National Museum Presents! Past Events
Quetzal gives a rare acoustic performance featuring their trademark mix of Mexican and Cuban rhythms, jazz, and rock. These hometown favorites create music that celebrates social and spiritual empowerment and liberation. Their conscious lyrics and sounds will be accompanied by powerful images by Akira Boch, National Museum Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center staff.
Peruvian Jazz from Ciro Hurtado and Friends
Take a break from the holiday bustle and join us for an evening of traditional, folk, and original music by award-winning Peruvian guitarist Ciro Hurtado. This vibrant celebration of the season includes Cindy and Libby Harding as well as special guest musicians. National Museum members $15, non-members $18, includes a post-concert dessert reception. Advance purchase recommended.
Sunday on Statue Square by Mark J. Jue
Sunday on Statue Square is a bittersweet tale of a Filipina maid and her Chinese employers set in Hong Kong. This staged reading recounts the story of the thousands of Filipinas forced to leave home annually for economic reasons and take jobs overseas as maids.
Mark J. Jue is the 1997 C. Y. Lee Award winner for Chinatown Correspondent. A number of Jue's short plays, including Bus Ride, Enter the Undubbed Voices, and The Whitest Place on Earth have been performed on both the East and West Coasts.
Cold Tofu's Soy-pooky Halloween Show
What could be scarier than improv comedy? Don't be a couch pumpkin! Freak out your friends with the Halloween-iest improvisation you'll ever see. Just bring your imagination and join Cold Tofu for laughs and a little music as we celebrate Halloween.
Cold Tofu is dedicated to promoting diverse images of Asian Pacific Americans through comedy and developing multiethnic talent through education and performance.
Barbed Wire and Hip-Hop CD Release Launch
In order to increase teens' awareness of the injustices Japanese Americans faced as a result of racism and wartime hysteria during World War II, the group Project J, Justice designed a booklet of historical photos and text accompanied by a fusion of music. Barbed Wire and Hip-Hop incorporates audio excerpts from the Los Angeles Hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) with hip-hop, rap, and jazz. Written by Miya Iwataki of the National Coalition for Redress and Reparations (NCRR) with music production by David Iwataki, Barbed Wire and Hip-Hop will make its public debut at the National Museum. The event will include artists featured in the original recording.
Question 27, Question 28
Please refer to the February 19 calendar listing for further information.
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