Ko Zargana's Public Speaking Event
music, dances,short films and Talented Zargana
Chabot Colleague Performing Art Center
25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545
Feb 19, Sunday, 11 am - 3:30 pm
One of the most outstanding faces of Burma people's resistance and resilience, famous comedian, talented artist and activist who was recently released from the prison -- Ko Zargana, will be speaking at the Chabot College Performing Art Center 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545 on on Sunday, Feb 19, 11 am to 3:30 pm at a public event organized by the San Francisco Bay Area Burmese community, fans and supporters. The event includes Burmese Food Fair with nearly 15 food items, music and cultural performances to welcome his visit to our area.
The people of Burma have enjoyed his performances and most importantly his talented and daring jokes and comments highlighting what's is wrong with the regime for nearly 3 decades as he start performing since a young university student. He is in a way "Jay Leno" of Burma but often being rewarded with imprisonments and harsh punishments. However, the regime was never able to silence him.
His last imprisonment was in
2008 for criticizing the regime for mishandling of the Cyclone Nargis. His 87
years old aging father passed away in 2010 while he was in prison. Artists
around the world organized for his release.
Soon after his release from the prison, to make the Burma's independence day (Jan 4th), along with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, he organized and co-hosted the Burma's first "Art of Freedom Film Festival" last December; and the short-listed and wining short films will be shown at the event. The films are English- subtitled and his speech will be translated into English. Food will be available at 11 am and the event is to start at 12:30 pm.
Please come support while enjoying the Burma food, music, dances, short films and talented Zargana. Proceeds are to support humanitarian projects inside Burma and sliding scale donation is accepted at the door for entrance and seating. To send donation checks, please contact Ni Ni Thaw - 408 205 3287 or more inform about the event Jason - 510 402 779 Kyaw Thura - 415 420 1504.