10/25/12: Soulciety’s Empower, Ly Nguyen’s Novella Release, & SARIWA! Filipino Community Dinner

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This week we converge three amazing local community stories into one show.  This weekend the API community has no shortage of incredible events, all to benefit local artists and organizations.  APEX contributor Ellen Choy caught interviews to highlight all three great stories:

First, we have an interview with a house-full of talent and passion from Soulciety – a community-based youth organization in Hayward. They have their annual performance this Saturday Oct 27th – Empower: Master of the Three Rings – which they describe as “where the stage, street and circus collide.”  We got a dynamic interview, including a beautiful acoustic performance, spoken word, and live beatboxing! We also have ticket giveaways!!

Also on Saturday, FACES (Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity) and The People’s Kitchen are hosting SARIWA! – a community dinner project.  We host them live in the studio to tell us about this awesome event that will be a family-style dinner featuring live music, performance, and a multi-course meal honoring the living Filipino food traditions that connect the motherland to the diaspora.

Author/writer Ly Nguyen announces the release of her novella called “Same Same” – which tells the untold story of Vietnamese nail salon workers, based on her own personal and family experience.  She tells us about the book and about her upcoming event called “Talk to Me: Personal Conversations with Local Vietnamese American Artists” happening this Sunday, Oct 28th.

Don’t miss this convergence of culture and community! And while you’re listening, we have TONS of ticket giveaways for our listeners! We have 3 pairs of tickets to Soulciety’s Empower (oct 27), 3 pairs of tickets to Asian Improv Arts’ 25th Anniversary at Yoshi’s (Oct 28), and 2 pairs of tickets to Nguyen Le feat. Charged Particles at Yoshi’s (Oct 31)! Don’t miss out – tune in, and keep your phone closeby.

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