I’ve been out of touch with the internet all week so here’s a little news round-up of the latest:
And a bit late, but here’s a great book on Afro-Asian relations in history. Thought it’d be a nice read in response to Mayweather’s racist comments on Jeremy Lin and media in general trying to create racial tension for more ratings.
They may have already reached their goal, but a little extra money never hurts!
Help support Uploaded: The Asian American Movement with their documentary (set to release Summer 2012) on how the Asian American presence shifted in mainstream media from stereotypical roles to more “normal” ones as everyday people. They also dive into the Youtube world where musicians like AJ Rafael, Clara C, and David Choi crossed the barrier from homemade videos to albums and tours.
You can check out their Kickstarter page here
dedicated to 9/11 victims and families <3
It will be our biggest show to date and will feature even more big-time acts, outdoor activities, food vendors, and other festivities for a jam-packed day of fun and entertainment!
This year, on Saturday, Oct. 1st, 2011, we will be holding our first Outdoor Concert/Music Festival at the Harry Bridges Memorial Park next to the famous Queen Mary ship in Long Beach.
There will be plenty of fun activities to partake in throughout the day in addition to our huge 14-act line-up, including:
- Photo booths
- Artist/vendor merchandise
- Yummy food trucks
- Artist meet and greets
So make sure to bring as many friends as you can because we’re expecting a HUGE turn-out!
General Event Info:
What: ISA Festival Los Angeles 2011
When: Saturday, Oct. 1st, 2011
Where: Harry Bridges Memorial Park
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Event Time: Gates open at 1pm. Showtime 3-9pm.
LINE-UP (in alphabetical order):
AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL
FAR EAST MOVEMENT
WONG FU PRODUCTIONS
BACKSTAGE PASS $200
Includes: Early entrance into venue to watch sound check (food/drinks provided), special backstage meet & greet w/ opportunity to meet and take photos with artists, reserved standing section/tent, ISA t-shirt, concert poster, concert program.
NOTE: No access to meet & greet tent. (Reserved for VIP ticket holders only)
VIP PASS $100
Includes: Access to artist meet & greet tent during the show (first come first serve, not guaranteed), separate VIP entry line, VIP standing section (first come first serve), ISA t-shirt, concert poster, and concert program.
GENERAL ADMISSION $50
Good for one admission to the event
Tickets go on sale Friday, 9/16. Exact time to be announced, but it will be after 3pm to accomodate those who have school. (So don’t skip class!)
We look forward to seeing you all at our biggest event yet in ISA history!
ughhhhhh totally wish i was in LA for this.
AJ Rafael!! :D
drvy answered: bruno mars is arguably the most famous AA in the music industry, but they sell him off as racially ambiguous
theadorkablehanhnatrinh answered: far east movement is asian. C:
aliapenny answered: Phenotypically white Darren Criss?
izzygarcia answered: Other race includes a lot of European descent xp
Thank you all for the input! As a thought though, think about how difficult it was to think of more than two AA celebrities in the music industry. Why do you think this is? Why can’t people with AMAZING voices like Clara C, David Choi, AJ Rafael, etc make it “big”?
A momentous event took place on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at Barnes Park Amphitheater in Monterey Park, CA. The first ever Dreamchasers Block Party proved to be a spectacular charity benefit featuring several talented Asian American performers supporting the arts. Proceeds benefited Monterey Park’s very own Mark Keppel High School Aztec Singers.
PLAN C Group along with the City of Monterey Park contributed greatly to the success of this fantastic charity concert which attracted close to 500 attendees. “It feels really good to be able to give back to the local community through Dreamchasers.” said Tom Ngo, Branding & Marketing Manager at PLAN C Group and MC of the night. The mastermind behind the Dreamchasers concept, Tom’s passion for the arts and the local community shined throughout the entire event.
Inspirational artists included gifted Chinese-American violinist, Jason Yang; breakout singer from American Idol Season 9, Andrew Garcia; Korean-American hip hop sensation, J.Reyez; accomplished Filipino-American singer and songwriter, AJ Rafael; hilarious Chinese-American comedic duo direct from Monterey Park, Just Kidding Films; Korean-American singing sensation, Jennifer Chung; innovative Chinese-American rapper and songwriter, Toestah and uber-talented Filipino-American singer and songwriter, Joseph Vincent delivered exceptional performances that kept the crowd wanting more all night.
AJ Rafael serenaded the fans with his set of original songs and even performed the single “She was Mine” off of his new album “Red Roses” with Joseph Vincent, which got the crowd even more energized. Joseph Vincent sang for the first time with a live band and finished the string of dynamic performances with an ambitious medley of his favorite cover songs, from “Bye Bye Bye” by N’Sync to Cee-Lo’s “Forget You,” ending with his popular original single “If You Stay.”
As the event ended, the VIP ticket holders stayed behind for a private meet and greet with the night’s performers. Die-hard fans requested autographs on their phones, shirts, arms and other paraphernalia. It was a definitely a sight to be seen. After the crowds finally dispersed, the artists gathered for a final group photograph to commemorate an amazing night. Here’s to hoping for a Dreamchasers Part Deux.
Hey OAer’s! We’re live at #VoteCPAF bit.ly/ustreamjam
his live stream will be to encourage all viewers to help CPAF compete in the Toyota 100 Cars Program to win a car for a women’s shelter. People confirmed to be in the live stream including:
- AJ Rafael
- Andrew Fung
- Andrew Garcia
- Grace Hsu aka. “Peachies”
- Jason Yang
- Just Kidding Films
- Kevin Lien
- Megan Lee
- Paul Dateh
- Phil Chao
- VInce Bantasan
- and more!
Go to http://apps.facebook.com/carsforgood/ between 3:00am - 9:00pm PST and help CPAF vote!