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Kuya Geo

Meet Kuya Geo: A Filipino American’s Twist on Seattle Culture

The legacy of Bruce Lee and how he changed the stereotype of the Asian male in America.

May 9, 2018

Introducing Kuya Geo, a collaboration between Crosscut and KCTS 9.

So who is Kuya Geo? George Quibuyen, a first-generation Filipino American raised largely in the Puget Sound area, is co-founder of the hip hop duo Blue Scholars and a writer, musician, rhymer and restaurateur. Kuya, meanwhile, is a Filipino term of respect for a “brother” or “cousin,” from whom one is likely to receive wisdom. In this video series, Geo will give a regular take on identity, music, food and urban culture — often from a Filipino American point of view. 

In this first episode, Kuya Geo will focus on the legacy of Bruce Lee and how he changed the stereotype of the Asian male in America.

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Aileen Imperial

Aileen Imperial is a multimedia and documentary producer with a commitment to thoughtful observation and engagement. Her work has aired nationally on the PBS American Masters series, PBS NewsHour, and she is a 3-time Emmy winner for feature videos in the Arts, Culture, and Human Interest. Find her on Twitter: @imperealize

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Stephen Hegg

Stephen is a 25-year veteran of KCTS, producing a wide range of cultural and public affairs series, documentaries and arts programming.  His credits include PIE, Something in the Water  (PBS feature on Seattle’s indie music scene), the gala opening of Benaroya Hall, and documentaries on Asahel and Edward Curtis, Dan Sullivan and Doris Chase.  Seattle-born, Hegg is a graduate of Whitworth University and is also an accomplished violinist and avid cyclist.

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