For the second year in a row, Kollaboration hosted a series of successful events supporting Asian American arts and media at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX. Kollaboration’s 2018 SXSW program started with a mixer and panel that explored Asian American excellence from industry and creative leaders and finished with our 2nd official SXSW Music Showcase celebrating the amazing talent and voices of Asian American musicians!

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Jeff Ho (Pandora), Susan Jin Davis (Comcast), Gingger Shankar (Producer/Composer), Leonardo Nam (Actor, & Minji Chang (Kollaboration) – Photo by HBO

Kollaboration partnered with Pandora, HBO, & the APA Filmmakers Experience to host #AsAmCreatorRollCall in Austin on March 13 – a panel and networking event connecting API creatives during SXSW 2018. Our afternoon included an incredible panel featuring:

Jeff Ho (Design Director, Pandora)
Susan Jin Davis (Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast)
Gingger Shankar (Composer, Producer)
Leonardo Nam (Actor, HBO’s Westworld)

Moderated by Kollaboration Executive Director Minji Chang.

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2018 HBO APA Visionaries Finalist Huay-Bing Law & Leonardo Nam – Photo by HBO

We also had a sneak peek of the 2018 HBO APA Visionaries finalist Huay-Bing Law followed by an in-depth conversation between him and Leonardo Nam on storytelling and Asian representation. Thank you to our friends at Chi’lantro for the delicious bites!

Thank you to our sponsors Pandora and HBO!

Finally, on March 15, Kollaboration was proud to put on display some amazing Asian American talent at the 2nd ever official SXSW Asian American Spotlight Music Showcase. The lineup, the energy, and the crowd was FIRE all night long with performances by:
Lions Ambition

Lion's Ambition @ Kollaboration Presents: Asian American Spotlight - Photo by Pixeletry Photography
Lion’s Ambition @ Kollaboration Presents: Asian American Spotlight – Photo by Pixeletry Photography


Tim Atlas

Tim Atlas @ Kollaboration Presents: Asian American Spotlight - Photo by Pixeletry Photography
Tim Atlas @ Kollaboration Presents: Asian American Spotlight – Photo by Pixeletry Photography


CLARA

CLARA @ Kollaboration Presents: Asian American Spotlight - Photo by Pixeletry Photography
CLARA @ Kollaboration Presents: Asian American Spotlight – Photo by Pixeletry Photography


Uzuhan

Uzuhan @ Kollaboration Presents: Asian American Spotlight - Photo by Pixeletry Photography
Uzuhan @ Kollaboration Presents: Asian American Spotlight – Photo by Pixeletry Photography


G Yamazawa

G Yamazawa @ Kollaboration Presents: Asian American Spotlight - Photo by Pixeletry Photography
G Yamazawa @ Kollaboration Presents: Asian American Spotlight – Photo by Pixeletry Photography


Ruby Ibarra

Ruby Ibarra @ Kollaboration Presents: Asian American Spotlight - Photo by Pixeletry Photography
Ruby Ibarra @ Kollaboration Presents: Asian American Spotlight – Photo by Pixeletry Photography

 

Shoutout to Tap Room for hosting us and our production partners Mandoo Entertainment! Thank you to everyone who came out to vibe and support our amazing API artists! FOLLOW THEM ALL!

Thank you to all our sponsors and partners!

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