Fall 2013 Family Style Open Mics at Asian Arts Initiative

Every Third Friday at Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia

Hey, Philly. The Asian Arts Initiative is kicking off a new season of monthly open mic nights. This Friday, October 18, the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) is hosting the first event. The line-up includes local singer-songwriter Umer Piracha, Indian classical dance company Usiloque Dance Designs, and the Unsung Theater Company will be some of the folks taking stage. Here's more information:

Family Style Open Mic
Guest Host: Samip Malick

Friday, October 18, 2013
7:30pm in EDT

Samip Mallick of
South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)
Learn more: http://www.saadigitalarchive.org/

• Singer-Songwriter Umer Piracha.
• Julie Meyers and Mira Adornetto, company dancers from Usiloquy Dance Designs. They will be performing 'Mahaganpathim', an invocatory piece to Lord Ganesha, and 'Rain', an excerpt from their Indo-Caribbean production 'Chandroutie'. More at http://usiloquydance.org/
• UnSung Theater Project, a student theater group at UArts, is creating a theater production based on stories from SAADA. They will perform an excerpt from the production, which will premiere in Philadelphia in May 2014.

Hosted by Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh of the spoken word duo Yellow Rage, Family Style is Asian Arts Initiative's dynamic and eclectic open mic series where we invite the sharing of stories, song, dance, and poetry among Asian Americans and extended "family" from all cultures. Our stage is open to all who want to perform. Original work is especially encouraged!
Pre-reception begins at 7, and the price is on a sliding scale basis of $5-$10. If you miss this one, there will be shows every third Friday through December -- and the closing event will be hosted by Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh of Yellow Rage. For further information, go here.

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