A free performance at Chinatown’s Pao Arts Center
Pao Arts Center will be holding a rap show, “The Chinatown Tour,” on April 15, beginning at 7 p.m., with free admission. Rapper and activist Jason Chu will be joined by rapper/singer Alan Z and rapper/Fulbright scholar Jamel “MC Tingbudong” Mims for a high energy performance “highlighting Asian American history and the ongoing connections and cultural solidarity between Asian and Black communities.” Chu and Alan Z will be presenting their new project, “Face Value,” which explores Asian American strength and pride rooted in over 170 years of history and community. Mims will share “Viral 001,” a multimedia conversation between China and Black America.
Chu described his excitement about the upcoming rap show:
Register for the event here.
Shira Laucharoen is a reporter based in Boston. She currently serves as the assistant director of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism. In the past she has written for Sampan newspaper, The Somerville Times, Scout Magazine, Boston Magazine, and WBUR.