Tonight, we have a live band in studio on APEX Express! Bandung 55 is a newly formed Bay Area-based funk/soul/hip hop band, made up of six Filipino activists, organizers, and musicians. They’ll bless APEX with a few live performances throughout the night, and we’ll sit down with them for intimate interviews to hear their history as a band and as organizers and ask them why art is a form of their political work. We’ll also talk more about how API’s have used culture in historical political movements, here in the US and in our homelands – and we’ll bring back the voices of critical API political artists such as Chris Iijima and Mike Dream. Don’t miss this show!!
MC Kiwi and Guitarist Paul Bolick of Bandung 55 (photo by Vay Hoang)
MC Kiwi (vocals)
Paul Bolick (bass guitar)
Armael Malinis (keyboard)
Jay Conui (drummer)
Tony Daquipa (percussions)
Ervin Lopez (lead guitar)
Hosted by Ellen Choy.
Decolonize Jeju: Jam Docu Kangjung Bay Area Premiere this Friday, Jan 27th @ Eastside Arts Alliance. Join Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans (HOBAK) for the Bay Area premiere of a series of short films by independent filmmakers about people’s struggles against the construction of a military base on Jeju Island. Including interviews with allied groups on anti-militarism work in other countries and in the US, valentine resistance grams, live performance, food, drinks and more!
Tonight, we bring you an end-of-year harvest show — dedicated to small and family farmers and fisherpeople around the world, from rural farmers in Asia, to backyard gardeners here in Oakland, to crabbers and shrimpers in the Gulf Coast.
Ellen Choy produces a series featuring three Bay Area gardeners: Aileen Suzara, Steph Lee, and Arsenia Malinis (interviewed by her son, Armael)
A quick music break with creative music from the Mutual Aid Project, a trio made up of Tracy Hui, Nick Obando, and Marshall Trammell
A trip to Coden Alabama with Marie Choi to talk with Siripon Hall, Minh Le, and Zack Carter, crabbers and shrimpers who are organizing a seafood cooperative through the South Bay Communities Alliance.