Shows: August 29, 2011

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Migrant Workers History Through Music and Art

Founded in 2008 by a musician and former migrant worker, the Culture and Art Museum of Migrant Workers in Beijing uses music, theater and other forms of artistic expression to record the histories of Chinese migrant workers. A selection from the museum’s permanent collection is currently on display in New York City in an exhibit entitled, “The Making of the Chinese New Working Class”. The installation depicts Chinese migrant workers conditions, a re-creation of a migrant worker’s living space, and materials donated by migrant workers from around the country. Join APF tonight as we talk to the research coordinator of the museum in Beijing, who curated the current exhibit.

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The Sounds of Dengue Fever

The LA-based band Dengue Fever combines musical influences ranging from psychedelic rock and groove beats to funk and Cambodian pop to produce their distinctive sound. Their new CD, Cannibal Courtship, features songs in Khmer and English. We spoke with members of the band at the Brooklyn club Southpaw during their recent swing through New York.

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