Thursday, February 18, 2021

"Coffee with Andrés" featuring Mai Khoi, February 26 and 28 with City of Asylum.

The City of Asylum's new "Coffee with Andrés" program will feature Vietnamese musician and activist Mai Khoi on February 26 and 28.
Take a coffee break with City of Asylum’s new Executive Director, Andrés Franco, in a new series of online chats called Coffee with Andrés.

Coffee is a central part of Andrés’ Colombian heritage and is one of his great passions. Coffee has stimulated conversation and ideas for hundreds of years, and coffeehouses have always been havens for free expression. Now Andrés, is creating his own, online coffee salon for the City of Asylum community.

Coffee with Andrés sessions feature conversations with writers and musicians, activists and artists, discussing their work and sharing a cup with Andrés—and with you.

The first guest is Vietnamese singer and activist Mai Khoi, the most recent exiled artist-in-residence on Sampsonia Way and an Artist Protection Fund (APF) Fellow in residence at the University of Pittsburgh. Khoi will share her story, her music, and teach Andrés how to make a traditional Vietnamese coffee.
The conversation starts at 12:00 on the 26th and plays again at 3:00 pm on the 28th. It's free but registration is required.