Trace Repeat’s Indiegogo Soul Revival

After a month-long online campaign, Kollaboration finalists Trace Repeat recently finished crowdsourcing their debut EP with over $8,000. Along with meeting their initial $5,000 goal, the band will now perform at South By Southwest and produce a behind-the-scenes video of the recording process. The six-piece Oakland, California band began two years ago by Zach Hing and Wesley […]

Haikus On Hotties Returns for Another Year of Asian American Hotness

The year is ending. How will you mark the future? Why not with hot men? It’s almost the end of 2016, which means people can finally turn the calendar and bring in a new year. And there’s no better way to start 2017 than with over a dozen handsome Asian men with poetry written on them. After the success […]

Meet the STAR Finalists: Trace Repeat

Kollaboration San Fransico’s Trace Repeat, Wesley Woo and Zach Hing Wesley— Zach and I started this band two years ago. It started out as a side project, all of us were working on solo stuff and it sort of evolved into a much larger thing over time. It developed from a side thing to a […]

Kollaboration to host “Asian Americans Break the Silence and Stereotypes” panel at SXSW 2017

Panel focuses on Asian American representation in the media and the people working to increase visibility The Austin, Texas festival South By Southwest (SXSW) is a nine day event featuring artists, business professionals, musicians, film and TV leaders, and more who come together to attend in panels, screenings, and concerts. SXSW is the largest multi-media […]

Meet the STAR Finalists: Kaptivated

Kollaboration Atlanta’s Kaptivated, rapper My government name is Edward Sun. I’m Chinese American, I was born and raised in Atlanta, I’m 22 years old. The meaning behind the phrase “Kaptivated” is that a lot of who I am today has to do with my faith. Captivated by love that God has shown me, and because […]

Meet the STAR Finalists: Timothy John

Kollaboration Los Angeles’ Timothy John Gonzales, singer-songwriter I’m 22 and I just graduated from University of California Irvine, half of my college career was mechanical engineering but I ended up with business economics. I decided to do this whole music thing legitimately, and all my passion goes toward that and mechanical engineering was sucking my […]

Meet the STAR Finalists: Jason Vinluan

Kollaboration Chicago’s Jason Vinluan, violinist I’m Filipino, I grew up in Milwaukee, went to school in Madison, Wisconsin. I moved to Chicago for music in 2000, so I’m pretty familiar with the music scene and I wanted to get more into the Asian American scene. How’d you hear about Kollaboration? I found Kollaboration through one of […]

Meet the STAR Finalists: Samica Jhangiani

Kollaboration Boston’s Samica Jhangiani, singer-songwriter I’m from San Francisco, California, born and raised here. Then I decided that since I was born and raised in California, I wanted to explore what else is out there. That’s why I applied to Boston University and at BU I was just a confused child, I literally studied everything. […]

Meet the STAR Finalists: Brian Bui

Kollaboration D.C.’s Brian Bui, singer-songwriter I’m a singer-songwriter, 21 years-old, half-Vietnamese and half-Chinese, I go to George Mason University in D.C. I’m studying marketing and hopefully I can work in the music industry somehow through marketing. If I’m not an artist, then I would want to be behind the scenes.   How’d you hear about […]