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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

Bad Ass Asians

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

Bad Ass Asians

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

Bad Ass Asians

U Gospel: Rapper Hee Sun Lee Breaks Stereotypes

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

HeeSun LeeKorean rapper Hee Sun Lee’s new radio single and music video “I Break Stereotypes” sums it up perfectly: she’s a Korean female rapper with blonde hair, Christian values and razor sharp beats.

Lee asserts on her new single, “I am not my gender, my color or my class.”

U Gospel recently reported her single release … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 14, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on News Track India: Indian American Behind Bose Audio Systems Dies

News Track India: Indian American Behind Bose Audio Systems Dies

posted by Randall

BoseThe founder and chairman of Bose Audio Systems has died, reports News Track India

Amar G Bose (image on left from Bose)  was 83-years old.

The Indian American engineer invented the speaker that made Bose a worldwide brand in music and home entertainment.

Bose was born in 1929 in Philadelphia.

You can read more about … Read more

Blogs

Apr 8, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Northwest Asian Weekly: Asian American Musician Embarks on Musical Journey to Seattle

Northwest Asian Weekly: Asian American Musician Embarks on Musical Journey to Seattle

posted by Gracie Zheng

string instrumentA Colorful Musical Journey, An Asian American Dream Musical Concert presented by musician Austin Huang, is expected to greet the audience at Benaroya Hall on April 21 in Seattle, according to Northwest Asian Weekly. The concert blends Chinese music with Western orchestral music.

Huang, who became an American citizen in the 1990s, has been … Read more

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Dec 19, 2012 Ξ Comments Off on ABS CBN:Could the Movies be next for Grammy Winner @apl_de, Apl.de.ap?

ABS CBN:Could the Movies be next for Grammy Winner @apl_de, Apl.de.ap?

posted by Randall

Music SpeakersWith the Black Eye Peas taking a break from the music industry, Apl-de.Ap is looking for his next big challenge. He told ABS CBN he wouldn’t mind a cameo in a Filipino movie or a role in a comedy.

Before he goes before the cameras, he’s out promoting his latest music project. More in ABS Read more

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