A Chinese New Year Celebration with special guest Rapper Bohan Phoenix
Thursday, January 31, 6:00-8:30 PM
Members: Free(Become a Member Now!); Non-Members: $10
A Chinese New Year Celebration for ALL MEMBERS, with special guest Bohan Phoenix in the house!
Come kick off the celebration of the Year of the Pig at China Institute with Brooklyn via Chengdu rap sensation Bohan Phoenix. Free for all members. Attendees will be treated to light snacks and refreshments alongside a pop-up Q&A session with Phoenix. Bring your questions and high spirits! Raffles for a Starbucks gift card and a $100 certificate to Jasmine Chinese Restaurant!
Bohan Phoenix was born in China’s Hubei province and immigrated to the U.S. at 11, unable to speak a word of English. He fell in love with hip hop and learned the language quickly by rapping along to anything he could get his hands on. Today Bohan is a rising figure in both the American and Chinese music scenes; his use of both Mandarin and English lyrics reflects his dual identity and aims to bridge the gap between the two cultures he calls home. Amidst a nationwide ban on “hip hop culture” in China and an environment where few indie artists thrive, Bohan is redefining what it means to be independent on his own terms.
Guqin music by New York Guqin School
Pop-up Q&A with rap artist Bohan Phoenix!
Art of the Mountain on view at China Institute Gallery
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