The Asia Project
Juniata Presents and Beyond Tolerance present The Asia Project
Co-sponsored by Office of Student Engagement and Campus Activities
Since 2009, The Asia Project has toured more than 450 colleges with an acoustic music poetry act that has amazed audiences across the country. On the microphone is Asia Samson: writer, poet, and part-time ninja. He has appeared on HBO Def Poetry Jam, and has shared the stage with such artists as Janelle Monae, Jill Scott, DMX, Mos Def, Dead Prez, and KRS-One. Accompanying him on the guitar is his brother-in- law, Jollan, who uses music to create an atmosphere that brings poetry to emotional levels you would never expect. Together they have been featured on TEDx, Button Poetry, and have worked with companies like Disney and To Write Love On Her Arms. They have broken college-booking records for the most booked poetry act garnering them awards from the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities.