Spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai was recently featured in our Spring 2011 issue for her notable and powerful performances. (I have had the good fortune to see her perform live, and it was amazing.)
Now you’ll get the chance to see her perform at the Say You Heard My Echo show commissioned by the Asian American Arts Alliance (A4).
Tsai was commissioned by A4 to create Say You Heard My Echo, a show intended to reclaim religious freedom and tolerance through a feminist perspective, in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and Park51. The show will feature original work, spoken word poetry, movement, dance, dialogue, and live art.
This was made possible through a $5,000 to $ 10,000 grant awarded by Asian Women Giving Circle, a donor-advised fund of the Ms. Foundation for Women, composed of Asian women age 20 to 70 in New York City, who have the desire to represent a diverse spectrum of Asian women from all backgrounds and professions. Their sole purpose is to invest funds and resources in social changes led by Asian women throughout NYC. Currently, their focus is on art and activism.