Sulu DC/ECAASU AAPI Heritage Month Bash

Sulu DC/ECAASU AAPI Heritage Month Bash

Sulu DC and ECAASU are collaborating to present the AAPI Heritage Month Bash, a celebratory event to close out the end of AAPI Heritage Month! This 18+ party will feature The Pinstriped Rebel, Sarmust, and Dale Andrew Batoon.


+ With over 15 years of DJing experience, Les Talusan a.k.a. The Pinstriped Rebel spins an eclectic and fun mix of music, maintaining the highest quality control across a freeform blend of soul, funk, deep house & old school hip-hop, even throwing in some 80s freestyle & the occasionally obscure pop gem. Born and raised in Manila, Les fell in love with music at a young age, DJing at local clubs and playing in bands. Since moving to DC from the Philippines, she has continued to develop her talents, performing behind the decks throughout the U.S. and abroad.

+ Sarmust explores a mixture between Alt-Rock, Proto-punk, Dance-punk, Caribbean music, African polyrhythms, Classical & Folk music from South Asia, and Sufi musical traditions like Qawwali. In an attempt to create a new sound that is rooted in angst and mysticism but ultimately about universal love and activism.

+ From the Bronx, NY, Dale Andrew Batoon is a graduate of Georgetown University. While there, he delved into poetry, first performing his work at a Sulu DC showcase on campus. Since then, he has competed at numerous poetry slams, including the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational, and founded the Corpus Collective, Georgetown’s first poetry slam team.


+ Named after Sulu of Star Trek (the first Asian American character in space) and a remote island in the Philippines, Sulu DC is an underground network and home for emerging and established Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists. Sulu DC produces The Sulu Series, a monthly performance showcase of AAPI artists in poetry/spoken word, music, theater, comedy, film, and multidisciplinary performances.


+The East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) is a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, educate, and empower those interested in Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) issues. Run solely by volunteers, ECAASU’s advocacy work is conducted through outreach to APIA students organizations across the country and educating individuals on becoming agents of change through the various programs we hold over the course of the year, including an annual conference.



***$15 at door***

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