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July 14, 2019
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Oak Room, 1st Floor
San Mateo Main Library
55 W. Third Avenue

San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 522-7818
Charlie Chin
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Asian American Music: the Historical Beginnings in the 1970’s

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Join us for an afternoon of live music and conversation with Charlie Chin, Philip Kan Gotanda, and Peter Horikoshi. The artists will play a few songs and share some thoughts about the concert and their experiences as Asian American musicians and artists. CD signing and light refreshments to follow. ** Oak Room, 1st Floor **

In 1979, the Japantown Art and Media Workshop (JAM) put on a concert featuring Charlie Chin and Philip Kan Gotanda.  Charlie was part of the first Asian American “movement” musical group along with Chris Kando Iijima and Joanne Nobuko Miyamoto who performed songs about Asian Americans and their communities starting in the early 1970’s.  Charlie is also a well known storyteller who was living in New York City at the time.  Philip Kan Gotanda is an internationally acclaimed Asian American playwright who was writing and performing Asian American songs, some of which he incorporated into his musicals and plays.  Sponsored by the Asian Library Advisory Committee.