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10/6/2011 Filipino American Jazz, API film previews, and the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement

Tonight on Apex Express, we bring you the sweet sounds of Annie Brazil, Lena Sunday, Ann Marie Santos, and the S.F. Pinoy Jazz Quartet. They are performing at the Fourth Annual San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival this Sunday at Yoshi’s. We also have four pairs of tickets to see these amazing performers, so tune in!

[audio http://archives.kpfa.org/data/20111006-Thu1900.mp3]

Apex contributor Marie Choi interviews Oscar Peñaranda, Associate Director of the San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival on the rich history of jazz in Filipino communities, hidden histories, and the connections between jazz and politics.

Also, Apex contributor DJ Bruddah K brings us a preview of API films screening at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

And finally, as the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement heads to congress this week, we bring you an encore of Preeti Mangala Shekar’s interview with Christine Ahn, executive director with the Korea Policy Institute.