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Asia After Dark: Asian Soundscape

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:30 PM


Experience an Asian soundscape with live performances by acclaimed digital media artist and musician Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, and instrumentalists Danielle Cho and Jennifer Kim, set against an immersive backdrop of silent Asian films. Join instrument–maker John Tewksbury and cross-cultural percussionist Steve Bloom to make play basic rhythms. You'll create and personalize a renewable-frame drum, then learn how to play basic rhythms from Asia and participate in the "choir," with your drum as your voice.

Just before the night breaks into an Asian electronica dance party, take exhibition tours led by Carol Huh, assistant curator of contemporary art, and Alex Nagel, associate curator of the ancient Near East. Have your face painted with Asian–inspired designs and make fun photobooth memories with our friends from onomonoMedia. Throughout the night, pay homage to the Asia After Dark tagline—"Art, Drink, and Be Happy"—by tasting specialty cocktails at the three pop-up bars by Ping Pong Dim Sum, who will supply the award-winning libations for the evening.

Want to save 40 percent on your Asia After Dark ticket? Join the Silk Road Society, our new and thriving membership group for young professionals. You'll be invited to tours, cocktail receptions, and behind–the–scenes events.

For more info: asia.si.edu/asiaafterdark

Must be 21 years old with valid photo ID to attend.

Note: The original Asia After Dark scheduled for September 28—a collaboration with the National Museum of African Art themed "Global Rhythms"—has been replaced with Asia After Dark: Asian Soundscape. The original event will not be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience or miscommunication.

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5301 Tuckerman Lane
Rockville, MD 20852

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