March 28, 2001
Bridging Diversity Via Arts Dialogue
At noon, Tuesday, April 3, saxophonist
Fred Ho and performance poet Kalamu ya Salaam will collaborate
for an "Afro-Asian Arts Dialogue: Building Alliances
in an Age of Divide and Conquer," concert in the University
Union Redwood Room at California State University, Sacramento.
Through performance, the duo plans to engage the audience
in a discussion about the political, cultural and historical
commonalities between Asian Americans and African Americans.
Ho, an internationally renowned baritone saxophonist and bandleader,
is the director of the Afro-Asian Music Ensemble. He has worked
with such noted musicians as Charlie Persip, Archie Shepp
and Sunny Murray. Ho has received numerous awards and fellowships
including the Duke Ellington Distinguished Artist Lifetime
Salaam is the author of seven books of poetry and served as
the editor of The Black Collegian Magazine for 13 years. He
produces festivals, poetry events and theater throughout the
country. Salaam was a recent recipient of the ASCAP Deems-Taylor
Awards for excellence in writing about music.
For more information about the concert call (916) 278-6101.
Media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS office
of public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
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