Struggle for a New World! Fred Ho Memorial Tribute

  • Oakland Asian Arts Center 388 9th St Oakland, CA, 94607 United States

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 

Ben Barson 

Davheed Behroozi 

Jimmy Biala 

Winston Byrd

Royal Hartigan

Mark Izu
Jon Jang

Masaru Koga
Genny Lim

Hafez Modirzadeh
Gwendolyn Mok
Ken Okada

John-Carlos Perea
Rova Saxophone Quartet
Akira Tana

Marty Wehner

Francis Wong

Brenda Wong Aoki


With speaker/emcees: Diane Fujino, Matef Harmachis, and Tony Marks-Block.