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Jeff Song and Lowbrow: Diasporama

Following the examples of fellow Asian-American musician-activists Jon Jang and Fred Ho, cellist Jeff Song and Lowbrow give this recording a pronounced political dimension. Song intends this music as a mediation of sorts on the Asian diaspora in America, and the song titles (“War Brides,” “Black Velvet Buddha”) reflect his not-always-sunny feelings on the matter. Only on the irony-heavy vocal track “Monday School” does Song let his political ambitions get the better of his musical intent.

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