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January - DC Sulu Show

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No snow can stop us! Sulu DC is back with another great lineup of artists to ring in the new year.

WHEN: Saturday, January 16

WHERE: Almaz Restaurant & Lounge
1212 U Street NW @ U St. Metro (Across from Ben's Chili Bowl)

TIME: Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:00pm. Dance party at 10:00pm.

PRICE: $10 general admission / $8 students

For more information... http://www.facebook.c...­

(Alcohol will be served at this event. Event is ALL AGES; all under 21 will need supervision after the show.)

Hosted by Regie Cabico. Sounds by DJ Mars Noble



FB: Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai
Twitter: @yellowgurlpoet
Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai is a Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based, Chinese Taiwanese American spoken word artist who has performed her poetry at over 375 venues worldwide including three seasons on "Russell Simmons Presents HBO Def Poetry." Winner of a 2007 New York Foundation for the Arts Urban Artist Initiative Award, she was listed as one of Idealist in NYC's Top 40 New Yorkers Who Make Positive Social Change in 2008 and’s “30 Most Influential Asian Americans Under 30” in 2009. She has shared stages with Mos Def, KRS-One, Sonia Sanchez, Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, Amiri Baraka, and many more.

Simone Jacobson was born in Phoenix, Arizona where she emerged as a performer under the tutelage of internationally renowned choreographer, Hodgie Jo. While at the University of Maryland, she studied dance and became a member of the professional hip-hop dance company, Culture Shock DC (CSDC), serving as the first director of their junior dance company, Future Shock. Among other venues, she has performed with CSDC in Zurich, Switzerland, at the Asian Pacific Islander American Spoken Word and Poetry Summit in San Francisco and Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. Ms. Jacobson was the founder/director of the Urban Poets Society, a traveling collective of spoken word poets in DC, MD, and VA. She also founded/directed UMD's first hip-hop dance company, PHUNKtions, which is still active and hosts an annual hip-hop dance competition. She has trained with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, danced as the opening act for Sister Sledge and for the legendary Roots crew with Footklan.

Today, she is the Cipher Director at Words Beats & Life (WBL), a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming individual lives and whole communities through hip-hop. She is currently pursuing an MA in Arts Management at American University. Over the past two years, she has taught English/hip-hop dance/spoken word poetry in northern France, in a French immersion preschool in San Francisco, visited her mother's homeland (Burma), managed an international arts exchange between Iran and the U.S., and launched/hosted an open mic at the Hillyer Art Space called HOME. In the words of Jeff Chang and the hip-hop community, "can't stop, won't stop."

Elahe (“The Elahater”) has been performing stand-up comedy since 2006, and as an Iranian-American female comic she mostly tells jokes about getting her period and how difficult it is get through airport security (that’s only partially true). In 2008, she founded, an exploration of all things hateful and ignorant in pop culture and society, after noticing a lack of comedic writing tackling oppression, prejudice and those nasty “isms” in a way that didn’t perpetuate stereotypes. Elahe was born in Washington, D.C. to Iranian parents and grew up in rural Maryland. She is also a newspaper reporter based in the Washington, D.C.-area.

Taiyi Sun was born in Hangzhou, China, a city of 6 million people. He started to play the violin when he was 3, first appeared on stage at age of 4. He became the concertmaster of the largest youth orchestra in Hangzhou (The West Lake Youth Orchestra) and stayed as concertmaster for 7 years. Taiyi then came to the US for college and became the concertmaster of Ripon College Orchestra during the time he was there. Taiyi is now a second year graduate student studying International Political Economy at American University. He is also the concertmaster of American University Symphonic Orchestra.

Marco Mercado is a high energy performer who has amazed audiences up and down the East coast. He has performed at numerous colleges and venues including University of Florida, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Georgetown University. He is a social studies teacher at Independence Middle School in Virginia Beach. Marco Mercado's humble beginnings and word-of-mouth has given him longevity in the community. The performer and teacher is also sponsor for Barrelman Apparel.

with a special guest performance by *HANALEI RAMOS*!

An organizer by trade and having worked as an educator for DCPS, Mars Noble currently trains and recruits labor organizers for one of the largest public sector unions in the country. As a resident of the DC Metropolitan Area since 1984, Mars Noble has been providing a community focused DJ service and sound production for community events, non-profit organizations, and house partiessince 1995. He is also the proud father of Roel Jose, 6 & Cruz Abalos, 4.
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