Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Encore Performance: ToiZounZ'& RiddimZ' August 3rd @ Oakland Museum featuring William Poy Lee

Dear Friends -- due to popular demand, there will be an Encore performance of ToiZounZ' and RiddimZ' at the Oakland Museum of California, Friday, 7:30 PM on August 3rd, 2007. Please see poster below for more details or visit the website for a video clip of the first performance at CHSA.

But wait, there's more to the performance reading!!!
1. A Choral Reading of my mother's voice in the Clan Sisterhood chapters and the making of the eight promises;

2. Clan Sister songs explained and sang by Leslie Yee, a Toisanese American;

3. An interview with Ms. Poy Jen Lee in Toisanese and translated (if she feels well enough that night); and

4. Traditional treats & libations afterwards with book sales and book signing.

Please forward the e-flyer below and hope to see you there. Parking in museum's underground garage and streets and near Lake Merritt BART station.

How to waive the admission fee: If you wish only to attend ToiZounZ' and RiddimZ' or because of the size of your group, we can waive the $8 per person fee for you. Please let us know now by e-mailing Janet Chan at: jylchan@yahoo.com and we will place you on the complementary guest list.

Oakland is Cookin': Our Performance Reading is part of the First Friday series, where once a month, a lively dance group performs at the Museum's cafe and full bar (blues band this month), all galleries stay open, and a series of events in rooms and the garden go on into the evening until around 10 PM. For the admission price of $8, you may come earlier and have a light dinner, visit a few galleries, and stay afterwards to dance a little. AND of course check out ToiZounZ' and RiddimZ'. There's also shuttle service to and from Oakland's First Friday open house of Art Galleries featuring new and established artists.

On Another Note -- is this the first time that Toisanese has been heard on NPR? Please check out a very sweet radio interview with my mother in Toisanese (translated by me into American) as well as mostly with me. The link is the NPR show http://thestory.org with Dick Gordon, emanating out of WUNC, North Carolina Public Radio, and broadcasted throughout the Midwest, Southeast, and Idaho. Please enter "The Eighth Promise" into the search box to find the 1/2 hour on-line broadcast. Thanks to KQED-FM studios for hosting our side of the broadcast.

Also, a wonderful and wide-ranging interview with Michael Thoms on New Dimensions will be airing shortly -- date still pending.

All best -- William Poy Lee
For the latest visit: www.TheEighthPromise.com (Opens a new window)
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow!! I saw the original performace by T&R and was blown away by their original stylings! Looking forward to this!