Jen Kwok and Ed Lin host a night of levity and healing on the inauspicious 9/11, featuring Pushkar Sharma and Cihan Kaan. It's happening Tuesday night, September 11. Here are some more details:
Mouth to Mouth Open Mic: Sikh NightFor further information about the event, go here.
with Pushkar Sharma & Cihan Kaan
Tuesday, September 11, 7:30pm
The Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 West 27th Street
New York, New York 10001
Long overdue is our salute to Sikh Americans’ contributions to stand-up comedy and spoken word. Jen Kwok and Ed Lin host a night of levity and healing on the inauspicious 9/11. Polish off your jokes and rhymes to join the open mic roll call and showcase your talents.
Harnessing socially-conscious poetry, diasporic politics, and high-energy comedy, one half of performance duo BROWNSTAR, NORTHSTAR a.k.a. Pushkar Sharma, attempts to unite South Asia (America) with his brand of off-beat, nerdcore spoken word. Penning such classics as an ode to the squat toilet and a play on the burden of being Kal Penn, NORTHSTAR will bring you to tears—the good kind. BROWNSTAR has been described by spoken-word pioneer and founder of the Boston Progress Arts Collective, Giles Li, as “carrying on the legacy of the great storytellers across generations.” NORTHSTAR will perform “10 Little Coolies,” featured in the Asian American Literary Review’s September 11 commemorative issue, and other poems.
Author and director, Cihan Kaan, will be joining the fray. He’ll add his own flavor (of the Halal Pork variety) into the mix, reading from his collection of short stories to commemorate Sikh Americans lost in the crossfire of the US’s struggle with hate and Islamophobia.
Nicholas Powers and Sruthi Sadhujan have just been added to the bill! Nicholas will read from his memoir The Internal Flood. Part-autobiography, part-journalism, Nicholas begins his story from 9/11 and zigzags to New Orleans, Darfur, Haiti, Occupy Wall Street, and the End of History.