The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has quickly become the newest social media trend of the summer, and now Asian American celebrities have joined in on the chilly fun.
On Thursday, June 26, Kollaboration Los Angeles will be celebrating its 15th anniversary at the historic Troubadour in Hollywood. Over the past 14 years, Kollaboration has served as a platform for countless aspiring entertainers in the Asian-American community to showcase their talent to the world. This year will certainly be no different.
Demonstrating the diverse talents in the Asian-American community, this year’s group of finalists are muscians from a variety of genres.
R&B group The Primaries will captivate the audience with their unconventional soul, while singer-songwriter and American Idol semi-finalist Julianne Manalo will bring with her the experience of opening for Grammy Award-winner Macklemore. Fresh off their win in UCI’s Soulstice Talent Competition and the LA Regional Harmony Sweepstakes, #FOURTY4B will be serving up a sweet dish of a capella realness. Meanwhile, Julynn Kim will show the crowd why she was scouted by Universal, Warner Brothers, AND Sony Records; and pianist and humanitarian Phanith Sovann will showcase her musical talents and her inner strength, which she developed while living in a Thai refugee camp during the Cambodian genocide.
This year’s event will also feature guest performers Anderson .Paak, whose unique and avant-garde PBR&B sound has taken the music world by storm; and of course The Rhee Brothers, whose soothing blend of indie-rock and acoustic music will remind the audience of their deserving win at last year’s event .
Following the performances, the night will continue with the show’s official after-party where performers, celebrity guests, and attendees will mingle and party to the beats of DJ Kero One.
Tickets to Kollaboration LA are currently on sale at bit.ly/KollaborationLosAngeles2014 for the early-bird price of $10. Pre-sale price will increase to $15 soon and double to $20 at the door. Ticket includes entry to both the event itself and the after-party.
From Far East Movement to Run River North to David Choi—Kollaboration is proud and honored to have been a part of so many artists’ journey to success and stardom. Your support will help us continue with our mission of “empowerment through entertainment.” We hope to see you there!
To commemorate this year’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) has partnered with Verizon to launch the #IAm Campaign, which showcases inspirational stories of various influential Asian American actors, musicians, and role models in entertainment and media. Continue reading “CAPE Launches #IAm Campaign For APA Heritage Month”