Our community partners at CAAM have started a campaign asking for support of Memories To Light: Asian American Home Movies, an essential program that collects, preserves, and shares the home movies and experiences of Asian American communities from across the United States from the 1920s through the 1980s. Their aim is offer a more authentic and complex portrayal of the Asian American experience through the home movies shot by everyday people and families.
Start off July with a fresh batch of tracks made by Asian Americans. From Dumbfoundead’s Snapchat story turned music video, to Fort Minor’s 360-degree video, to Mike Relm’s visual mash-up of The Goonies, this set of releases does not fall short of creativity. Plus, check out the Mix of the Month from legendary turntablist DJ QBert!
On Saturday, June 27, our community partners Kollaboration Los Angeles will be hosting their 2015 showcase at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in DTLA. This event will also be hosted by Sean Miura, community organizer and producer of the long running Tuesday Night Cafe.
Six talented finalists from all across Southern California were chosen through an intense and competitive round of auditions to compete for the chance to move on to the Kollaboration Star finale later this fall and perform for the national title and $10,000 grand prize!
Summer has finally arrived! To celebrate the return of our favorite season, we’ve sifted through our TRAKTIVIST archives and created a playlist, in partnership with the Center For Asian American Media, of songs made by Asian Americans such as Far East Movement, Travie McCoy, Yultron, Emi Meyer, Julie Plug, Magnetic North, and more! Here are 10 songs that will have you grooving all summer long while relishing the warmth of the sun.