CA: San Francisco

WHERE: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

WHEN: Performances on Friday, January  22, 2016 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, 23rd at 8:00 pm.

The Odyssey–from Vietnam to America

BRIEF ABOUT: This film, created by composer-performer Vân-Ánh Võ in partnership with Asian Americans for Community Involvement, explores the personal and spiritual journeys of the Boat People escaping war and reflects upon the resilience of the human spirit and the price of freedom.

201601_vananhvo_hero1_970. Photo Christine Jade

Conveying stories of human transformation that resonates for all, the film utilizes the beautiful sound of traditional Vietnamese instruments and lullabies to evoke the deepest sense of comfort, calm, and strength; complimented by layers of electronic music and Western instruments to embrace the parallel experiences of people from other communities.

The performances will feature musicians from Vân-Ánh Võ (The VA’V) Quartet with Alex Kelly on cello, Jimi Nakagawa on taiko and percussions, and Dan Cantrell on accordion and piano. Guest artists include award-winning environmental sound artist and ethnomusicologist Philip Blackburn, who has published articles on Vietnamese music, and award-winning video and media artist Ian Winters.

For tickets, contact the Box Office at 415.978.ARTS.



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