Kollaboration Update – 4/30/2015

Congratulations to J.Dep, winner of our first 2015 show at Kollaboration Boston which took place on April 17th at the Royale! It was definitely a night to remember with truly incredible performances from all 6 finalists and special guests. We also wrapped up an epic few weeks in LA at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival produced by Visual Communications, one of our community partners, where we reunited and caught up with some of our favorite artist friends and family, and we got to experience some of the best in API films and shorts. It was a great lead up to Asian Pacific American Heritage Month which begins in May!

Kollaboration Los Angeles is a proud recipient of the Dream Award presented by the City of Los Angeles for Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

If you’re in Southern California, please feel free to join the ceremony on Friday, May 8th at the LA City Council Chambers.

Kollaboration Blog – CALLING ALL WRITERS!

If you’re interested in writing about music, film, literature, tech, culture, society & more for the Kollaboration blog, please send an email to:blog@kollaboration.org!

Get involved with Kollaboration!

Kollaboration has open staff positions for our Seattle, Atlanta, LA, and Global teams! If you’re interested in contributing to the movement, meeting new friends, & working with amazing artists, apply here: Seattle | Atlanta | LA | Global

Check out the latest from our official Kollaboration Podcast “KollabCast”

Episode 10 featuring Christine Chen & Linda Dong – Hey New Media, Where the Women At?

Episode 11 featuring Paul PK Kim – PK’s Adventures in Parenting

Episode 12 featuring Kollaboration Boston, Seattle, DC, & LA – Boston Double Header

“Dear No One” cover – #Fourty4B

Check out this acapella arranged cover of Tori Kelly’s “Dear No One” by Kollaboration LA 2014 competitors #Fourty4B. »

“All For You, Together Again, Escapade” cover – Jane Lui

Watch the super fun video of Jane Lui’s Janet Jackson medley cover, featuring friends Scott Okamoto, Daniel Blinkoff, Tamlyn Tomita, Phil Yu, Paul Dateh, Sean Miura, Mikey De Lara, Kari Lee, & Joe Tomasini. »

“Suddenly” – Lions Ambition

Watch the music video for Lions Ambitions 2015 original “Suddenly”. »


Help keep the Kollaboration movement alive & kicking in 2015! Every little bit helps & we are grateful for your support!


Congratulations to Kollaboration Boston IV Winner J.Dep!

On April 17th, 2015, Kollaboration Boston saw a whole new wave of talented artists pour their hearts out on stage. The atmosphere in Royale Nightclub was historic: guests were cheering for each performance and clapping for every high note, every move. During Derek Hsu’s performance, we even had a few guests jump up from their seats out of amazement. Our 4th showcase was a success. Our finalists were EastSide, Esther Chung, Harrison Kim, Juice, JDep, and Elise Go. The amount of talent we saw that night was unbelievable and we’re glad our guests were able to witness the magic on stage. Our guest performers, Unofficial Project, Derek Hsu, and danAKAdan were also important assets to the night.

All our performers made the night memorable. Some artists played original songs and others played original medleys, all the while inspiring the audience to move with their music. The Kollaboration Boston team worked hard for a year and a half to put the show together and it definitely shows. Adlai Grayson was the host this year, and as he did last year, he did an incredible job. After Harrison Kim’s “Chocolate Green” song, Adlai jumped right in and added, “Can I be your chocolate…green?” This is just a small example of how he was so witty and interactive with not just the guests, but the performers as well.

Overall, the show went smoothly and the guests were able to go back during actual club hours (10:30pm-2am) to party with Cedric Gervais as the DJ of the night. We would like to thank Amazon and Mint Nightlife as our official sponsors this year. It was a great kick off to the new Kollaboration season, and we’re excited for what’s in store next year for Kollaboration Boston!

Kollaboration Boston IV | Friday April 17 @ Royale

Kollaboration Boston is excited to begin Kollaboration’s 2015 season with our fourth annual showcase!

Kollaboration Boston IV will be held Friday, April 17 at Royale Nightclub in downtown Boston, which features young AAPI artists from around the Greater Boston Area.

Doors open at 6:30PM!

Elise Go
Esther Chung
Harrison Kim
J. Dep

These six artists are competing for a chance to perform at Kollaboration Star 2015 in Los Angeles later this year and win $10,000!

Derek Hsu
Unofficial Project

Adlai Grayson

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GA + AFTER PARTY (21+, featuring Cedric Gervais): $25
For groups of 10+, please contact us at: bostonkollab@gmail.com

Tickets can be bought at:

Stay up to date with Kollaboration Boston, the show, and our finalists on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Get excited and we’ll see you there!


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Kollaboration Update – 4/1/2015

Kollaboration has had an amazing start this year with some phenomenal open mic nights, festivals, and our first round of auditions for several Kollaboration cities. Creating a global community that stays grassroots is no easy feat, but it really is a testament to the passion and hard work of our network from volunteer staff, artists, and community partners. I’m constantly amazed at the support and the determination to empower through entertainment. As I said, 2015 has been incredible so far but there is much more to come! Please come out and enjoy one of our local Kollaboration events across North America, and check out our new online content featuring strong & diverse API voices!

Kollaboration Global Executive Director Christine Minji Chang


Kollaboration Boston 2015

The 2015 Kollaboration Season is upon us! Kollaboration Boston kicks off 2015 with their upcoming show at the Royale on April 17th!
Tickets & information.

Check out KollabCast

Our very own Kollaboration Podcast! Episodes 1-8 are currently available for streaming and download, RSS feed & you can also find us oniTunes & Stitcher! Send any questions or comments to podcast@kollaboration.org!

Kollaboration 2015 Auditions Now Open!

Are you ready to share your talent with the world? Kollaboration city auditions are now open and we can’t wait to see what you can bring!

Have you been keeping up with the Kollaboration Blog?

Check out www.kollaboration.org for our latest posts! If you’re interested in contributing to our blog, email blog@kollaboration.org to get involved!



Come check out and participate in one of our local Kollaboration events, now held across the country! Here are some upcoming events:

Los Angeles Dance Workshop at the legendary Movement Lifestyles Dance Studio with The KINJAZ – Mike Song, Ben Chung & Anthony LeeSAVE THE DATE 5/9


Kollaboration is proud to support Visual Communications’s Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival! We will be co-presenting two great films this year: Wong Fu Production’s very first feature film “Everything Before Us” and the SXSW-featured “Ktown Cowboys” starring KollaborationLA alum Danny Cho!Kollaboration will also be supporting the Top 8 Short Film Program in conjunction with WeOwnThe8th and The Great Company as an official community partner.More information on the festival and the dates and times of the events can be found at:www.asianfilmfestla.org/

Music Beautiful LP (2015)- Gowe

Gowe follows up his debut “We Are Hypergiants” album with his Sophomore release “Music Beautiful”. Listen and purchase »

“Pinot Noir” – Mike B

Check out Mike B’s new music video for “Pinot Noir,” on ISAtv’s Spring Music Video Week! »

“Til'” – DANakaDAN ft. Paul Dateh

Watch the official music video for “Til'”, from DANakaDAN’s 2014 album “Stuntman”. »

“Thinking Out Loud” cover – Clara C & JROD Twins

Clara C and the JROD Twins make a cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”. »

Help keep the Kollaboration movement alive & kicking in 2015! Every little bit helps & we are grateful for your support!