Tue, June 12th

Andrew Demetre


Doors 10:00pm
Show 10:30pm
Advance Price FREE w/ RSVP
Door Price $10 Donation

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New York-based traveler/writer/performer Andrew Demetre's fusion of
storytelling session and DJ set, Radio XUAR: The Unheard Music, captures
his journeys to Xinjiang Province,far Western China--the traditional
lands of the Turkic Uyghur people--in kinetic fashion. Alone on stage,
armed with an iPod, Demetre bears witness to present popular, rare,
beautiful, and banned music selections ranging from the deep Sufi roots
to Uyghur Pop--a narrative spiced with music, legends, and seriocomic
reflections of his travels in the remote Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous

Radio XUAR: The Unheard Music transmits the sonic silk crossroads where
musical traditions, virtuosic performances, pop idols, expression,
reeducation, snuffed out brilliance, forbidden gatherings, and
cassette-tape undergrounds converge and sometimes clash with politics
and oppression, while paying homage to important Uyghur musical figures
in their struggle to squeeze their expression through the strict filters
of the CPC (Communist Party of China) in order to keep their musical and
cultural legacies--and sometimes themselves--alive.

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