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Music of Asian America Workshop: Activist Songbook

Sunday, November 11, 2018
at 11:45 AM

Institute of Contemporary Art
118 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Free Event



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Join composer Byron Au Yong and writer Aaron Jafferis as they teach material from Activist Songbook, a collection of 53 songs and raps to counteract hate.

Material for Activist Songbook is based on interviews of Asian American, immigrant, and refugee organizers.  The project continues in multiple cities with interviews, workshops, and performances through the next U.S. Presidential Election on November 3, 2020.  Join us for this interactive workshop using story-sharing, songs, and raps to regain hope and activate change.

This free event is part of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival and Music of Asian America Conference. Activist Songbook is being created as part of (ex)CHANGE: History Place Presence, a project of Asian Arts Initiative. Original support for (ex)CHANGE: History Place Presence was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia. Additional support from Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Artists Residency Program and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.


Participants: Byron Au Yong, Aaron Jafferis