$616
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 21 2010 2:10 AM UTC +00:00
Simone JacobsonBy Simone Jacobson
First created
Simone JacobsonBy Simone Jacobson
First created
$616
pledged of $2,500pledged of $2,500 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 21 2010 2:10 AM UTC +00:00

About

WHAT'S SULU DC?
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In November 2009, four Asian American idealists--Jenny C. Lares (spoken word poet), Brian Wang (co-chair of DC's Young & Powerful), Simone Jacobson (poet/dancer) and Regie Cabico (co-founder of NY Sulu Series, spoken word pioneer)--converged, gathering along their path Alex Cena (program manager, AALEAD) to form Sulu DC, an underground, grassroots network for Asian American and/or Pacific Islander American (AAPI) artists.

Sulu DC offers a home for AAPI-focused spoken word and multidisciplinary forms and artists in Washington, D.C. Inspired by the Sulu Series in New York City, Sulu DC emerged from a need for visibility and a supportive community for AAPI artists in the greater D.C. area. The Sulu Series was named after Sulu of Star Trek, the first Asian American character to venture into the unknown galactic quadrant, and a remote island in the Philippines. In some Filipino dialects, 'sulu' can sound like 'sulot,' which means 'light.'

On the third Saturday of every month, we host a performance showcase of emerging and established AAPI artists in music, spoken word, video, and multidisciplinary performances...but, July will be a special month and we need your help to make it ROCK!

PROJECT MISSION: SULU DC'S JULY 17, 2010 CONCERT
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The Smithsonian Institution approximated that more than 350,000 Asian Pacific Americans live in the metropolitan area surrounding Washington, DC. In the U.S., there are roughly 30 Asian American and 24 Pacific Island American groups--perhaps with the 2010 Census, even more will be revealed! In short, AAPI folks have unique voices and experiences, and are in need of the support of audiences and backers like you to continue to be able to have a platform to use to share these stories.

July 2010 will mark the eighth show that Sulu DC has hosted. The Washington Post branded Sulu DC "the face of DC poetry" in a recent article. So, we're making our July show worthy of the praise. We've confirmed the following artists for the July 17, 2010 show:

SNRG
www.snrg.biz

Stone Forest Ensemble
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stone-Forest-Ensemble/105087626189931...

Magnetic North + Taiyo Na
http://www.magnetichiphop.com/

But, bands are expensive. We at Sulu DC want to continue to push the envelope and present quality arts to our national, inter-generational, multi-ethnic audiences. In order to sustain this, we need to gage interest and financial support through your pre-sale tickets to cover our costs (artist fees, sound, tech, venue, etc.) so that we'll be ready to launch the July show.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR BACKERS?
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Any backer who gives $50 or above will have the opportunity to meet all of the acts as VIP guests of Sulu DC at the July 17 show. Additional give-aways will be announced throughout the funding cycle, including SWAG (stuff we all get) from Sulu DC's official outfitter, SNRG!

Tickets will be priced at $25, $50, $75 and $100 with the following incentives:

$25: Ticket for One to July Sulu DC Concert
$50: Ticket for One to July Sulu DC Concert + Meet and Greet with the Artists
$75: Tickets for Two to July Sulu DC Concert
$100: Tickets for Two to July Sulu DC Concert + Meet and Greet with the Artists

HOW CAN YOU FOLLOW SULU DC'S PROGRESS?
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Subscribe to our Google Group here: http://groups.google.com/group/sulu-dc...
Be our Fan on Facebook: www.tinyurl.com/suludc
Follow a Sulu DC founder on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sim1ontharun

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