Improvisational School of Music Recital Commemorates Social Justice

Friday, October 19, 2018

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- The entire recital shared the common theme of fluidity. A fluidity that is intended to represent shifting public sentiments and the evolution and progress of social issues.

“The sound represents the feelings, the struggle — I hope they walk away and think, ‘oh, I understand,’” said Jackie Lam, an SF State student who played a 12-string Vietnamese Zither with the Asian Improv Arts group.

“It’s a really big honor, how not just Asian Americans, but as a group and a community, how we’re all united in this way of expressing ourselves,” Lam said. “Music helps us express ourselves.”