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Putting the Movement to Music: An Evening with Fred Ho
Jan 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Activist, composer, and musician Fred Ho will lead a listening session and discussion of his early musical development in the context of the Asian American Movement. Ho, like other Movement leaders, infused his cultural work with revolutionary messages. The audience will listen to selected tracks from Ho’s early albums from the 1980s, such as Bamboo that Snaps Back and Tomorrow is Now. Selections from other Movement-era albums like A Grain of Sand and Hiroshima will be played for comparison and context.
This event is part of Interference Archive’s current exhibition, Serve the People: The Asian American Movement in New York, which charts a history of Asian American activism, organizing, and cultural production in the 1970s, and is the first exhibition to focus on New York as a center of this national phenomenon. Through posters, leaflets, newspapers, film, and music, Serve the People shows how Asian American identity was shaped by reclaimed histories, revolutionary politics, feminist awareness, third worldism, and community organizing. The exhibition is curated by Ryan Wong and will be on view through February 23.