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Vidya Vox is the Latest Asian American Artist to Make Big Waves

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Music
Photo by KApture_life

 

Indian American musician Vidya Vox has officially released her latest album called Kuthu Fire. She integrates her South Asian heritage with her experience as an American to create unique beats.  She explains to Billboard that she created this niche for herself because she needed “to find a harmony between the two” … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

American Teen Moves from China to Launch U.S. Music Career

posted by Olivia Wolf
JP Vance

JP Vance

By Olivia Wolf
AsAmNews Intern

16-year-old JP Vance marked his transition from Chinese to American pop music this summer with his new single This Is America.

The song was released around July 4th and addresses both the joys of living in the United States as well as the difficulties of being … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Chasing Lovely – Two Hapa Girls Sing about Things We Don’t Talk About

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Chasing Lovely
 
By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

 

Chasing Lovely consists of two powerful young, hapa women from the south who have hit the social media and pop culture scene.  They’re bloggers, musicians, and siblings who have released a new album, Things We Don’t Talk About.

 

 
Their song Kiss Me is posted above, and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on The New Face of Jazz-Grace Kelly

The New Face of Jazz-Grace Kelly

posted by Randall
Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

By Logan Wilber
Asian American Life Intern

With 10 albums released at the age of 25, jazz saxophonist Grace Kelly doesn’t have to toot her own horn, or in her case, her own woodwind; but she keeps doing it.

Television appearances and touring performances aren’t enough for Kelly, she is currently working on … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

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

Bad Ass Asians

May 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on APARTY, a Musical Celebration for Asian Pacific Heritage Month

APARTY, a Musical Celebration for Asian Pacific Heritage Month

posted by Takuma Okada
Alex Sun-Liu,AKA Lex

Alex Sun-Liu,AKA Lex

By Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

 

What Is APARTY?

APARTY
[uh-PAHRT-ee]

adjective
1. With the characteristics of being a part of something.
2. With the characteristics of being separate, or set apart, from something.

noun
1. A social gathering of guests. Synonyms: party.
2. A music showcase curated by LEX for Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 2, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on DJ Richie Menchavez Bringing Asian American Music Talent to the Mainstream

DJ Richie Menchavez Bringing Asian American Music Talent to the Mainstream

posted by Susan Chang

 

Richie Menchevez of Traktivist

Richie Menchevez of Traktivist

 

By Susan Chang
AsAmNews Intern

The future of Asian American representation in the music industry has hope in the hands of DJ Richie Menchavez. I was lucky enough to speak with Mr. Menchavez this week, to learn more about his background in the music industry and his music platform and … Read more

Blogs

Jan 13, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on The Passing of an Artist; David Bowie Broke Down Barriers and Prejudices

The Passing of an Artist; David Bowie Broke Down Barriers and Prejudices

posted by Randall

David Bowie

David Bowie, 1947-2016


 
By Ed Diokno
 

David Bowie died Sunday (Jan. 10) after an 18-month battle with cancer. Tributes and memorials came pouring in from around the world about his influence and impact on music.

 

I have to admit, at first, I was not a big follower of David Bowie. The shaved … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Subway Performer Battles Noise & Distracted Commuters

posted by Randall

Sanju Rushkan

By Brandon Loo

Subway musicians: they’re everywhere in the subway system. There are mariachi singers on the 7 train, a Romanian accordion player on the 6 train, guitar duos at Grand Central, and a Peruvian flutist at Times Square. They represent the diversity of New York that is unmatched in any other city transit system … Read more

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Apr 18, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Atlantic: Korean American Spreads Traditional Korean Music

Atlantic: Korean American Spreads Traditional Korean Music

posted by Jason Fong

Vong PakKorean American musician Vong Pak, based in New York, is a street performer dedicated to promoting traditional Korean folk music. Pak uses the Korean drum, along with dramatic performance techniques and dance, in his routines.  

According to the Atlantic, the reason why Pak performs is simple.  

“These days I’m not busking for money,” … Read more

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