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Philadelphia-based musician and author John Kim Faye takes you on an autobiographical journey with songs and recollections based on his best-selling memoir The Yin and The Yang of it All: Rock 'n' Roll Memories from the Cusp, as told by a Mixed-Up, Mixed-Race Kid, a story about the discovery of a voice, a community, and a musical ethnicity that runs far deeper than his Korean/Irish roots.
Since its release, the book has achieved Amazon Best Seller status in multiple categories and was also recently selected by Philadelphia Magazine as one of ten titles included in their "summer reading" recommendations.
As the lead singer and primary songwriter of the Caulfields, Faye was one of the only mixed-race Asian American frontmen to sign a major record contract during the alternative rock heyday of the 1990s. In an era that preceded K-Pop―and even the rise of the internet―Faye’s personal journey did not lead to superstardom. Instead, his three-decade career has flourished well beyond his "fifteen minutes" in the spotlight. As a "middle class musician" defining his own success, finding connection, and mentoring aspiring musicians as a producer and recently retired songwriting professor at Drexel University, Faye is embodiment of the representation he never had.
The stories pulled from Faye’s three-decade journey weave a tapestry of revealing moments as told from his unique perspective on the cusps of identity, race, and fame.
Date & Time
Fri, Oct 13, 2023 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM