Internationally touring poet and published author, Jason Bayani, explores the lives of Filipinx immigrants in America taking you through his hip-hop inspired youth, club-going college days, and turbulent adulthood. Locus of Control navigates his experience dealing with race, mental health, addiction, and his status as the first American-born child in his family.
Utilizing poetry, storytelling, music, and multimedia, Bayani pieces together the threads of his life while struggling to make sense of Walter Benjamin's notion of redeeming the past. Bayani's poetry is imbued by a distinct passion and charm that has brought him to stages all across the US and Europe. Locus of Control is a culmination of his 20 years as a poet, both devastating and revelatory, it unveils the lived experience of the displaced Filipinx and what they become in a new country.
WHEN: Thur, June 1 - Sat, June 3 @ 8:30PM
MORE INFO: jasonbayani.com
185 Sixth St
San Francisco, CA 94103
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