APEX Express

APEX Express – August 25, 2005

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Joe Bataan: Afro-Filipino – just an "ordinary guy"? Apex talks to the ’60’s Salsoul artist who’s now gaining a new audience with the growing popularity of down-home, hip-hop, soul stylings. Learn about Bataan’s rough beginnings that gave rise to his gritty sound as well as his Sept. Herbst Theater gig in SF. And, from the Barrio to the beat of South Asian sounds and the new scene being created around it…we catch up with DJ Maneesh and Dhamaal’s MC to hear about their part in all of this as well as their new CD. Also, Yuri Kochiyama’s activist spirited started as a young woman while interned in camp for Japanese Americans during WWII. We talk with the author of a new book that documents the life of Kochiyama and her committment to justice – a book soon to be featured at Berkeley’s East Wind bookstore. Plus music, calendar and more…