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The ASIA Project to Come to Frostburg State University

The ASIA Project to Come to Frostburg State University
Asia and his brother-in-law and guitarist, Jollan Aurelio, in the background
The inspiring ASIA Project will come to Frostburg State University on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m. in the Lane University Center Atkinson Room. Asia is a “spoken word poetry artist” whose words pull his audience in. His show is an honest and genuine testimony of his life, all the while being comical and inspiring at the same time. The event is free and open to the public.

As an aspiring novelist/astronaut/oil painter/brain surgeon/ninja, Asia never thought that his calling would be spoken-word poetry. But when Asia got cancer in 2006 at a young age, his battle with the disease reassured him that this is what he was meant to do. After recovering from surgery, Asia made a vow to God that if he became well again, he would never take life for granted. He told himself, “Get busy living, or get busy dying.”

Now in his post-cancer years, Asia has been featured on Russell Simmons’ HBO “Def Poetry” and Black Family Channel’s “Spoken,” was named 2006 Performer of the Year by the Association of the Promotion of Campus Activities, took first place at the 2008 Southern Fried Poetry Slam Championships and much more. Asia also uses his poetry as an activist tool to help fight poverty in the Philippines.

Bringing his poetry to a whole new level, Asia recently brought in his brother-in-law, Jollan Aurelio, on stage as a guitarist to add drama and life to his poetry shows.

For more information, contact the Lane University Center Information Desk at 301-687-4411. For more information about Asia and the ASIA Project, visit his website at

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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Frostburg State University
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