May Sulu Series Show: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
Saturday, May 19 at 7pm (doors open at 6pm)
Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
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We’ve featured artists from Philly, New York and even from the Bay, but there’s no better way to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month than to support the artists we have here at home. Come reunite with the Sulu DC family for a heritage month showcase of local emerging AAPI artists from right here in the DMV!
Hosted and curated by co-founder and spoken word pioneer Regie Cabico, this showcase features local AAPI artists, including The Pinstriped Rebel spinning tunes, instrumental band Yeveto, poet Tarfia Faizullah and other artists to be announced. Learn more about the artists below.
Tarfia Faizullah’s poems have appeared in Ninth Letter, Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. A Kundiman fellow and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s program in creative writing, she is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a Ploughshares Cohen Award, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Margaret Bridgman Scholarship, a Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Peter Taylor fellowship, and other honors.
Yeveto is an instrumental band featuring guitar, organ, cello, and drums who compose experimental rock music. They have shared the stage with other Baltimore acts like Monarchs (Wye Oak), Arboretum, Dustin Wong, Nate Bell, and Beach House as well as national acts like Kayo Dot, Stinking Lizaveta, and Les Rhinoceros. Their new album Remote Unelectrified Villages was released in November 2011.
yeveto.com | yeveto.bandcamp.com | facebook.com/yevetoband
Regie Cabico is one of the country’s leading innovators and pioneers of the poetry slam, having won 3 top prizes in the 1993, 1994 & 1997 National Poetry Slams and winning The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam. Bust Magazine ranked him in the 100 Men We Love & The Kenyon Review called him the Lady Gaga of Poetry. He received 3 NY Innovative Theater Award nominations and won a 2006 Best Performance Art Production award for his work on Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. He has appeared on two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and NPR’s Snap Judgement. His work is published in over 40 anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution & The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Mr. Cabico received the Writers for Writers Award for his work with at-risk youth from Poets and Writers. He is former NYU Artist in Residence for Asian Pacific American Studies. He performs throughout the UK and North America & resides in Washington, DC.
With over 14 years of DJing experience, Les Talusan a.k.a. The Pinstriped Rebel spins an eclectic and fun mix of music, maintaining the highest quality control across a freeform blend of soul, funk, deep house & old school hip-hop, even throwing in some 80s freestyle & the occasionally obscure pop gem. Born and raised in Manila, Les fell in love with music at a young age, DJing at local clubs and playing in bands. Since moving to DC from the Philippines at age 20, she has continued to develop her talents, performing behind the decks throughout the U.S. and abroad.