Asian Glow is excited to present Rap Artist LuDow, Burlesque Performer Sake Toomey, and Poets Tamiko Beyer, Ally Ang, and Sandra Lim at the Pao Arts Center in Boston on October 13 at 6:30pm!
LuDow is a Chinese American rapper, songwriter and performer from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Performing since 2012, his music is often described as lyrical and soulful, with topics that range from Asian America to relationships and life experiences. His first and only project, the Go Back EP, is an original independently produced 6-track original album, released in late 2016. You can find his music online everywhere (Youtube, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, etc.)
Sake Toomey, known lovingly as The Earthworm of Burlesque, is a Boston-based performer, producer, and emcee who burst onto the scene in 2011. She has produced several sold-out variety shows including The Final Frontease: A Tribute to Star Trek at OBERON in Cambridge and Hometown Brodown: A Tribute to Beantown at The Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain. Sake is a co-founder of Burlesque Boston, an organization that provides free promotion and event coverage to Boston-area burlesque and variety producers and performers (@BurlesqueBoston).
Tamiko Beyer is the author of We Come Elemental , and two chapbooks: Dovetail (co-authored with Kimiko Hahn) and bough breaks. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Denver Quarterly, The Volta, Dusie, and elsewhere. She has received grants and fellowships from Kundiman and the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund among others. A social justice communications writer and strategist, she spends her days writing truth to power. She lives in Dorchester, MA and online at tamikobeyer.com.
Ally Ang is a gaysian poet whose work deals with queerness, gender, family, race, and sad Pisces feelings. Ally is the author of Monstrosity (Damaged Goods Press, 2016) and their work has appeared in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, The Shade Journal, Nepantla,and more. You can find Ally on Twitter and Instagram @TheOceanIsGay.
The Pao Arts Center is handicap accessible. There are separate restrooms for men and women. (I'm not sure if there is a single use restroom. I will update when I find out -jp)
Asian Glow is a performance series for Asian American creative artists in Boston, which seeks to raise visibility for Asian Americans, extinguish tokenism, and explore individual stories involving the twin myths of the model minority and perpetual foreigner. Asian Glow also seeks to give the artists a platform to perform in a genre or style that does not necessarily link to their national or ancestral identity and provide local role models for the Asian community.
This project is made possible by a Live Arts Boston grant from the Boston Foundation.
Pao Arts Center (View)
99 Albany St
Boston, MA 02111
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|