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Black April Poetry & Music Performance: Dao Strom & Anna Vo
Apr
29
5:30 PM17:30

Black April Poetry & Music Performance: Dao Strom & Anna Vo

POETRY & MUSIC PERFORMANCE

in honor of BLACK APRIL

at the PORTLAND CHILDREN'S MUSEUM (4015 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221)

in the Hướng Nước // Inheritance // Water Art Exhibit

with (starting at 6 PM) :

- Artist Talk by Anna Vo
- Poetry Reading by Dao Strom
- Music by Anna Vo
- Music by Dao Strom

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Poetry/Music Performance in SAMIYA BASHIR Collaboration @ TBA Festival // 15m=?
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry/Music Performance in SAMIYA BASHIR Collaboration @ TBA Festival // 15m=?

Tight. Moving. Aural. Physical. Breath. Beat. Lost. Loose. Breathless. Minutes? Months? Meters? Monsters? Monograms? Macaroons? 15 m = ? Four ways. Samiya Bashir dreamcasts Portland poets Shayla Lawson and Dao Strom, plus special guest Ronaldo V. Wilson and collaborating artist Roland Dahwen Wu, as together they guide poetry through space. Four ways. Solve for the poem. What? See for yourself.

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Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

WORD + SONG: Benefit Show for IRCO @ Beacon Sound

A night of poetry + music. Featuring all women artists.

Poets: Coleman Stevenson, Endi Bogue Hartigan, Sarah Bartlett, Shayla Lawson, Stephanie Adams-Santos

Songwriters: Lindsay Clark, Kelly Anne Masigat, Timmy Straw, Dao Strom

All proceeds from the show went to IRCO (International Refugee Center of Oregon)

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May
28
7:00 PM19:00

INHERITORS: She Who Has No Master(s) @ Likewise Art Bar

Debut of a new hybrid forms series event, INHERITORS, co-curated with Tell It Slant Reading Series (Danielle Frandina) & A.M. O'Malley (IPRC). With readings by: Angie Chau, Aimee Phan, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Dao Strom, Stacey Tran, Julie Thi Underhill.

INHERITORS is a hybrid-art & literary series exploring the theme of aftermath as expressed through the lenses of multidisciplinary artists/collaborations who are descendants and inheritors of violence stemming from war, cultural and civil upheaval, domestic abuse, intergenerational trauma, domestic and other forms of power abuses. 

Our May 28th debut event, She Who Has No Master(s), will gather the voices/experiences of female descendants and inheritors of the Vietnam War and refugee exodus.

 
 She Who Has No Master(s), for INHERITORS series launch event @ Likewise Art Bar (Photo credit: Justyn Hegreberg)

She Who Has No Master(s), for INHERITORS series launch event @ Likewise Art Bar
(Photo credit: Justyn Hegreberg)

 
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Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

"Holding Space" @ Holocene: A Social Engagement & Evening of Performance

Hosted and presented by all artists of color. Curated by Stacey Tran. A night of voice / movement / poetry / music / visual installation by Portland-based artists exploring space, memory, time, lineage, and rituals of sharing. With: Intisar Abioto, Claire Barrera, Ripley Snell, Eileen Isagon Skyers, Dao Strom, Takahiro Yamamoto.

I think that when we talk about “space” in these terms we are often talking about belonging; and it is a form of belonging that is not only physical, but personal, cultural, sexual, social, aesthetic, psychological, ideological, philosophical. We are asking, ultimately, we are also challenging/testing, how much or how well we will be allowed in(to) a space—in essence: are we welcome?—to be, expose, express, share and have received, ourselves in authentic and whole displays... On February 3rd, a group of artists will be “holding space” in Portland, Oregon. The event is named for its intent to construct and claim “space” for artists of color. This reflects, at least in part, on some debates that have arisen (largely via social media) regarding the “whiteness” of “spaces”—in arenas of art and literary enterprises, namely—in the otherwise very liberal, cultured, and progressive “space” that Portland as a town is reputed to be...The most basic distillation of the question might be this: are people of color being justly represented in the “spaces” they (too) occupy? And what is just representation—what should it look like? And who is or should be responsible for curating, organizing, initiating and/or staking claim to and in those spaces?  -- from interview & reflection with Stacey Tran for diacritics.org
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Jun
13
to Jun 28

"Golden Sea" CA Music Tour

CA "Golden Sea" Tour - The Sea and The Mother (Dao Strom) & Underwoman and the Believers (Carolyn Chen):

6.27.15 ~ Abbey Lounge (Santa Cruz, CA)
6.26.15 ~ Barmel (Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA)
6.25.15 ~ Linneas Cafe (San Luis Obispo, CA)
6.20.15 ~ Genghis Cohen (Los Angeles, CA)
6.13.15 ~ Stork Club (Oakland, CA)

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