The national finals of Kollaboration Star 2014 will take place this Saturday night in Los Angeles. The top regional winners from the Asian American Idol-like competition will compete for national honors.
In addition to the finalists, also performing that night will be singer-songwriter Alfa along with headliner Run River North, dance crew Kaba Modern, alternative hip-hop artist Dan AKA Dan, and comedian Nancy Lee.
Alfa hails from the Philippines, but grew up in New Jersey. She took the time to answer a few questions from AsAmNews.
Most of my story can be found in the “About” section on my website , so feel free to check that out ! I started playing music at 5, as a classical pianist, eventually switching to violin, before I taught myself guitar and began writing songs at 13. I’ve released many albums on my own since then, and feel very lucky to have been able to tour the US and the Philippines, put out music that I love and believe in, and pursue my passion. Fun fact: I won Kollaboration Acoustic in 2009 at the Ford Amphitheater. Back then I was still living in the East Coast, where I grew up, but flew out here to compete. I’ve also guested at Kollaboration in NYC and Tulsa.
(Editor Note: Kollaboration Star 2014 takes place at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets are available here.))