Gai Mou Sou Rap Media Coverage

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Artist:

Clara Hsu & the Grant Avenue Follies

Date of production:

May 21, 2021

Updates: November 29, Gai Mou Sou Rap appeared on Steve Harvey’s Steve On Watch Show.

July 15, Gai Mou Sou Rap is part of the Responses:Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism installation in the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York City. The exhibit will end on March 27, 2022.

June 15, one month after its debut, Gai Mou Sou Rap was selected by the 2021 Palm Beach International Music Awards.

June 18, The Reverend Jesse Jackson wielding the gai mou sou with the Grant Avenue Follies after their performance of the rap at a Portsmouth Square rally. See World Journal‘s report.

CHINATOWN SENIOR BURLESQUE TROUPE DROPS THEIR ANTI-ASIAN HATE VIDEO by Joe Kukura, broke-ass stuart, May 24, 2021/

Rapping grandmothers filmed a Stop Asian Hate music video in San Francisco’s Chinatown by Dan Gentile, SFGATE. May 28, 2021.

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Dion Lim with the Follies. Photo by Marilyn Jong Low.
‘Hit, hit, hit!’: Sassy San Francisco rapping grannies dis Asian hate in new song by Dion Lim, ABC Channel 7 News, May 28, 2021.

A Cabaret Group of San Francisco Grandmothers Is Denouncing Asian Hate — One Rap Lyric at a Time by Matt Charnock, SFirst, May 29,2021.

San Francisco rapeando a las abuelas Grant Avenue Follies dis Asian hate en una nueva canción y video musical by Celebrity.Land, May 29, 2021.

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2021年05月30日 05:57 灣區活力虎 說唱反仇亞 揮動雞毛掃嬉笑怒罵

《雞毛掃》說唱樂團的精彩演出。記者黃偉江攝
《雞毛掃》說唱樂團的精彩演出。記者黃偉江攝
觀眾們拍手叫好。記者黃偉江攝
觀眾們拍手叫好。記者黃偉江攝
(本報記者黃偉江三藩市報道)

夏威夷搖曳多姿的土風舞;虎 們揮動雞毛掃,虎虎生威;來自屋崙的知名說唱歌手激情演繹;柔功門新生代刀光劍影拳腳棍棒,自古英雄出少年;鄧麗君的旋律,演繹夜上海風情萬種。精彩紛呈的演出,表達這次藝術行動「與亞裔一起」的主題,也給將進入經濟重啟的華埠帶來勃勃生機。

昨天下午,華埠的華鷹社與三藩市及屋崙的多個說唱樂隊,在華埠花園角廣場聯手舉辦說唱、搖滾樂、中國功夫與舞獅表演,選民登記、有獎遊戲等,共同慶祝美國亞太傳統文化月的結束。參加演出的有享譽全美的知名Paypa_boy、Chow Mane、Sawhee、Loosh & Rock Box說唱歌手與樂隊。

針對當下仇視亞裔的情況,華裔女詩人馬文蕙原創的《雞毛掃》說唱,迎發一輪高潮。11名彪悍的土著「虎 」,揮動著雞毛掃,穿插著英語和夾生粵語的說唱歌詞,嬉笑怒罵:「後生仔,你咁囂張,因住我條雞毛掃…你蝦我,我蝦番你…你唔好 度扭計仔…我係你亞婆,我係你亞 ,你地對長者 態度係最令人討厭!邊個病毒係度傳播仇恨?」

馬文蕙(Clara Hsu)表示,希望《雞毛掃》用詼諧的藝術,傳遞出一個鼓舞人心的資訊–我們不畏仇視與暴力,我們會團結起來反擊。目的是維護長者,堅決反對仇恨和暴力。她說,大媽們的演出很受歡迎,尤其是把節目自製作成短視頻在社交媒體分享,沒想到「爆紅」。她很高興透過這首說唱的影響力,阻止針對亞洲人的仇恨暴力!

馬文蕙是華埠Clarion Performing Arts Center的總監,她分享自己的創作靈感,源自最近針對亞裔長者的暴力升級,以及一位婆婆用木板反擊暴力襲擊的新聞,「雞毛掃勾起了人們的集體回憶。」她說,在亞華文化傳統習俗中,歷代人都使用它來約束不守規矩的行為。《雞毛掃》演繹,正如敲響了警鐘,即規則和尊重是保持家庭、社區和社會健康的積極因素。策劃該藝術行動的懿德(Edith)表示,邀請具影響力的非裔說唱歌手和樂隊,與華埠的社團一起演出,是要傳遞正能量,讓不同的族裔、文化進行交流,共同反擊歧視與暴力。

https://liftedasia.com/article/asian-grannies-rap-against-hate-crimes by Roger Yiu, LiftedAsia, June 7, 2021.

UChannel TV’s Open Mic with Liam Yan, June 10, 2021

On June 15, one month after its debut, Gai Mou Sou Rap was selected by the 2021 Palm Beach International Music Awards.

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