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Asian Studies will be cosponsoring an exciting series of events on campus next week supporting documentary filmmaker Justin Schell’s 2015 film We Rock Long Distance and featuring Hmong rapper Tou SaiKo Lee. As part of this 3-day residency, Justin Schell will be joined by international hip hop artists Maria Isa, Tou SaiKo Lee, and Reskape for a workshop on documenting music performance, a series of class visits, a film screening, and a diasporic hip hop concert in Falstaff’s. Full details below.

MDOCS Workshop: Documenting Music Performance w/ Justin Schell, Tuesday, September 22, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m., LI 113, Please sign up at mdocs@skidmore.edu

We Rock Long Distance film screening and panel discussion, Wednesday, September 23, 5:30 p.m., Davis Auditorium

We Rock Long Distance weaves together the sounds and stories of three Twin Cities hip hop artists – M.anifest, Maria Isa, and Tou SaiKo Lee – as they journey home to Ghana, Puerto Rico, and Thailand to create unique and unexpected connections across generation and geography.
Following the film screening, please join us for a panel discussion with Justin Schell and featured artists Maria Isa and Tou SaiKo Lee.

Diasporic Hip Hop Concert featuring Maria Isa, Tou SaiKo Lee, and Reskape, with noah prebish dj set, Thursday, September 24, 8 p.m., Falstaff’s

Maria Isa and Tou SaiKo Lee will be joined in concert by Senegalese rapper Reskape for an evening of international hip hop.
 All events are free, and all are welcome.

Tou SaiKo Lee: https://soundcloud.com/tou-saiko-lee

Gamelan Banyu Wali: Music and Dance of Indonesia
Friday, November 6 @ 7 p.m.
Filene Ladd Concert Hall in Zankel  Music Center

Balinese master drummer and composer I Made Lasmawan, dancer Ni Ketut Marni , and their sons I Putu Tangkas Adi Hiranmayena, I Made Tangkas Adw Wijaya, and I Nyoman Tangkas Aji Guyasa join with Skidmore College Gamelan Banyu Wali to present a concert of gamelan music from the Indonesian islands of Bali and Java.