SCIENTIFIC because we seek answers and solutions. We strive towards proving the unprovable and disproving the proven.
SOUL because we believe in each self moving beyond its limits, reaching out to people, natural creatures and to the cosmos, imagining and doing the impossible!
Our Soul Sessions are more than just events; they are the integration of arts & politics. They are dynamic, inspiring & soul-changing experiences.
Warrior Fred Ho, Presenté
Fred Ho, matriarchalist warrior, revolutionary baritone saxophonist, composer, band leader, theorist, author, producer, teacher, and revered combat martial artist, made his journey to the spirit world in the morning of Saturday, April 12, 2014. He passed away peacefully in his Brooklyn home, surrounded by womyn warriors and an abundance of love. He is survived by his mother Frances Lu Houn, and sisters Flourence Houn and Flora Houn Hoffman.
Fred Ho was a creative visionary who innovated works of art – music, martial arts operas, manga-inspired comic books, revolutionary manifestos, handmade clothing and accessories – that merged revolutionary politics with a pioneering Afro –Asian arts and culture aesthetic. Ho created music and embodied the kind of revolutionary politics that one else could do or create. He was a theorist and strategist developing forward-thinking principles for building a new society based on values of matriarchy, ecosocialism, indigeneity, and marooning.
As a founding member of Scientific Soul Sessions, Fred Ho is an inspiration to musicians, composers, and revolutionaries everywhere, with friends and comrades all over the world.
There will be no funeral; Fred will be cremated and his ashes will be spread over the sea of Kauai, where he will swim forever with the coral reefs.
A celebration concert with the Eco-Music Big Band will be held on April 23, 2014 with concerts at 7:30 and 9:30 at Ginny's Supper Club at Red Rooster in Harlem. Please return to this page for updates on upcoming tributes & a grand memorial event in Summer 2014 at BAM Cafe in Brooklyn.
At The Bed Stuy Supper Club on 613 Jefferson Avenue in Brooklyn at 5:00 PM.
Celebrate Warrior Fred Ho's life & legacy as an matriarchal ecosocialist, who believed in indigeneity & self-determination.