On Sunday, September 7th an all-star assemblage of musicians, writers, and activists will gather in Oakland to honor Fred Ho - celebrated composer-bandleader, virtuoso baritone saxophonist, author of multiple books, and lifelong radical activist. A self-described "revolutionary matriarchalsocialist and aspiring Luddite" (New York Times), Fred Ho for four decades was a fierce warrior against exploitation and oppression wherever they persisted, including in his very public battle with cancer.
Fred Ho's family will be present, and footage from the documentary Fred Ho's Last Year (Stephen de Castro, 2014) will be screened.
Featured performers will include:
The Afro Asian Music Ensemble
Rova Saxophone Quartet
Brenda Wong Aoki
With speaker/emcees: Diane Fujino, Matef Harmachis, and Tony Marks-Block.