Jazz Poetry Month: Mai Khoi's Bad Activist at City Of Asylum's Jazz Poetry Month at City Of Asylum @ Alphabet City

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Allison Ruppert uploaded this event on September 8, 2021

Where

City Of Asylum @ Alphabet City
City Of Asylum's Jazz Poetry Month

40 W North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Map
412-435-1110

Jazz Poetry Month: Mai Khoi's Bad Activist at City Of Asylum's Jazz Poetry Month at City Of Asylum @ Alphabet City

When

Mon, September 20, 2021
7:00 pm

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Musicians

Mai Khoi
voice / vocals
Ben Barson-Baritone
saxophone, baritone
Ramin Akhavijou
keyboards

About

Bad Activist is an autobiographical performance piece, combining storytelling with state-of-the-art music performance. The narrative charts the extraordinary trajectory of Mai Khoi’s life—from renowned to Vietnamese pop star to dissident activist, fighting for artistic freedom in Vietnam and pitting herself against the strong arm of the communist government. Within this crucible of political titans, international powers, and constant surveillance and threat, Khoi develops a personal and unique art form. Her new sound is rooted in forgotten Vietnamese musical traditions fused with jazz and ripe with political song lyrics. Bad Activist explores both the actual historic events of the artist’s life, as well as the subconscious dream worlds that have fueled her work....

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