AK Black (writer, rapper) was born in Sunnydale and raised in Bayview Hunter’s Point, San Francisco. He began rapping in 1987, as a way of expressing social and political concerns that plague Black communities and other communities of color. AK Black broke into the Bay Area hip hop scene in 1991, and has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, appearing with such artists as Genny Lim, Pearl Ubungen Dancers and Musicians, Midnight Voices, Piri Thomas, Quincy Troupe, and Francis Wong.
Japan Week: June 23-30, 2019. A summer cultural festival featuring performances, workshops & demonstrations in San Francisco Japantown. Presented by GenRyu Arts in association with East and West Japan Center Mall. All events are FREE.