GO!OHANA Features Singer-songwriter Cynthia Lin

Date: Friday, December 17, 2010
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: La Pena Cultural Center
Address: 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160106270675155

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is proud to be an ongoing sponsor of GO!OHANA. Held every month at the historic La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley, RAMA’s GO!OHANA variety showcase is a celebration of the Pan Asian family. Putting the spotlight on independent artists of every genre and style, GO!OHANA is the place to discover the best Pan Asian talent.

THIS DECEMBER, come join us as we celebrate 1 year of OHANA! With some of the most crowd-pleasing acts from the past year and surprise guest appearances, the GO!OHANA holiday show / 1 year anniversary will ring in the new year with a bang! And in honor of the holidays, THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE IN THE DOOR GET A FREE GIFT 🙂

Featuring performances by:

::::|||| Cynthia Lin ||||::::
Drawing comparisons to Edith Piaf and Joni Mitchell, San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Cynthia Lin captivates audiences with a rich, outsized voice and witty, honest storytelling. Since 2003, Cynthia has released three albums independently and toured colleges and venues across the country. Her first album Blue and Borderlined was featured on NPR’s Open Mic series, and her second album Doppelganger was named one of the Top 5 Asian American Albums of 2007 by AsiaXpress.com. The uncommon blend of retro jazz with acoustic fingerstyle guitar and a bluesy vocal delivery makes Cynthia’s style unmistakable yet classic.

On her latest album Microscope, released in October 2010, Cynthia takes full artistic ownership; she recorded, arranged, engineered, mixed, and produced the nine-song collection, which includes three reinterpreted covers. The album is available exclusively at cynthialin.com in multiple formats, including digital download and deluxe packages with a hand-letterpressed recycled cardboard CD case, printed by Cynthia herself.

::::|||| YoYo Joe ||||::::
Joseph Harris, aka YoYo Joe, brings two-handed yo-yo trick performing to a whole new level. As a member of Team High Performance and Team Yo-Yo Jam he has toured the world demonstrating yo-yo’s. Some of the highlights of his yo-yo career include becoming the 2008 U.S. National 2A Yoyo Champion and appearing on America’s Got Talent, Fox Kids and Wanna Bet.

::::|||| The Magic of Chin-Chin ||||::::
Growing up in the Bay Area, his fellow magicians dubbed him “Master Prodigy” for his great aptitude in the art of magic at a very early age. Soon the master prodigy became a master. Three times awarded “Stage Magician of the Year” in San Francisco, Chin-Chin has become the most awarded magician in the Bay Area. He combines the art of illusion with a hilarious and dynamic personality and intertwines a message of love and respect to present a show all audiences can enjoy.


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