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Asian American Musicians Struggle to Break into Mainstream

posted by Randall

Low Leaf

Filipino American Low Leaf is one of 9 Musicians named to a list of artists you need to hear

Quick, name your top five Asian American musicians.
 
Sadly,with the exception of a few audiophiles, many of us would have a tough time with that question.
 
Bustle talked with a number of Asian American … Read more

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Asian Americans Overcome a Bad Rap

posted by Mandy Day
Awkwafina

Awkwafina

By Mandy Day
AsAmNews Correspondent

 

Asian Americans have long battled under-representation in media and entertainment. Inspired by the invisibility of Asian American hip-hop artists in mainstream American music, Bad Rap, is directed by Salima Koroma. It’s  a documentary film about the struggle for Korean Americans to shed their “Asian rapper” label and … Read more

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Aug 13, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Take Five: Miss Saigon, Vanessa Hudgens, Hailee Steinfeld, Mindy Kaling and Awkafina

Take Five: Miss Saigon, Vanessa Hudgens, Hailee Steinfeld, Mindy Kaling and Awkafina

posted by Randall

 

Eva Noblezada

Eva Noblezada stars in the new Miss Saigon production.

 

 

By Ed Diokno

 

Miss Saigon returns to Broadway to introduce two new talents

 

Jon-Jon Briones

Jon-Jon Briones

Miss Saigon, the smash 1989 musical that introduced Lea Salonga to the world is returning to Broadway. A new star may be in the making … Read more

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Jun 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American rappers needed to counter racist lyrics

Asian American rappers needed to counter racist lyrics

posted by Randall

Bad RapBuzzFeed recently published 22 lyrics from such well known rap artists as Kanye West, P.Diddy and Lil Wayne that are demeaning to Asian American women and Asians in general.

That points to a need for more diversity in rap as a way to reach out to the young and other rap fans through popular culture.… Read more

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Mar 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Policy Mic: 11 bad ass Asian American musicians overcome stereotypes

Policy Mic: 11 bad ass Asian American musicians overcome stereotypes

posted by Randall

Jhameel An article by Lisa Bernier in Policy Mic features 11 Asian American musicians who are facing stereotypes head on in their music everyday.

“When I was growing up, I grew up in all white towns, and I was made fun of a lot for being Asian,” said Jhameel who has built a nice fan base … Read more

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Feb 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Policy Mic: 11 bad ass Asian American Musicians

Policy Mic: 11 bad ass Asian American Musicians

posted by Randall

AwkwafinaWhen people think of music, they might be hard pressed to name an Asian or Asian American musician.

It’s not that they’re not out there, but unfortunately few with the exception of Psy have gained prominence in the mainstream or popular media.

Lisa Bernier in her piece for Policy Mic singled out 11 Asian musicians … Read more

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Dec 18, 2012 Ξ Comments Off on Awkwafina–Asian American Female Rapper

Awkwafina–Asian American Female Rapper

posted by Randall

Music graphicI discovered Awkwafina from a tweet from @neaato. Not many female rappers around, certainly Asian Americans.  Awkwafina’s lyrics will for sure grab your attention. Some will call the lyrics vulgar. But her whimsical style may make the lyrics acceptable, even humorous to others. You decide. Watch this video from You Tube.

 

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