Mai Khoi and the Dissidents
Where: National Sawdust
80 N. 6th St.
646-779-8455 Price: $29
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NationalSawdust+, in partnership with Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) and PEN America, presents an evening of international music, literature, and conversation with Mai Khoi and the Dissidents. Khoi—often dubbed the Lady Gaga of Vietnam—was persecuted for her open criticism of the state, especially as she evolved from her pop star roots into an experimental folk artist chanting lyrics infused with themes of resistance and protest. Joined by fellow activist musicians Quyen Thien Dac and Nguyen Duc Minh, Mai Khoi and the Dissidents are a luminary voice captivating audiences internationally.
This is Mai Khoi and the Dissidents’ first performance in the States. The performance will be followed by a reading and discussion with poet Paul Tran. An audience Q&A session will follow.
This program is presented in partnership with the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), an initiative of PEN America dedicated to assisting imperiled artists and fortifying the field of organizations that support them.
This event is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Artistic Freedom Initiative.Buy tickets/get more info now