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. We invite you to explore the diverse ways through which Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders use music for affirmation and consolation, as a call to action and to find their joy.
Read and listen to all the incredible contributions here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-asian-pacific-american-center-calls-upon-its-community-share-power-music-180977716/
Huge thanks to our team Sojin Kim, Deborah Wong, Theo Gonzalves, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, & Lisa Sasaki. Thanks to all the participating contributors for your thoughtful songs and responses. Thanks to Gold House & Blue Marble.
Special thank you to Prohgress for making all this possible 🙏🏽