Via NBC NEWS
Wow! Fellow #Traktivists, this is a very proud & blessed moment for all of us! Huge thank you to NBC News Asian America & Jennifer Chowdhury for writing this amazing piece on TRAKTIVIST!! We are excited of the exposure this will bring to all the Asian American artists and their awesome music!
"The term "heavy metal music" often brings to mind images of long-haired rockers. Who people probably don't envision: Filipino-American guitarist and songwriter Kirk Lee Hammett.
That lack of pop culture knowledge when it comes to Asian-American musicians is what prompted Richie Menchavez, a Filipino-American DJ in California, to launch Traktivist, an online hub that archives music created by Asian-American artists."