Interdisciplinary dance works giving artistic voice to Asian Americans

Francis Wong’s “Diapsora Tales #2: 1969” 9/20, 7:30pm at the Berkeley Art Museum!


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Chinese Culture Center, and Asian Improv aRts present

Diaspora Tales #2: 1969

The Francis Wong Unit featuring saxophonist Francis Wong, bassist John-Carlos Perea,and guitarist Karl Evangelista with guests taiko (Japanese drums) artist Melody Takata, yangqin artist Yangqin Zhou, dancer/choreographer Lenora Lee, and rapper/performerAK Black.

Immerse yourself in Diaspora Tales #2: 1969, an invigorating multimedia work encompassing music, dance, spoken word, and video projection. Francis Wong, an acclaimed composer and jazz musician, tells the story of his Bay Area family living through turbulent times, touching on UC Berkeley’s Third World strike (which resulted in the establishment of ethnic studies programs at the University), the Black Panthers, drug culture, and other themes.

Friday, September 20th, 7:30pm

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

2626 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94720

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Media Sponsor: Eastwind Books of Berkeley, Photo by Andy Nozaka

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