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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
By Olivia Wolf
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
Their song Kiss Me is posted above, and … Read more
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
By Takuma Okada
What Is APARTY?
1. With the characteristics of being a part of something.
2. With the characteristics of being separate, or set apart, from something.
1. A social gathering of guests. Synonyms: party.
2. A music showcase curated by LEX for … Read more
By Susan Chang
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
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
Korean 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