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Fred Ho's Tribute to the Black Arts Movement: Personal and Political Impact and Analysis

Fred Ho

Published: 2006-05-01

In this essay Fred Ho reflects upon how the Black Arts Movement impacted his own personal development. He also focuses on the importance of black "free jazz" on Asian American creative music and improvisation, as well as its organizational influence upon self-production efforts as an assertion of cultural and political self-determination.

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If people talked the way they drummed in improvisation, then I think the world would be a lot nicer…

– Youth participant, ICASP improvisation workshop