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How Does Music Free Us? Afro-Asian Revolutionary Concepts in New Music

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A discussion and reading by author/composer/activist Fred Ho

In this talk, Chinese American composer, baritone saxophonist, scholar-writer, producer, matriarchal revolutionary socialist and aspiring Luddite Fred Ho explores the role of music, both in imagining a new society, and in its applied role in foreshadowing or prefiguring a revolutionary society and a transformed humanity.

Fred Ho has created a dozen operas, multimedia suites and martial arts ballets/manga music/theater epic works, recorded 15 albums of his music, and authored and edited/co-edited five books, including the 1996 American Book Award-winning Sounding Off! Music As Subversion/Resistance/Revolution (with Ron Sakolsky); Afro Asia: Revolutionary Political And Cultural Connections Between African Americans And Asian Americans (Duke University Press); and Wicked Theory, Naked Practice: A Fred Ho Reader (University of Minnesota Press)

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 7:30pm
301 Philosophy Hall, Columbia University Morningside Campus
Free and open to the public

Copies of Mr. Ho's newest book, Wicked Theory, Naked Practice: A Fred Ho Reader (University of Minnesota Press) will be available for purchase.

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