The Asia Project

April 5, 2013    

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Asia Project, a spoken word act comprised of poet Asia Samson and his brother-in-law and guitarist Jollan Aurelio, will be performing on Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington). The performance is free and open to the public.

Asia, a cancer survivor, aspiring novelist, oil painter and ninja, began writing poetry when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer about seven years ago. Since then, Asia has been in remission and performing poetry that serves as a testimony of his life. He has been featured on HBO Def Poetry and BET J Lyric Café, achieved the APCA Performer of the Year award and uses his poetry as an activist tool in fighting poverty in the Philippines.

For further information on Asia, visit his website at, or for further information on the event, contact the Office of Student Activities at (309) 556-3850.

Contact: Natalya Grabavoy, ‘13 (309) 556-3181,