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7/12/12 The Next Generation

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This week we focus on the next generation, the kids. We feature a bilingual children’s book,  a live performance by The Little Bits, and learn about a new documentary that needs your support.

Beautiful Eyes is a bilingual children’s book in English and Tagalog written by  Gayle Romasanta and illustrated by Ramon Abad. It’s based on a game that Filipino adults play with babies to help them gain a sense of self and their own beauty.

The Little Bits performing at Sunday Streets in the Mission District

The Little Bits are a Ramones-sounding rock band that make fun music for kids and their families to enjoy together. Comprised of members of Sputterdoll, Mud, and Skyflakes, their live show encourages kids to sing, dance, and let their energies out.

Top Spin is a documentary that follows three American teenagers as they strive for their Olympics aspirations in… ping pong. RJ Lozada lets us know how YOU can help bring this documentary into fruition with support of their Kickstarter campaign.

Community Calendar

  • Friday, July 12 from 5 – 9 Kearny Street Workshop and East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation present Movement in Many Parts, an exhibition that explores systems of human infrastructure — through the architectural, ecological, biological, political, industrial, and fantastical — and the way we organize ourselves as a society. Composed of units, these diverse systems chart cycles of utopia, failure, change, and ultimately, evolution.
  • This Saturday July 14 at 7:20 p.m., join 3rd i for a special screening of PATANG followed by a question and answer session and reception with filmmaker Prashant Bhargava. PATANG, is a southern Gothic family saga transposed to India, and weaves the intersecting narratives of its six characters into the lively bustle of Uttarayan, India’s largest kite festival. The screening is at the AMC Metreon 16 in San Francisco.
  • Also this Saturday visit the Japantown Peace Plaza for the Japantown Jazz Festival featuring the Asian American Jazz Orchestra, Michael Sasaki and the Bluesetta Band, and the Bob Kenmotsu Quartet.
  • Sunday, July 15 at 1:30 p.m., the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts a book talk and signing of Bamboo Women: Stories from Ming Quong by Nona Mock Wyman. Bamboo Women tells twenty-one inspiring stories of coming-of-age from the women of Ming Quong, a home for orphaned Chinese girls in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Finally, next Thursday July 19, tune in to APEX Express to hear Bay Area locals Little Sister perform LIVE on air. We’re hecka into the bands this month. Live sister plays a mixture of folk, soul, jazz and punk and we promise it’ll be amazing.

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.