ASIAN MUSICS, TRANSPLANTED
The musical traditions of Asia survive, thrive and are transformed in the United States for a wide variety of reasons. This panel explores the journeys that Indonesian, South Indian and Chinese musics have taken when they entered the halls of academia, were employed as a part of youth identity formation, or became a site of memory and entertainment for seniors.
MILITARISM & THE MUSIC OF ASIAN AMERICA
From the annexation of Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines to the Asian theater in World War II and subsequent Japanese occupation, and from the Korean War to the Vietnam war and the illegal, covert bombings of Cambodia and Laos, U.S. military policy has—since the late 19th century—changed the fates of Asians along the Pacific Rim, and led many to immigrate to North America. This panel explores how U.S. militarism has affected the creation, dissemination and reception of the music of Asian America.
TOUR OF “AMERICAN PERIL”
Rob Buscher Exhibit Curator and PAAFF Festival Director will lead a tour of the "American Peril: Imagining the Foreign Threat" exhibit, which displays more than 40 original prints of anti-Asian propaganda in the United States from the 1870s to the present day. Introductory remarks will include an overview of the curation process and historical context for the various periods included in this collection.