joe bataan, the afro-filipino king of latin soul, october 19

D.C.! All hail Joe Bataan, Afro-Filipino King of Latin Soul.

On Friday, October 19, head over to the National Museum of Natural History for a public talk featuring Bataan, activist and performer Nobuko Miyamoto, and African American studies scholar Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, followed by a performance from Bataan himself. The event is free! Here's more info:
Joe Bataan, the Afro-Filipino King of Latin Soul

Friday, October 19, 2012
Public Talk: 6:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m
Performance: 8:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m

National Museum of Natural History
Baird Auditorium
10th & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530

Come learn about the power of music to move people—to get us on our feet and across borders of race, geography, class, language, and culture. The intersecting lines of heritage in Joe Bataan’s music and identity offer a unique entry point into the lives and community commitments of the civil rights movement and a deeper understanding of the American experience. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem to a Filipino father and an African American mother, Joe Bataan symbolizes the dynamic intersections between Afro-Asian-Latino histories and cultural forms.
For more information about the event, click here.

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