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1/12/12 The Music of 2011

Guest Singer for The Little Bits at Sunday Streets

Following up on last week’s epic recap of 2011, this week we feature the MUSIC of 2011 including songs by Makana, Ras Ceylon, Hopie Spitshard, Rocky Rivera, Kiwi, Blue Scholars, Goh Nakamura, The Invisible Cities, The Little Bits, Senbei, and a rousing music video by Magnetic North and Taiyo Na featuring Jin (see below).

We also honor the passing of activist and fellow radio producer, Yvette Hochberg, with a poem by Genny Lim.

Community Calendar

  • On Friday, January 13th join poets from around the Bay Area as they bid fairwell to the Year of the Rabbit. ‘Goodbye Rabbit’ is happening at 826 Valencia in San Francisco from 7 to 8:30pm. Bring a rabbit and handkerchief as we make way for the Year of the Dragon.
  • On Saturday, January 14th the Manilatown Heritage Foundation hosts the opening of ‘Legacy: The Art of Mike “Dream” Francisco’ at the I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kerney St in San Francisco. Dream was a graffiti writer who gained fame for his influential style blending hip-hop culture and social justice. He was murdered in February of 2000, but his legacy lives on. Visit legacyopening.eventbrite.com for tickets and additional information. This show runs through April 14th.
  • On Monday, January 16th from noon to 4pm the National Japanese American Historical Society presents ‘Deep Roots, New Shoots II’ at the Peace Gallery 684 Post Street in San Francisco. This will celebrate 40 years of Asian American art by veteran and emerging artists. From noon to 2pm there will be an artists salon and from 2 to 4pm is the opening reception. Visit njahs.org for all of the details.

3/24/11 Oakland Gang Injunctions, Ras Ceylon, and more

Free Rapa Nui Day of Action on March 16, 2011

Join DJ LN and Selekta Lapu~Lapu as they interview Rachel Jackson about Oakland Gang Injunctions and Sri Lankan American reggae and hip hop artist Ras Ceylon with pre-release versions of his new music. And finally, we take you to the Free Rapa Nui Day of Action on March 16.

We will also have a ticket give-away (one pair) to Katchafire, a popular reggae band from Aotearoa, at the Independent on Tuesday, March 29. Tune in!

The Fukushima-based film, HULA GIRLS, will be shown on Saturday, March 26th @ 2:00, 4:30, 7:00 at VIZ Cinema in San Francisco’s Japantown. The admission is free with suggested donations of $10 that will be contributed to the JCCCNC’s Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Based on a true story, HULA GIRLS is a heartwarming comedy about coal miners’ daughters who take on hula dancing to save their small mining village, helping the formation of Joban Hawaiian Center,  which was later to become one of Japan’s most popular theme parks.

People who would like to contribute towards the relief effort in Japan may want to consider visiting kokuajapan.org. Funds donated through this site will go to the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund set up by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California which goes directly to community organizations  on the ground in Japan, AND if you donate through the site kokuajapan.org, an additional 50 percent of your donation will be matched.