5/31/12 Chris Woon, Paper Son

On this installment of APEX Express:


Photo by Enson Jimenez

Chris Woon, who produces beats and music as Paper Son is the Hip Hop renaissance man. His documentary on Hmong B-boys (Breakdancers) entitled, Among B-Boys is currently in the film festival circuit. Paper Son has also produced, or remixed beats for Bambu, Bwan, in addition to his own projects, with O2, and Agent 126. Woon is also wrapping up his thesis work at UC Los Angeles, on his next documentary subject, Hella Hung.

Contributor R.J. Lozada sits with Woon at his home while they talk about and listen to Paper Son’s first love, music.


Celebrate the anniversary of India Currents magazine with an intriguing new play that benefits Narika, the bay area’s oldest organization working to end domestic violence in the South Asian community. Get your tickets for the premiere of Death in San Francisco, screening at the Theatre at San Pedro Square, at 29 N.San Pedro Street, San Jose. The play will screen on three days: June 8th, 9th and 10th. For tickets and more information, visit http://narika.org/wp-content/uploads/IC-for-website.jpg.

On Saturday, June 2, 8:00pm (doors open @ 7:30pm), at the Shotwell Studios,  RasaNova Theater & Friends of South Asia (FOSA), incConjunction with Footloose, present:
Burqavaganza by Shahid Nadeem
A Workshop Performance Directed by Vidhu Singh
A love story in the time of jihad, Burqavaganza, is a provocative political satire that uses the burqa as a symbol of a society that thrives on double standards and covering up the truth. Naturally, the play ruffled a lot of fundamentalist feathers and was banned in Pakistan. Burqavaganza is written by Pakistan’s most prolific and progressive playwright, Shahid Nadeem, co-founder of Ajoka Theatre. *Post-Show Q & A with the playwright
For more information, visit: www.ftloose.org

The Filipino Mental Health Initiative (FMHI) invites you to attend its training called Working with Filipinos: History, Culture and Perspectives.  This FREE training will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2012, from 9:00am-1:30pm at the San Mateo Main Library, Oak Room located at 55 West 3rd Ave in San Mateo.  This important training is intended for clinical providers, school-based educators, counselors and administrators who work with Filipino clients and students.
 Speakers include Dawn Mabalon, SFSU Assistant Professor of History, teachers, administrators and clinical providers who work with Filipinos, and Filipinos with lived experiences of mental health and/or substance use issues.
 Lunch and Certificates of Attendance will be provided!  Space is limited for this FREE event so early registration is strongly encouraged.  Online registration can be completed at:  http://fmhiprovidertraining1.eventbrite.com
 For more information, please refer to the attached flyer, or contact Joe Balabis at (650) 573-3474, or jbalabis@smcgov.org.

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