fong Yu, Clarendon, and Redding Schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. Please make it to one of the shows! Your support and involvement continues to inspire us to keep doing the work!

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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.