This week Ellen Choy brings you an update from Occupy the Farm, we talk with Professor Diane Fujino about the late Richard Aoki, and we sample Eth-Noh-Tec‘s new performance, “Red Altar” as part of the United States of Asian America Festival.
Legendary Bay Area activist Richard Aoki, was the most prominent non-Black member of the Black Panther Party! Since we’re in fund drive, were happy to offer Professor Fujino’s recently released book, Samurai Among Panthers AND AOKI: A Documentary Film by Ben Wang and Mike Cheng as special premiums for donating to KPFA tonight.
- Aching to hear some amazing drumming? This Saturday, May 19th at 8 pm hit up International Hotel Manilatown Center at 868 Kearny Street for innovative Taiko drummer Kenny Endo’s benefit concert, commemorating the 35th anniversary of the I-Hotel’s eviction. $10.
- Asian and Pacific Islanders are making a big impact on the Jazz world these days. Check out what happens when composer and saxophonist Francis Wong shares the stage with Wayne Wallace, one of the best African-American Latin musicians in the scene. That’s on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 8 pm. African American Arts and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street. $20 at the door
- Finally, because we here at APEX are huge fans of Kearny Street Workshop, the oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization, we want to celebrate them turning 40! They are bringing together three generations of exceptional artists. Hand-Me-Down features solo theater, music, storytelling, movietelling, dance, and more exploring the past and imagining the future of APAs in the arts. Tuesday, May 22 7 pm Bindlestiff Studio 185 Sixth St. Admission: $10-20 sliding scale