Image Descriptions: 1. The Last Hoisan Poets, Photo by Megan Wong: The Last Hoisan Poets, Nellie Wong, Flo Oy Wong and Genny Lim, with smiles as warm as the vibrant golden yellow and orange roses bouquets that they hold in their hands, stand in front of the shiny speckled gray granite wall in San Francisco’s Union Square. 2. Del Sol Quartet, Photo by Lenny Gonzales: The Del Sol Quartet, Benjamin Kreith, Charlton Lee, Kathryn Bates and Sam Weiser, dressed in dark tones of burgundy and blue, are laughing, casually seated in front of a warm gray concrete wall punctuated with five recessed rectangles. 3. The Last Hoisan Poets and Del Sol Quartet, Photo by Andi Wong: The Last Hoisan Poets, Genny Lim, Flo Oy Wong, Nellie Wong, stand reading their collaborative poem “Haw Meong Suey: Good Life's Water,” as the Del Sol Quartet plays behind them during their USAAF 2021 virtual program, “Angel Island Insight.”

“Seh Kui: Community is In the Heart”

APICC is proud to present “Seh Kui: Community is In the Heart” with Genny Lim as this year's FEATURED ARTIST for the 25th Annual United States of Asian America Festival. We are honored to feature this program at GENERATIONS OF POWER, an outdoor showcase of performances taking place at Japantown Peace Plaza on May 14th.

“Seh Kui: Community is In the Heart” is a music and poetry performance by The Last Hoisan Poets and Del Sol String Quartet, celebrating community through intercultural and intergenerational artistic exchange.

Poetry readings by The Last Hoisan Poets (Genny Lim, Nellie Wong and Flo Oy Wong) will address Asian American history and issues of the heart – from the suffering and pain caused by racism and violence to moments of joy and celebration. Del Sol Quartet performs musical works by Asian American composers, including a world premiere composition by Charlton Lee.

The program will also premiere a new work,“Seh Kui: Community is In the Heart,” created by the featured artists working in partnership with new voices – mentees Alaina Gupta, Karen Weller, Lynn Huang, Felicia Lee, Isidore Lu.

Artists and community sharing space and power, united against hate, moving forward together with love.


The Last Hoisan Poets - Genny Lim, Flo Oy Wong, Nellie Wong

Del Sol Quartet - Sam Weiser, Benjamin Kreith, Charlton Lee, Kathryn Bates

with Alaina Gupta, Lynn Huang, Felicia Lee, Isidore Lu, Karen Weller, Lilli Lanier and Andi Wong


The Last Hoisan Poets and The Del Sol String Quartet continue to explore the historical influence of poetry and music on Asian American identity and culture in the United States. Their USAAF 2022 showcase performance is their second USAAF appearance together, after their virtual presentation, Angel Island Insight in 2021.

Follow them at @delsolquartet
#TheLastHoisanPoets #DelSolQuartet #CommunityIsInTheHeart


This program is part of a larger showcase of performances taking place at Japantown Peace Plaza


12:00-12:15 Opening Introductions & Announcements
12:15-1:00PM Sugilanon by Caroline Cabading & The Autonomous Region
1:00-1:50PM Love & Unity: Asian American Choreographer's Showcase curated by Claudine Naganuma
1:50-2:40PM “Seh Kui: Community is In the Heart” by The Last Hoisan Poets & Del Sol Quartet
2:40-2:55PM Return of the Sun by First Voice
2:55-3:20PM Youth Rising by Leela Youth Dance Company
After this, please join us in crossing the street (Post St) to Buchanan Mall for the next performance:
3:30-4:00PM groundwater/chikasui 地下水 by tashi tamate weiss (Across Post St at Buchanan Mall)

Attendance is free and open to the public. Let us know you're going:

May 14, 2022 at 12:00pm - 4pm
Japantown Peace Plaza
1610 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94115
United States
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Accessibility & Consent

 The Japantown Peace Plaza is wheelchair accessible.
 ASL interpretation will be available for the duration of the event.

In an effort to raise awareness about the ongoing pandemic, onsite COVID-19 testing will be available to those who choose to avail of it. Kindly stay home if you are feeling unwell or if you have had possible COVID-19 exposure. Vaccines, face masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged. Let's continue to keep each other safe.

If you require any special accommodations or assistance, please let us know by filling out the accommodation question when you register or email us at [email protected].

This event will be photographed and video recorded for archival and promotional purposes. By attending this event, you consent to the potential of your image being shared publicly through APICC's channels.