Jon Jangtet Concert: Making Chinese Music American and Black Music of Resistance

17 January 2018 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Jan Popper Theater, Charles E Young Drive East 445, Los Angeles, California
Category: All Events

Jon Jangtet Concert: Making Chinese Music American and Black Music of Resistance
Wednesday, January 17, 8pm
Jan Popper Theater
Free Admission

Watch Jon Jang's Butterfly Lovers Song

Composer-pianist Jon Jang leads a quintet called the Jon Jangtet to perform his unique American born Chinese treatment of Chinese music, as well as music inspired by the black continuum of resistance: from the Black Liberation Movement of the 1960s to the Black Lives Matter in the present.  With Hitomi Oba, soprano and tenor saxophones; Nick DePinna, trombone; Trevor Ware, double bass; Miles Senzaki, multiple percussion. (Part of Jon Jang's residency at UCLA.)

Composer-pianist Jon Jang’s epic works include: The Chinese American Symphony; Tiananmen!; Reparations Now! Concerto for Taiko; and co-composed with James Newton, When Sorrow Turns to Joy, a work that pays tribute to Paul Robeson and Mei Lanfang. Jang’s history of collaboration ranges from Max Roach to the Kronos Quartet. Jang has presented lectures “The Sounds of Struggle: Music from the Black Liberation Movement of the 1960s to the Asian American Movement of the 1980s” and “One Day American, One Day Alien: Black and Brown Artists Who Made the National Anthem Their Own” at Columbia University and other colleges nationally.

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