Category Archives: Spoken Word

Pilipino Americans Got Talent – Carson, 10/29/11 – Accepting Applications!

“Enter to win $500. Any talent is welcome as long as a Pilipino historical and/or cultural element is incorporated. To enter the “Pilipino Americans Got Talent” contest, download the application, fill it up, and turn it in to SouthBay Pavilion Guest Services no later than 8pm on October 15, 2011.”

Summer Solstice Folk Arts Festival – Fullerton, 6/26/11

Summer Solstice Folk Arts Festival

“Enjoy a day filled with stage performances by the best world traditional music and dance groups and storytellers in Southern California in our outdoor amphitheater, along with free art workshops, a kids area, an arts & crafts fair, house and gallery tours, a lawn sports tournament, picnicking, jugglers, and food vendors. Performers include a blessing by the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians; Chaski Bolivian flutes; Bella Luna Belly Dancers; Zhena Croatian Folk Chorus; Polynesian Paradise Dancers; PLAID Irish Dancers with When Pigs Fly; Evan Marshall & Friends Bluegrass; Linda King Pruitt and more.”

The Ms. Tang Tang Show – SF, 6/23/11

The Ms. Tang Tang Show

“It’s the Ms. TangTang Show!
A new live variety talk show featuring Queer Asian American art and performance. Come be a part of our live studio audience, experience first-hand interviews with our guest artists and witness cutting-edge music, performance, spoken word, comedy and video. The Ms. TangTang Show will also be web-cast live on*

Hosted by the insightful and entertaining, Tita Aida.

…Featuring artists D’Lo, Jai Arun Ravine, Kit Yan, Mia Nakano, Philip Huang, The Rice Rockettes, SKIM and more.

Curated and produced by Yvette Choy and Alicia Ohs.”

  • WHERE:
    Buriel Clay Theater at the African American Art & Culture Complex
    762 Fulton Street
    San Francisco, CA
  • WHEN: Thursday, 6/23/11, 7:30-10:30pm
  • HOW MUCH: $15-$20 sliding scale tickets; $20 day of event

Queer Pacific Islanders Sustaining Community – SF, 6/17/11-6/18/11

Queer Pacific Islanders Sustaining Community

“In the 2008 Prop 8 campaign to ban same sex marriage in California, Samoan/Tongan and other Pacific Islander communities were demonized by the media and U.S. based churches—that many Pacific Islanders are loyal members of—as homophobic fanatics who hate gay people.

In Sustaining Community: Queer Pacific Islanders Shaping California, Queer Pacific Islanders from Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia take front and center stage to dispel these myths and present narratives of Queer Pacific Islanders’ struggles to proliferate and protect queer communities, fight for the betterment of Pacific Islanders and tell of their battles for social justice. The narratives are told through traditional and modern dance, dialogues and monologues, poetry, original music and video.”

Nuchi du Takara Memorial Commemoration of Battle of Okinawa – SF, 6/18/11

“Please join this event commemorating the 1945 Battle of Okinawa. Ceremony with Reverend Ronald Nakasone. Performances by Nakayoshi (Okinawan singing) group, Genyukai (Okinawan sanshin 3 string lute music), Colin Ehara (spoken word), Alton Chung (storytelling), special collaboration between Kinuko Mototake (Okinawan dance), Wesley Ueunten (sanshin), Melody Takata (taiko) and Francis Wong (saxophone). A premiere screening of the Nuchi du Takara Oral History Project will follow in the NJAHS Peace Gallery.”

One Imagination presents: BREAK the Silence! (4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!) – Long Beach, 5/26/11

One Imagination presents: BREAK the Silence!

One Imagination holds Open Mic Nights on the last Thursday of every month. This Thursday is a special Open Mic Night as they are celebrating their four year anniversary.

“Our four year anniversary is coming up and we want you to be a part of it! Meet old faces and new as we reminisce on memories and look forward to building new ones. First timers highly encouraged!

This event is FREE + ALL AGES. Please purchase food to support!
DONATIONS to One Imagination will be accepted as well. (We do this completely free of charge and often out of our own pockets so donations or purchase of our merchandise are greatly appreciated.)

*CANELA NEGRA* will grace our space with their live music!
Latin jazz, reggae, soul straight from LBC.

Other Special Guests:
-White Noise (beatbox)
-Shining Sons (conscious hip hop duo)
-Sumiko Braun aka (hip hop/spoken word artist with The CollectiV and One Imagination)
-Antonio (host of Definitive Soapbox open mic)
-Big Brother (organizer/poet with One Imagination)
-Stevie Merino (Poet/Organizer with Party for Socialism & Liberation)
-AVI the Most Ill (conscious hip hop/acoustic from West Covina)
-Divine Daughters (conscious dynamic womynist duo)
More TBA as date comes closer…

Hosted By:
-Aaron Mallory

-DJ Kalamari
-Nativity [Dank Radio]
*DJ nPrevail and DJ South will be up to other shenanigans.”