2nd Annual Chinatown Music Festival

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Jon Jang. Photo by Derek Chung

The 2nd Annual Chinatown Music Festival will take place this Sunday, September 25 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Portsmouth Square in San Francisco.

The free event will feature  performances by Jest Jammin’Genryu ArtsSherlin Chan & The Star Valley Children’s Choir,Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco led by John CallowayCharlie ChinSan Francisco Guzheng Society and the world-premiere of “Portrait of Sun Yat-sen” by Jon Jang and Unbound Chinatown, celebrating the October 10 Centennial of the Chinese Revolution and the Chinese Republic’s first provisional president, Dr. Sun Yat-sen.  The work celebrates the October 10 Centennial of the Xinhai Revolution (Chinese Revolution) and will feature Jang’s piano, pipa (Chinese lute), vocal soloist Min Xiao Fen, a seven-member jazz ensemble including CMF Producer and long-time Jang associate, saxophonist Francis Wong.  The 2:35pm performance will include text read by San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu reflecting on Dr. Sun’s life, ideas and accomplishments.
This year’s Festival will also present the new visual arts exhibition Sidewalk Art along with hands-on arts activities and displays of Chinatown’s diverse and vibrant culture. For more information: www.c-c-c.org, (415) 986-1822, info@c-c-c.org.

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