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WE RISE: Spotify x Hate Is A Virus x TRAKTIVIST

13th June 2021
 

In partnership with @Spotify & @HateIsAVirus, we present #WeRise - Songs by Asian Americans calling for self-empowerment, self-determination, solidarity, and fighting erasure. Listen now - Link in bio.

In unprecedented times, our community artists have come thru with an unprecedented response! More than 70% of these songs were created since the pandemic started last year. It is important to recognize the way that artists have used their voice to address the issues that face our communities.

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Beckoning: A Playlist of AAPI Joy, Sorrow, Rage, and Resistance

20th May 2021
 


Beckoning: A Playlist of AAPI Joy, Sorrow, Rage, and Resistance
Produced by Smithsonian APAC, CFCH, Dr. Deborah Wong, and TRAKTIVIST. 

Music carries a special power—to physically and emotionally move us. It connects us to other people and places. As an antidote for these times, we invited community members to share their favorite songs. Through these tracks, we call up the ancestors, stay present and look to the future.

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First Asian Americans to Win Grammy Awards

11th March 2021
 

GRAMMY FIRSTS is a music history series by TRAKTIVIST celebrating the first Asian Americans to win Grammy Awards.

Larry Ramos became the first Asian / Filipino American to win a Grammy Award in 1962.

Hilario D. "Larry" Ramos Jr., of Filipino descent, was born and raised in Hawaii. In 1962, Larry Ramos joined The New Christy Minstrels, an American large-ensemble folk music group.

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63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2020)

10th March 2021
 

Congrats to this year's Asian American nominees for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards! Listen to the playlist of these songs at end of this article.

*UPDATE 3/15/2021 10:12am:
Winners are highlighted in BOLD & *

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Chilombo
Jhené Aiko (Japanese American)

Producers, Engineers/Mixers, Songwriters;
Fisticuffs - Brian Warfield (Filipino American)
Julian-Quán Việt Lê (Chinese Vietnamese American)

Hollywood's Bleeding
Post Malone
Songwriter;

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