Joe Kye to Headline Benefit for ICHRP-US

Here at While Rome Burns we have a knack for bringing you top-notch artists from all points along the musical spectrum. We continue this tradition with another ground-breaking artist at our May benefit for the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-US).

Born in Korea and raised in Seattle, violinist- looper and vocalist Joe Kye has drawn rave reviews since launching his music career in 2013, “discharging world[s] of emotion” and delivering “divine messages” with his lush string loops and eclectic style (Guitar World). Drawing upon his migrant upbringing, Kye blends indie-rock, jazz, classical, pop, and world folk to create a unique sound that “leaves everyone in awe” (Sac News and Review). With his innovative use of digital effects and looping, Kye weaves together diverse textures, catchy melodies, and rich, sweet vocals to create songs that groove, uplift, and empower listeners: “A single violinist…one mesmerizing symphony” (Sacramento Bee). While Rome Burns is exceedingly pleased to add Joe Kye to it’s growing list of amazing performers, helping us to leverage the power of music for change. Opening the event will be Portland’s Kasama Band, made up of kultural workers from Anakbayan Portland, Gabriela Portland, and PCHRP.

Sunday may 27,  5 – 7 PM
Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge
3552 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon 97227 (map)
$10 (100% goes to ICHRP-US)
All Ages!


The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines is a global network of organizations outside the Philippines concerned about the human rights situation in the Philippines. ICHRP-US is committed to campaigning for a just and lasting peace in the Philippines.

Check out “Daughter” by Joe Kye

From his new album Migrants.

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