Date: August 19, 2010
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: La Pena Cultural Center
Address: 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136789186345972
Admission $10-$20 sliding scale, cash only (no one turned away)
Doors open at 7:00pm
Food and Drink!
Raffle and Prizes!
As part of the SUMMER OF LOVE SERIES, RAMA and NAPAWF (National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum) Proudly Present: GO!WAHINE – A Special Fundraiser for the Sisters
TaiwaneseAmerican.org is PROUD to be a CO-SPONSOR of this program!
Featuring performances by:
Singer/songwriter Cynthia Lin captures audiences with a refreshing blend of acoustic jazz and poetic folk to match her soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics. Since 2003, Cynthia has released two albums independently and toured nationally. Her recent album Doppelganger was named Top 5 of 2007 by AsiaXpress.com. For more info, please visit www.cynthialin.com.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, currently residing in the SF bay area of California, this Vietnamese female singer songwriter has been developing her musical skills and honing her songwriting craft since college. Influenced by artists such as Tori Amos, Aimee Mann, Regina Spektor, among others, she’s written a unique collection of pop/alternative songs. Ranging from soothing and melancholy, to upbeat and invigorating and from rich and lush to barren and stark, there is something to inspire and catch the attention of listeners of all backgrounds.
Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu is a Tongan American scholar, community organizer and poet. Her writing has been published widely in academic journals and family newsletters. She is a co-editor of “USOS On Freeways: An Anthology of Pacific Islander Writers from the Continental U.S.” She is completing her doctorate at UC Berkeley.
iNFiN8 is a New York City based dance company whose mission is to create movement to inspire movement. Influenced by various forms of dance, iNFiN8 creates provocative movement to develop a new form of expression. By using dance as a platform to share ideas and provoke thought, iNFiN8 seeks to inspire movement in its audiences with each performance. Two members of iNFiN8 Dance Company are currently living in the Bay Area. They will be performing dance pieces originally choreographed and performed by iNFiN8 NYC at GO!OHANA August 19th.
AND SPECIAL GUEST:
If you lived in California in the 90s, chances are you’ve sung Joyo’s refrain in the shower. After the Manila-born NorCal transplant finished studying opera in Rome, she returned to the Bay Area, where she and future husband Lyrics Born recorded what would go on to be Solesides’ greatest hit, a little number called “Balcony Beach.” The song appeared on 1997’s Latyrx, a record that went on to sell over 100,000 copies worldwide.
Having already appeared twice on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and featured on over 20 albums, including Lyrics Born’s blockbuster indie classics Later That Day (on which she performed and co-wrote 10 songs, including the ubiquitous “Callin’ Out” – featured on commercials for Diet Coke and Motorola), 2005’s Same Sh*%t Different Day, and 2008’s Everywhere at Once, 2010 finally sees Joyo step into the spotlight, with the release of her solo debut.
Love and Understanding – preceded by a digital-only EP released in 2009 – is a refreshing perspective on traditional soul music handcrafted by Joyo and Lyrics Born with the help of fellow producers Jake One (Aftermath Records), Emmy Award winner Asa Taccone, RJD2, Tommy Guerrero, Headnodic (Crown City Rockers), and the Lifesavas’ Jumbo the Garbageman.