MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA presents MOCAMIX

Fri, Oct 12, 2012 @ 8:00pm - 4:00pm

Please join us for our epic second installment of MOCAMIX where old school meets new school for an old fashioned jam session. Find out what happens when three emcees mix it up with four musicians including a komungo player…a master of the four stringed fretted board. And there will be cocktails….

Musical improvisation featuring:
Taiyo Na (vocals)
Theresa Vu & Derek Kan of Magnetic North (vocals)
Takenori Nishiuchi (guitar)
Kathryn Woodard (pianist)
Jin Hi Kim (komungo and electronic komungo)
Karl Palma (percussion)

 

CURATED by MIN XIAO FEN

 

Admission: $10/adult; $7/student; $5/MOCA member
RSVP required to programs@mocanyc.org

 

About the Artists

Taiyo Na
Honored in 2010 by Governor David A. Paterson and the State of New York for his “legacy of leadership to the Asian American community and the Empire State," Taiyo Na is a singer, songwriter, MC, producer and actor.

 

Magnetic North
Since their debut album release in 2006, Magnetic North has turned heads from execs at Universal Records to renowned civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama. They’ve also collaborated with a number of artists including Jin, Vienna Teng and Wong Fu Productions, who produced their AAIFF award-winning music video “Drift Away.”

 

Takenori Nishiuchi
Guitarist and composer Takenori “Take” Nishiuchi is a native in Hyogo, Japan born in December 5, 1980. He began playing the guitar at the age of 13 after he became influenced by American music, particularly Rock, Blues and Jazz. Takenori is currently working with singer Monne in NY.
 

Kathryn Woodard
Pianist Kathryn Woodard has been hailed by the Washington Post for her "intrepid spirit ... pushing music across cultural boundaries." Her performances have taken her to China, Korea, Croatia, Germany, Turkey, and the central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan.
 

Jin Hi Kim
Jin Hi Kim is internationally acclaimed innovative komungo (Korean fourth century fretted board zither) virtuoso and a Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition. Kim featured on PRI's The World and Voice of America, has composed for the ancient instrument and Western orchestra utilizing her own compositional method, Living Tones.
 

Karl Palma
Karl Palma is a jack-of-all trades musician and entrepreneur. Although his primary instrument is drums, he is skilled and knowledgeable in over seven musical instruments, including production, recording engineering and arranging. He also spent 4 years of his studies playing and performing as a Taiko drummer.