Party People, a high-wattage fusion of story and song that unlocks the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords. Photo courtesy of kevinberne.com
Party People is a complex examination of revolutionary times up at Berkeley Rep. Artistic ensemble UNIVERSES rocks and unlocks the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords through a high-enegy show featuring live video, hip hop, rock, gospel, blues, Latin rhythms and spoken word.
This segment is a 9 Points for watching Party People and features Asian American activists from the 1960s and ’70s Shoshana Arai, Ben Lee, and Pam Tau Lee.
In September 2001, Japanese Americans in the Bay Area organized a peace vigil in San Francisco’s Japantown to speak out against racist scapegoating and knee jerk reactions to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. This is Yuri Kochiyama’s eloquent speech at the rally.
Contributor R.J. Lozada compiles different stories from the bay, the country, and around the globe. Every month, a moment, a story-either read on your facebook feed, heard in your conversations, or viewed on broadcast. You’re invited to tune in, and a take an hour to reflect on 2012.
During the Bay Area premier of Don’t Stop Believing: Everyman’s Journey at the Castro Theater, an audience member asked Arnel Pineda to sing a capella. He sang a segment of “Why Can’t This Night Go On Forever” off Raised on Radio, captured by APEX Express contributor Nonogirl.
Tune in to APEX Express May 31 for the interview RJ Lozada and Nonogirl conducted with Arnel Pineda and Filmmaker Ramona Diaz.