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Ode B’kongofon
Hafez Modirzadeh Ensemble

Genny Lim and the ensemble perform Modirzadeh’s epic poem, Ode B’kongofon at Bird & Beckett on May 12, 2022.

Thursday, May 12 – 7:30pm

Bird & Beckett Books & Records

653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

Genny Lim. Photo: Bob Hsiang, 2016.

With B’kongofonic blood at the saxophonic root, well below surface engraving, resonating within its alloy, sounds are gathering to invoke a heroic people: kongo as “gathering”, a Central African people’s homeland; fon as “sound”, a West African people’s language; B’ referring to all “peoples” along the resistance continuum.  Hear ye, the animating force of a strange horn sanctified!

Genny Lim – poetry, invocation
Hafez Modirzadeh – kongofon, assorted winds
Francis Wong – kongofon, assorted winds
John-Carlos Perea – electric bass, cedar flute, vocals
Keshav Batish – drums, tabla

Genny Lim and the ensemble perform Modirzadeh’s epic poem, Ode B’kongofon. 

$25 cash cover charge; byob and a mask (optional if vaccinated)

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