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In the premiere of a new music film, dynamic violinist Jennifer Koh and pathbreaking opera singer Davóne Tines collaborate to distill the history of Asian American oppression, and highlight the untold story of solidarity between Asian Americans and the Black community. Images that document violence against Asian Americans are juxtaposed with video of Koh and Tines performing Ken Ueno’s arrangement of “Strange Fruit,” a song that has historically been an unflinching expression of Black oppression. This work is the result of a three-year collaborative journey between Koh, Tines, Ueno, and dramaturg Kee-Yoon Nahm.
Image: Davóne Tines / photo by Bowie Verschuuren; Jennifer Koh / photo by Jürgen Frank