200 Larkin St
San Francisco, California 94102

kearny street workshop's APAture 2006 preview party at the Asian Art Museum
Featuring readings & performances by






& grooves from DJ VNA

Join KSW and the Asian Art Museum for an evening of art, readings, performances, music and general celebration as we officially launch our 8th annual APAture festival season! Featuring performances from past APAture artists and music from DJ VNA, attendees will have the opportunity to stroll through the galleries of the Asian Art Museum, enjoy a cocktail or two, see the APAture 2006 t-tshirt, be eligible for free APAture festival passes, and enjoy the community spirit.

KSW's APAture 2006 graphic design by Derek Chung, with illustration by Hellen Jo
This program is also the August event for the museum's Matcha series.

Date/Time: Thursday, August 3rd, 2006; 6 - 9pm.

Location: Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street

Cost: Free with museum admission; museum admission is $5 after 5pm

Info: [email protected]; 415.503.0520; www.kearnystreet.org

about the artists:
Denizen Kane is a poet and musician that was born in Tree City. He is one of the founders of I Was Born With Two Tongues (1998-2003), a spoken word quartet that independently released an LP entitled Broken Speak. In 2000, he co-founded Typical Cats, a Chicago-based hip hop collective, and has since released two albums, a self-titled debut and Civil Service. In Tree City Legends and the forthcoming Tree City Legends, Vol. 2, Kane makes his mark as a solo artist and displays his skills as a precocious lyricist, a style innovator, and a great storyteller-in-the-making. He has toured from New York to Tokyo to Los Angeles and has done shows with underground hip hop luminaries such as the Visionaries, Living Legends, and J-Live. His has also performed on three seasons of HBO's Russell Simmons' Presents Def Poetry. Photo credit: David Huang | poeticdream.com.
For more information about Denizen Kane, please visit www.galapagos4.com/artists/denizen.htm

Goh Nakamura cut his teeth on the Boston Music scene providing “stunt guitar” work for various local bands. After a stint at the Berklee College of Music where he sharpened his ears, he came back to the west coast to write his own songs. He likes to think of himself as a combination of John Lennon, John Cusack and John Coltrane. However unholy this trinity is, it seems to work (at least in his head). For the last 3 years, he’s been playing his original songs as well as an eclectic spectrum of covers at assorted venues throughout the SF Bay Area. Goh Nakamura’s debut album, “Daylight Savings”, was recently named one of the Top Ten Local Albums of 2004 by the San Jose Metro. For more information about Goh Nakamura, please visit www.gohnakamura.com

Shailja Patel is an Asian African poet and spoken-word theater artist. She is currently creating a one-woman show, Migritude, which has received a Creation Fund Award from the National Performance Network. Excerpts from Migritude have aired on National Public Radio in the US, and the BBC in the UK and Africa. Work-in-progress performances of Migritude created a media furore in Nairobi, and played to packed houses and multiple curtain calls at the International Women Art Festival in Vienna. Shailja has featured at New York’s Lincoln Center, and festivals and venues across North America, Europe, and East Africa. Shailja has delivered keynote addresses at Yale and Brown Universities, and performed for crowds of over 50,000 at global anti-war rallies. Her work appears in numerous journals, anthologies and CDs, and is exhibited online by the International Museum of Women. It has been translated into several languages, and used in colleges, high schools and workshops from South Africa to India to Japan. Awards include an Outwrite Poetry Prize and a Voices Of Our Nations Poetry Scholarship. Shailja also writes regularly for Pambazuka News, the award-winning online forum for social justice and human rights in Africa. For more information, please visit www.shailja.com

Barbara Jane Reyes was born in Manila, Philippines and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her undergraduate education at UC Berkeley, and her MFA at San Francisco State University. She is the author of Gravities of Center (Arkipelago, 2003) and Poeta en San Francisco (Tinfish, 2005), for which she received the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. Reyes is a recent Pushcart Prize nominee, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Asian Pacific American Journal, Chain, Crate, Interlope, New American Writing, Nocturnes Review, North American Review, Parthenon West Review, Tinfish, Versal, as well as in the anthologies Babaylan (Aunt Lute, 2000) Eros Pinoy (Anvil, 2001), InvAsian: Asian Sisters Represent (Study Center Press, 2003), Going Home to a Landscape (Calyx, 2003), Coloring Book (Rattlecat, 2003), Not Home But Here (Anvil, 2003), Pinoy Poetics (Meritage, 2004), Asian Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area (Avalon Publishing, 2004), 100 Love Poems: Philippine Love Poetry Since 1905 (University of the Philippines Press, 2004), The Lambda Award finalist Red Light: Superheroes, Saints and Sluts (Arsenal Pulp, 2005), Graphic Poetry (Victionary, 2005), and The First Hay(na)ku Anthology (Meritage, 2005). She lives and works in Oakland, CA. for more information, www.barbarajanereyes.com

A gem of the San Francisco underground music scene, Olga Salamanca was recently a finalist in the U.S. West Coast bracket of the international Emergenza Music Festival. Olga and her band have performed at venues such as The Great American Music Hall, Elbo Room, 12 Galaxies, Red Devil Lounge, and Tongue and Groove. Olga's debut album, Pale Light, features songs and lyrics that resonate. Olga and her current band have developed a harder-edged sound, with a powerful, driving, and infectious groove. For more information please visit www.olgazone.com.
VNA has been DJ'ing for over half a decade and in addition to rocking parties in the Bay, LA and Shanghai, he's held down weeklies at
Oakland's Lucky Lounge and Luka's for the past two years. He holds a BA and a Masters from UC Berkeley and has been working as a policy advocate at the Greenlining Institute for the past three years. He is currently travelling the world and producing a documentary on racial disparities in foundation grantmaking which will be distributed by Greenlining. VNA will be attending law school in the fall. Photo credit: Jason Jao | mochamonkey.com

kearny street workshop is the oldest multidisciplinary asian pacific american arts organization in the country. founded in 1972 and based in san francisco, our mission is to produce and present art that enriches and empowers asian pacific american communities. contact us at [email protected] or 415.503.0520, or visit us online at http://www.kearnystreet.org.

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