Saturday, January 31, 2009

Uniqueness at the Wang Center, Stony Brook University

Start it right - Reserve Your Tickets to these Unique Performances Now!

1. D'LO
Reflections & Rambles while Relevating Revolutionaries

Wednesday, February 11, 7:00PM

Hip Hop, Spoken Word, Stand Up, Poetry, and Theater Meld in a

With biting insight, D'Lo, a Tamil Sri-Lankan American, props an
uncompromisingly hilarious mirror to the stereotypes of South Asian
American life, and challenges misconceptions about sexual orientation and
queer lifestyles in a performance that has been inspiring audiences on
campuses throughout the United States. Described as a "jolt of
creative and
comedic energy," this political theatre artist/writer and music
producer uses
Hip-Hop to form the foundation for creative activism, which D'Lo has
with diverse youth as a teaching artist.

Unafraid of offending the audience, D'Lo's stories are filled with
of existing in America where one's traditions and culture are constantly
challenged; stories reflecting the experiences of being a person of
color and/or
from an immigrant community; stories showing the battle against ignorance
even in friendships and relationships; and finally, stories of love
that reflect
D'Lo's belief that you "can't call yourself a revolutionary if you
have a problem
being nice."

"D'Lo's vibrant commitment to freedom exemplifies how art and
creativity come
to bear on politics and oppression." – Zahra Dhanani, Xtra! Magazine

Reservations highly recommended!
Pre-Order if Possible!

Event time: Wednesday, February 11, 7:00 PM
Tickets for this event are:
$10 for students and seniors, $15 for general admission, $25 for VIP
To Pre-Order Tickets: go to
To Reserve Tickets: email or call (631) 632-4400

To download flier:

Friday, February 27, 8:00PM

Heard nationally on advertisements for Nike and Mitsubishi, the
is a contemporary taiko drumming group originating from Los Angeles,
California. Dedicated to preserving taiko as a dynamic element of
American culture and heritage, TAIKOPROJECT has crisscrossed the United
States and the world playing and giving workshops at taiko festivals,
community gatherings, theatres, universities, and other venues since
The February 27th performance at the Charles B. Wang Center in Stony
NY is their Long Island debut.

Taiko drums were originally used in an ancient form of Japanese
courtly music
known as gagaku, in feudal military marches to set the tempo and
communicate, and in Buddhist and Shinto shrines during religious
Modern Taiko was founded in Japan in 1951 when Daihachi Oguchi formed the
first taiko ensemble and integrated jazz rhythms into his performances.
TAIKOPROJECT continues the tradition of incorporating western and
contemporary elements into taiko, especially hip-hop, multimedia, and

TAIKOPROJECT: This ain't your mama's taiko, but it may be your hip,
cousin's."–L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles, California

"...they blew the roof off with their energy and willingness to take
taiko into
the 21st century by experimenting with various media and settings.
They take
American taiko outside the box."–International Examiner, Seattle,

Reservations highly recommended!
Pre-Order if Possible!

Program time: Friday February 27, 8:00 PM
$10 for students and seniors, $15 for general admission $25 for VIP

Master Class: Thursday February 26, 7:00PM
Tickets: $25 - very limited capacity

To Pre-Order Tickets: go to
To Reserve Tickets: email or call (631) 632-4400

To download Flier:

The Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, located at Exit
62 off
the Long Island Expressway, initiates and collaborates with academic
departments, student groups, community organizations, art and cultural
institutions and individuals in presenting the public with a
intellectually sound, and humane understanding of Asia and Asian American
cultures, and their relationship to other cultures.

For more information on these and other Asian American Programs at the
Center, please visit:

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