Tomorrow, Youtube sensation KevJumba and and Kaba Modern are scheduled to perform live to launch the “B Here” campaign in Irvine, Calif. B Here is a campaign designed to raise awareness of hepatitis B, a life-threatening liver disease that affects up to 2 million people in the United States – many of whom are Asian Americans.
The performance kicks off a free B Here campaign campus tour featuring Asian American talents such as Happyslip, David Choi, AJ Rafael, Michelle Martinez, Kaba Modern, Paul Dateh, Jessica Sanchez and KevJumba. Preceding the tour is an art exhibit hosting the works of Ly Nguyen, Eric Koo, Lawrence Kim, and Vision 21 art students. Here are the details:
What: The B HERE campaign launches Monday, October 5 on the UC Irvine campus with two educational and entertaining events:
-An Exhibit featuring up-and-coming young artists who use a variety of mediums to explore the many facets of hepatitis B
-An evening of Live Performances featuring some of the nation’s most entertaining young Asian-American music, dance and comedy acts, including emcee and YouTube sensation KevJumba and KABA Modern, an award-winning Hip Hop dance act that originated at UC Irvine and rose to national fame on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.
WHEN: Monday, October 5, 2009
WHERE: Art Exhibit: Open from 10 AM to 5 PM; Student Center – Pacific Ballroom, UC Irvine. At Pereira Drive (at West Peltason Drive) Live Performances: 6 PM to 9 PM; Barclay Theatre, UC Irvine. At 4242 Campus Drive (between Stanford Ave. and W. Peltason Drive)
Parking for both events: Student Center Parking Structure (PS4).
Don’t live in Irvine? The tour will be coming to the following campuses:
University of Houston
Art Exhibit: Houston Room
Tuesday, October 13, 10am-5pm
Live Performance: Cullen Performance Hall
Tuesday, October 13, 6pm-9pm
University of California, Davis
Art Exhibit: Freeborn Hall
Tuesday, October 27, 10am-5pm
Live Performance: Freeborn Hall
Wednesday, October 28, 6pm-9pm
Visit the official B Here site for more information.
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