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Asia Samson and Jollan Aurelio as The Asian Project
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As an aspiring astronaut/brain surgeon/ninja, Asia Samson never thought spoken-word poetry would be his calling, but destiny had other plans, and today he is an award winning spoken-word artist who has won the hearts of audiences throughout the country. He and his guitarist brother-in-law, Jollan Aurelio, will perform at Penn State Berks on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. This event is free and open to the public.

With his uncanny ability to combine humor and inspiration while provoking thought and self-reflection, Samson provides an honest and genuine testimony of his life, touching on themes of his own cancer survival and poverty in the Philippines. His performance has been described as inspiring, sometimes gut-wrenching, and most often as comical buffoonery. He has been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry and BET’s J Lyric Café, and was named the Performer of the Year by the Association of the Promotion of Campus Activities.

This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

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