Megan Lee – The Green Room

One of our favorite artists Megan Lee, star of Nickelodeon’s “Make it Pop” and a Kollaboration alum, joins us for this session of Kollaboration’s Green Room! Check out a special acoustic performance of her new single “Stronger” and watch out for more new songs from Megan soon on her YouTube!

“Love Yourself” (Justin Bieber Cover)

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Terry Matsuoka – The Green Room (San Diego Session)

The Green Room set up a very special session in sunny San Diego with singer-songwriter Terry Matsuoka. A mainstay in the San Diego music scene, and also a past Kollaboration guest performer, Terry plays some original tunes for us that show off his soulful voice and the range of his music. We hope you had as much fun listening as we did shooting!

“A Minute”
“I Will Be There Too”
“How She Feels”

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Anne Marie Ceralvo – The Green Room

Anne Marie Ceralvo, from the beloved pop group One Vo1ce, joins us for a Green Room Session to sing a few of her favorite songs acapella. Word is that One Vo1ce is busy making some new music together so we’re excited to hear more from Anne Marie soon!

“Because of You” – Keith Martin Cover
“No One Else” – Amel Larrieux Cover
“Ordinary People” – John Legend Cover

Travis Atreo – The Green Room

We’re very excited to welcome Kollaoration Seattle Alum Travis Atreo, as he joins us for this edition of Kollaboration’s Green Room. Enjoy an unplugged version of Travis’ new single Excited, as well as a special live performance of one of his most popular covers.

“Style” – Taylor Swift Cover

Hear more from Travis on his YouTube page

Track IX – The Green Room

On this session of the Green Room we bring you Kollaboration Los Angeles Alum Track IX, a seasoned beatboxer who’s been featured in Pitch Perfect 2 as well as one 2-time top 16 beatboxer for the US Beatbox Championships. Let us know what you think about her mad skills in the comments!

Hear more from Track IX on her YouTube channel

AC Lorenzo – The Green Room (SF Session)

This week we bring you another session of the Green Room we recorded in the Bay Area, this time featuring AC Lorenzo, formerly of the seminal Asian American R&B group Kai. AC sings a few covers of his old and new favorites and treats us to an acoustic version of an unreleased Kai song.

Hear more from AC Lorenzo on his YouTube channel

“Only You” – Yaz Cover
“Nothing Really Matters”
“Love yourself” – Justin Bieber Cover

Five Asian/Pacific Islanders Who Have Collaborated With or Been Influenced by Prince

Doves cried (as well as music fans everywhere) when it was announced that music icon Prince suddenly passed away at age 57 on April 21st. The artist behind hits like “Purple Rain” and “Little Red Corvette” was known and respected for transcending genres and pushing boundaries in music.

Having been in the music industry for nearly four decades, one can imagine the number of lives he has touched, as a collaborator and as an influence. This, of course, extends to the members of our API community as well, which is why I want to take this time to highlight five individuals who have either worked with or were influenced by Prince:

Judith Hill

Singer-songwriter Judith Hill is no stranger to working with music legends. Renowned artists such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Elton John were already on her resume when Prince brought her under his wing. She first came on his radar after he saw an interview of her where she said she’d like to work with him. He co-produced her debut album, Back in Time, which was released last fall. In fact, he can be heard gushing over her on the second track, “Turn Up.” Hill can also be heard on Prince’s album, Hit n Run Phase One, as a featured artist on the first track, “Million $ Show.”

Alexie Agdeppa

Alexie Agdeppa is an incredibly prolific dancer. Apart from being a former contestant for Season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance?, she has also appeared in a number of music videos for artists like Nelly Furtado, the Pussycat Dolls, and of course Prince. She appears in the music video for his song, “7,” where she is one of the little girls dancing alongside the featured dancer Mayte. Aside from working with him, Prince was also an inspiration for Agdeppa when she was growing up, as she expressed in this touching tribute to him on Instagram:

Sonny Lê

Multitudes of tributes came pouring out within days after Prince’s passing, but none is more so touching than this essay from Bay Area media consultant and college instructor Sonny Lê. A refugee from Vietnam, Lê immigrated to the United States, right when MTV was being introduced and Prince and David Bowie were on their rises to stardom. He expressed in his essay how refreshing it was to see these two defy boundaries not only as artists, but also as individuals. To Sonny, this was a refreshing sight for him to see while he was figuring out how things worked in this country and feeling comfortable with being himself.

Bruno Mars

Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars may as well be a legend in the making of contemporary times. He has a wide array of hit songs under his belt, as well as just as many influences behind his unique sound. In an early interview for, Mars named Prince as one of his musical influences, along with Elvis Presley and The Police. Just to hit that point of influence even harder, his catchy collaboration with producer Mark Ronson, “Uptown Funk,” incorporates some of that Minneapolis sound and, as Will Hermes for Rolling Stone believes, “could even teach Prince a trick or two.”

Keisha Castle-Hughes

Fresh off of being nominated for an Academy Award in 2004 for her breakthrough role in Whale Rider, the then 14-year-old actress Keisha Castle-Hughes was cast to play the young protagonist for the music video for Prince’s song, “Cinnamon Girl.” In a behind-the-scenes interview, Castle-Hughes gushes over this opportunity of a lifetime… as well as having to explain to her mom how it doesn’t matter if she’s not of Prince’s generation; she’s still an adamant fan. In the music video, she portrays an Arab American girl who’s being victimized post-9/11, followed by dreaming of being a suicide bomber. Understandably, this was one of Prince’s more controversial music videos.

How has Prince influenced your life? We’d love to hear your stories in the comments below!


Cover Image via Fasol Prod

Peter Chung – The Green Room

Kollaboration SF, LA, and Star alum Peter Chung joins us for this edition of the Kollaboration Green Room. Check out his amazing guitar skills as he sings a few of his original songs. Try not to fall too hard in love with this super talented singer-songwriter!

Hear more from Peter Chung on his YouTube

“If You”

Anne Marie Ceralvo Teases the Return of One Vo1ce – Coffee Break with Minji Chang

On this edition of Coffee Break, Minji chats with an important vo1ce  from her formative years, Anne Marie Ceralvo of the Asian American pop group One Vo1ce. They talk about the Bay Area, dream collaborators, and most importantly the upcoming reunion of One Vo1ce!

Producers: Minji Chang & Marvin Yueh
Director: Dennis Chang
Assistant Directors: Eva Hsia & Brianna Kim
Camera Operator: John Enriquez, Shannon Wong, Jimmy Hang


AJ Rafael – The Green Room

AJ Rafael steps into the Green Room to play a few songs for us, including a medley of his favorite Disney tunes and a very special live collab with beatboxer (and fellow Kollaboration Alum) TrackIX!

Want more AJ? Check out his Coffee Break interview with us.

Hear more from AJ Rafael at

“We Could Happen”
AJ’s Disney Medley
“Just Friends” ft. TrackIX (Musiq Soulchild Cover)