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Drinking and Driving in Ürümqi East Coast Book Release Party

Culturefix (9 Clinton Street, New York, NY) Map it Free
513a91abeca609dfc93055ec7838b4a6?s=50 Paul Assimacopoulos

Writer-traveler Andrew Demetre reads from his debut non-fiction book Drinking and Driving in Ürümqi (Strangers Gate Books, 2013), which vividly captures its author's precarious, but illuminating junket alongside Uyghur ethnic minority CCP/PLA members into the complex, obfuscated culture of the riot-scarred capital of Xinjiang, China's far Northwestern province. The evening will open with Radio XUAR:The Unheard Music, Demetre's evocative iPod set of Xinjiang Uyghur music, which spans the deeply traditional Sufi roots to the catchy rhythms of modern U-Pop and highlights important Uyghur musical figures as they struggle to squeeze their expression through the filters of the CPC (Communist Party of China). A discussion, Q&A, and book signing will follow the reading.

- www.andrewdemetre.com

Drinking and Driving in Ürümqi East Coast Book Release Party

Culturefix (9 Clinton Street, New York, NY) Map it Free
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