Te Vaka and Kauamakaiwa Kanaka'ole

September 27, 2011, 7:00PM, Charles B. Wang Center Theater


The vibrance of the Pacific Islands comes to our Long Island!

TE VAKA fuse a rock aesthetic with traditional Polynesian percussion, creating music with powerful rhythm and a captivating sonic palette. A dynamic live group – including a bevy of captivating dancers – Te Vaka has won numerous awards in Britain, New Zealand, and continental Europe. Their delicate melodies and smooth harmonies move you, while their vibrant acoustic beats make you want to move!

Singer  KAUMAKAIWA KANAKA'OLE is lauded as “the voice of Hawai’i’s new generation.” Kanaka’ole’s music reflects his profound engagement with his culture and lineage, as well as his experiences in contemporary Hawai’i. Kanaka’ole is a compelling singer of rare power, with a thrillingly androgynous voice that both booms and glistens, thunders and soars.

Tickets: $35 (VIP) / $20 (General) / $15 (Seniors) / $10 (Students). 
Discount of 20% for groups of 5 or more. 
Reserve by telephone (2-4400), email ([log in to unmask]).

For the Flier:

ANNA MAY WONG: In Her Own Words
(Yunah Hong/2010/USA/ 57 min)
Wednesday, September 21, 7pm, Wang Center Theater

followed by Q&A with filmmaker Yunah Hong and Shirley Lim, SBU's Department of History. 

The talented, glamorous and cosmopolitan Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American movie star.
She started out in silent films when she was 17. She went on to make dozens of films in Hollywood, London and Berlin, costarringwith Marlene Dietrich, Anthony Quinn and Douglas Fairbanks. Yet she spent most of her career typecast either as a painted doll or a scheming dragon lady. 

Filmmaker Yunah Hong paints a vivid portrait of a Hollywood original, narrated in Wong’s own words by actress Doan Ly. Generous excerpts from Wong’s films, archival photographs and interviews enhance this richly detailed picture of a woman and her times.

Presented by The Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University

Led by  HARRY MILLER  from the Chan Meditation Center, Elmhurst, NY 
Saturday, Sep. 24, 2011   9:30 am – 2:30 pm, 
Room 301, Wang Center, 

    This workshop is an introduction to meditation, and a discussion of how the 
    underlying Buddhist principles upon which meditation is based are directly 
    relevant to everyday issues of self-image, relationships, and contentment. 
    All are welcome to join! 
 About our speaker: 
    Harry Miller has studied with Master Sheng Yan for over 30 years. He is a 
    certified meditation teacher and lecturer at the Chan Meditation Center. He is a 
    board member of Dharma Drum Retreat Center and a member of the Dharma 
    Teachers in Training at Chan Meditation Center. 
    Please wear comfortable clothing, arrive early by 9 am. 
   Bring a cushion, towel,sweater, socks and lunch. 
FREE FOR STUDENTS, $20 donation suggested for non-students 
      To register, email: [log in to unmask] 
Sponsored by BSPG  and GSO.  


Most Tuesdays and Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.  


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