Tuesday, September 23, 2008

SUN SEPT. 28



Sunday, September 28, 2008 6:30 p.m.
BUNGA a few minutes walk from Ogikubo Station on the Chuo Line. (TEL: 03-3220-9355)
3-1-5 Amanuma Suginami Tokyo 167-0032
2500 yen admission (plus 500 yen drink).

YURI KAGEYAMA’s works have appeared in “Y’Bird,” “Greenfield Review,” "San Francisco Stories," "On a Bed of Rice," "Breaking Silence: an Anthology of Asian American Poets," "Other Side River," "Yellow Silk," "Stories We Hold Secret," "MultiAmerica," and other publications. She has read with Ishmael Reed, Shuntaro Tanikawa, Geraldine Kudaka, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Russel Baba, Seamus Heaney, YUMI MIYAGISHIMA and many other artists. Her short story “The Father and the Son” will be in a January 2009 anthology, “POWWOW: 63 Writers Address the Fault Lines in the American Experience.” She has a book of poems, “Peeling” (I. Reed Press). She is a magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University and holds an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Master percussionist WINCHESTER NII TETE hails from the honorable Addy-Amo-Boye families of drummers in Ghana. He has performed with the Ghana national troupe, Sachi Hayasaka, Yoshio Harada, Takasitar, Naoki Kubojima, Tsuyoshi Furuhashi and many other artists. His repertoire is expansive, including jazz, hip-hop, reggae, pop and world music. Besides playing original compositions with poetry, he will deliver a taste of his exuberant, refined and eclectic sound with guest musician MASATO SUWA. He is a brilliant young star who is certain to follow in the footsteps of his legendary uncles Obo Addy and Aja Addy in gaining international acclaim.

Director YOSHIAKI TAGO (“Believer,” “Worst Contact”) joins in filming “Talking Taiko.” Violinist YUMI MIYAGISHIMA also appears as a special guest.

5 comments:

NaniShula said...

I try my best to keep my thoughts focused on the topic and be objective, it's just something that makes me sad at times, how humans treat other humans and not see that somehow we are all alike...

sorry about the e mail comment, i really do want to keep in touch.

have an excellent day!

Daniela

YURI KAGEYAMA said...

You, too.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
It is really difficult to understand what divides people, why some people want to hurt others, why they can't mind their own business, why they believe they must see others lose to win.

NaniShula said...

People call it human nature...but i don't believe it's human nature when they say that we all do that, it's just a respect issue more that people minding their own business, because nobody ever does it really... if we all minded our own business well i don't think writers like you could exist, it's because we don't mind our business that we can make other people aware of problems in society, instead of "they can't mind their own business" i would call it, lack of respect and ethics... people need to suround themselves with positive things, and mass media needs to change a lot too, since we are always surrounded with new information.

I'm preparing to make an essay, two actually... one is about rock music and how it's always being attacked becuase people think that it's a bad influence; and the other one is going to be about oppression in Mexican society and how it can lead to tragic outcomes.
Are you familiar with what happened in mexico city on october second 1980? if you aren't, i wish you could read about it, that day is always remembered and has inspired me to do my essay.

I hope you're okay.

Regards.

Daniela

NaniShula said...

i got the date wrong... it's october 2nd 1968, sorry... how are you today??

regards

Daniela

YURI KAGEYAMA said...

Thanks. I've been a bit busy but otherwise doing fine. I would love to read your essays.