The Afro Asian Scientific Soul Duo: Fred Ho and Salim Washington

The Afro Asian Scientific Soul Duo: Fred Ho and Salim Washington

The Sanctuary for Independent Media

March 30, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Co-sponsored by The Sanctuary for Independent Media


"Revolution is extremism." Malcolm X

Raw, extreme and revolutionary, Fred Ho (baritone saxophonist-writer-revolutionary matriarchal socialist and aspiring Luddite) and Dr. Salim Washington (tenor saxophonist-composer-writer-scholar-revolutionary socialist) are the Afro Asian Scientific Soul Duo and will concertize with interactive video on the nature and ecology of anti-manifest destiny Marxist visions.  This is a rare and not-to-be-missed event in which the Original Asiatic Black Man Meets the Original Africanistic Yellow Man!  A convocation of revolutionary love, imagination and musical ecstasy. Rescheduled from Fall 2010.

Fred Ho is the 2009-2010 Harvard Arts Medalist (only 16 have been awarded in Harvard's 400 year history), the American Music Center's Letter of Distinction recipient, the author of five books including his latest, DIARY OF A RADICAL CANCER WARRIOR: FIGHTING CANCER AND CAPITALISM AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL (Sky Horse Publishing), 20 recordings as a leader (including his latest YEAR OF THE TIGER featuring his Green Monster Big Band), creator of the dvd THE BLACK PANTHER SUITE, and the latest innovative new manga-illustrated book-cd project DEADLY SHE-WOLF ASSASSIN AT ARMAGEDDON!/MOMMA'S SONG (Innova Recordings).

Dr. Salim Washington received his doctorate from Harvard University and is Professor of African American Music at Brooklyn College, founding member of the Scientific Soul Sessions (, co-author with Farah Jasmine Griffin of CLAWING AT THE LIMITS OF COOL (St. Martin's Press) a seminal book about the interaction of John Coltrane and Miles Davis, and collaborating with Fred Ho on the break-through book, SO WHAT? "JAZZ" AND THE REVOLUTIONARY IMAGINATION, a theorization of what makes Black Music quintessentially revolutionary.


This event is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties.

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