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Say Brother; Celebrate the Year of the Horse; Demonstration of martial arts swordplay

Part of Say Brother.

03/24/1978

In this clip Master Bow Sim Mark, Director of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute of Boston, Massachusetts, demonstrates Wushu martial arts with a double-edged straight sword in the Say Brother studio. Overall the program celebrates the Chinese New Year with interviews with Chinese artists and in-studio performances by the Boston Chinese Dance Company and the Chinese Wushu Research Institute. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with guests Tsai Chin (an internationally known actress) and John Tsang (of the Boston Chinese Dance Company) to discuss the differences between Chinese and Chinese American cultures, whether their work as artists are Chinese or Chinese American in spirit, Chinese attitudes towards the arts, and whether or not their work is perceived by Americans as authentic. Program includes three performances by the Boston Chinese Dance Company to traditional Chinese music (including a fan dance) and demonstrations of Wushu (led by Master Bow Sim Mark, founder of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute), Shaolin boxing, and use of the double-edged sword with tassel (performed by Mark alone). Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray Directed by David Atwood.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Celebrate the Year of the Horse
Program Number

822

Title

Demonstration of martial arts swordplay

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program celebrates the Chinese New Year with interviews with Chinese artists and in-studio performances by the Boston Chinese Dance Company and the Chinese Wushu Research Institute. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with guests Tsai Chin (an internationally known actress) and John Tsang (of the Boston Chinese Dance Company) to discuss the differences between Chinese and Chinese American cultures, whether their work as artists are Chinese or Chinese American in spirit, Chinese attitudes towards the arts, and whether or not their work is perceived by Americans as authentic. Program includes three performances by the Boston Chinese Dance Company to traditional Chinese music (including a fan dance) and demonstrations of Wushu (led by Master Bow Sim Mark, founder of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute), Shaolin boxing, and use of the double-edged sword with tassel (performed by Mark alone).

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Chin, Tsai
Boston Chinese Dance Company
Tsang, John
Chinese Americans
Mark, Bow Sim
Chinese Wushu Research Institute
Martial arts
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Atwood, David (Director)
Yang, Eileen (Associate Producer)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Lou Cronin, Mary (Audio)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
LeCain, Larry (Camera)
Clark, Marvin (Intern)
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Waters, Mitch (Camera)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Chin, Tsai (Host)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
MacKnight, John (Lighting Assistant)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
LaBillois, Ann (Intern)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting Director)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Assistant)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
McKenna, Jim (Assistant Cameraman)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Chigas, Basil (Assistant Cameraman)
Hill, Rebecca (Intern)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Celebrate the Year of the Horse; Demonstration of martial arts swordplay,” 03/24/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_04379864421748C9AF5832BBD9B800DF.
MLA: “Say Brother; Celebrate the Year of the Horse; Demonstration of martial arts swordplay.” 03/24/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_04379864421748C9AF5832BBD9B800DF>.
APA: Say Brother; Celebrate the Year of the Horse; Demonstration of martial arts swordplay. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_04379864421748C9AF5832BBD9B800DF
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