Grammy Nominated Artist, PC Muñoz, Explores Multi-Racial Identity in His Performance Piece

San Francisco Artist Uses Music, Poetry, & Suspect Mitochondria to Address Cultural Identity
 
 
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LOS ANGELES - Sept. 24, 2016 - PRLog -- The Last Bookstore is proud to present the Los Angeles premiere of HALF-BREED on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7PM in Downtown Los Angeles at The Last Bookstore on 453 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Tickets are free.  HALF-BREED is the latest music/poetry performance piece from acclaimed San Francisco recording artist PC Muñoz.  HALF-BREED examines issues of multiracial identity and cultural authenticity via electronic soundscapes, spoken-word, and live instrumentation. Violinist/composer Yvette Cornelia Holzwarth joins Muñoz for this performance; poet F. Douglas Brown and author Shannon Luders-Manuel are the featured openers.

HALF-BREED was originally conceived while PC was a fellow at The Loft Literary Center in Minnesota and has since premiered in Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, and San José. In regards to the provocative/controversial title, Muñoz says "An evening exploring multiracial identity could be called a number of beautiful, soulful things. I titled this piece HALF-BREED as a way to deflate and subvert a term which has decidedly pejorative overtones, and to directly confront the caricatures and stereotypes that have long been associated with mixed-race people of all backgrounds."

All attendees will receive a free download card for PC's new synth-pop single "What If I Told You a Secret?", while supplies last.

PC Muñoz is a recording artist, musician, producer, and poet based in San Francisco. His body of work includes recordings across multiple mediums, from Grammy nominated contemporary classical music to CMJ-charting funk songs and modern dance/multimedia productions. A frequent and enthusiastic collaborator, PC has recorded with rock legend Jackson Browne, dream-pop artist Ingrid Chavez, longtime Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, Emmy-winning virtuoso Van-Anh Vo, Dr. Fink of Prince and the Revolution, San José emcee DEM ONE, and countless other musicians and recording artists across a wide range of genres. He was a 2015 Dresher Ensemble artist-in-residence in Oakland, CA, a 2014 Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center grantee, a 2013 Loft Literary Center Equilibrium Fellow in Minneapolis, MN, and is a current Board Governor for the SF Chapter of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs. His work has been praised by NPR, Performing Songwriter, DownBeat, and many others.

Sneak-peek trailer with complete show info: https://youtu.be/gVQIBlNCnqs



Last Bookstore event link with bios of all performers: http://lastbookstorela.com/events/half-breed-pc-munoz-per...

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/908130305965002/

For more information:
PC Muñoz: pc@pcmunoz.com, 415.786.5730

Learn more at pcmunoz.com.

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