The Victor Woo Showcase
The Club
December 5, 2005
Monday at 8:00pm
Tickets $15
Directed by Kevin Merritt
Performed by Soce

Box office 212.475.7710

"The Victor Woo Project" with Soce is directed by Kevin Merritt and based on the music of Kevin So. It follows Victor's dream of musical fame, while struggling to bridge cultural and generational divides within his middle-class Asian-American family in Boston, MA. The members of this ensemble are also accomplished solo artists, so this showcase gives them a chance to shine on their own. Soce hosts and brings in the warm, positive energy, while he, as well as Kevin So, Risa Binder, Taiyo Na and more deliver a mix of hip hop, folk and pop.

Soce, the elemental wizard is a break from the norm. Get ready to listen to music that you can actually understand and relate to. Homespun melodies mix in live violins, guitars, bass, piano and more over hip hop drum beats, creating a funky, groovy sound that will have everyone dancing and singing along.



Soce

Soce has appeared on VH1, in the Pick Up the Mic documentary on gay rappers, on BBC radio, as well as being written up in Out Magazine, URB Magazine, NY Press, Gay City News, HX, Next, Time Out::New York, Village Voice, The Forward, Gawker, and The L Magazine. You do not have to be gay to enjoy soce's music.. in fact soce enjoys performing to straight audiences to help spread the message of acceptence and understanding of homosexuality, as well as trying to make people more self-confident and happy with whoever they are.

Taiyo
Taiyo, poet/rapper/musician/actor, is a founder of the feedback poets collective, the legendary (re)collection open mics (2000-2003), the b.water band, and Mauritius (Time Machine: the band). He's been featured in the documentary Caught In Between: What To Call Home In Times of War (2004) by Lina Hoshino, feedback's self-titled CD (2001), the film Clouds (2005) by Ian Kim, The Whole Heart Mixtape (2004/5), and is host for the Cinema AZN show on AZN Television.

Tai has graced the stage with the best of them and from all genres, including Maya Angelou, Janice Mirikitani (San Francisco Poet Laureate), Helen Zia (Asian American Dreams), Robin Kelley (Freedom Dreams), Key Kool & DJ Rhettmatic (Visionaries), SuChin Pak (MTV), The X-ecutioners, Beau Sia (Def Poetry), Ishle Yi Park (Queens Poet Laureate), Marc Bamuthi Joseph (The Living Word Project), Charlie Chin (A Grain of Sand), Jessica Hagedorn (Dogeaters), and more. Over the years, he has performed and led workshops at venues across the country, including The Joseph Papp Public Theater, Theater Artaud, The New World Theater, The North West Asian American Theater, La Pena, Knitting Factory, The Culture Project, Columbia University, Duke University, Princeton University, Cornell University, Stanford University, Harvard University, CAAAV’s 18th Anniversary, and more.
http://www.myspace.com/wholeheartmusic

 

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