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CAAMFest2017

Directions in Sound

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Featuring emerging and cutting-edge musicians, Directions in Sound exposes Bay Area audiences to innovative artists from the underground music scene. Directions in Sound continues this year to include music-centric films paired with special live performances from the hottest Asian American artists.


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    Bad Rap

    Salima Koroma / Directions in Sound, Special Presentations / USA / 2016 / Culture, Documentary, Independent / 80 mins
    Asian American rappers Awkwafina, Dumbfoundead, Rekstizzy and Lyricks break ethnic and music-industry stereotypes in the documentary, BAD RAP. This musically-minded presentation will feature live performances from the highlighted artists.
    Bad Rap

    The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
    March 14, 2017 7:00 pm Tickets available at jccsf.org/arts-ideas/bad-rap/


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    Directions in Sound w/ Kollaboration SF

    Directions in Sound
    Crowd favorite Directions in Sound joins forces with Kollaboration SF to bring Asian American hip-hop and rock beats from Los Angeles all the way to the Mariana Achipelago.
    Directions in Sound w/ Kollaboration SF

    Gray Area
    March 10, 2017 9:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


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    In Search of Perfect Consonance

    Ruby Yang / Directions in Sound, Special Presentations / Hong Kong / 2016 / Documentary, Short / 38 mins
    The latest documentary by Academy Award-winning director Ruby Yang follows hopeful young musicians from across Asia as they form a community under the tutelage of dedicated mentors. The Asian Youth Orchestra, founded during a time of tense pan-Asian relations and rejection of classical music in parts of Asia, illustrates how a shared passion for music can promote peace. Includes live performance.
    In Search of Perfect Consonance

    The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
    March 16, 2017 7:00 pm Tickets available at jccsf.org/arts-ideas/perfect-consonance/


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    Untitled Thao Nguyen Documentary

    Todd Stan Krolczyk / Directions in Sound, Special Presentations / USA, Vietnam / 2017 / 27 mins
    SF-based indie singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen journeys back to Vietnam to explore her homeland and reconnect with her mother. Todd Stan Krolczyk travels with Nguyen, capturing her happiness with success in the US and sorrow being away from family.