Filed under: Music, The Isms, Video | Tags: bobbi dai, chinese, communications university of china, faroukh virani, global exchange workshop, hip hop, save sessions, sessions la, usc
Sometime late in June of 2011, I received an email from a USC film student named Faroukh Virani. He was a part special course called the Global Exchange Workshop where 7 USC film students were paired with 7 students the Communications University of China in Beijing. Him and his partner, Bobbi Dai, were interested in making a short documentary addressing issues of race and identity in Asian American Hip Hop. Their plan was to interview as many Asian Americans involved with Hip Hop as possible. Long story short, they ended up focusing the documentary on me and my passions as a DJ & educator. I am really happy with the outcome as it gives me a chance to rave about being Chinese American, about being a Chinese American DJ, & about why I’ve chosen education as my main priority in life.
Our youth program, SESSIONS LA, is featured in this video alot…we are trying to save it right now. If you like what I do with the youth, please please please donate to our SAVE SESSIONS IndieGoGo campaign:
Filed under: Events | Tags: apature, asian american, hip hop, kearny street, pacific islander
Reminder! I’ll be in the Bay this weekend starting TONIGHT! Here’s a quick overview of where I’m djing:
Thursday 9.25: Devil’s Pie – Namu Bar, SF
Friday 9.26: LIBRE – Poleng Lounge, SF
Saturday 9.27 (day): APAture: API Hip Hop Workshop – Space 180, SF [JUST ADDED!]
Saturday 9.27 (night): Basic – EZ5, SF
Sunday 9.28: Soul-Full – Luka’s Taproom & Lounge, Oakland
As you can see above, I, along with Drizzle, am now doing a workshop at the annual APAture, a festival highlighting emerging API artists. The workshop is titled: Asian American Hip Hop for Dummies: Race, Popular Music, & Authenticity, and is basically a discussion focusing on analyzing and critiquing notions of what “real” hip hop is and how Asian Pacific-Islander Americans fit into the whole scheme of things. Also, we’ll be exposing folks to all the API hip hop out there that we’ve come across doing our Apex Express API Hip Hop radio show on KPFA.
For more information, click on the flyer:
Filed under: Events | Tags: filipino, hip hop, kiwi, nomi, pinoy, pistahan, power struggle, san franisco, the kasamas
Don’t miss this all-star lineup! ‘Tis a good hour to be in SF.
Sunday August 10th
SF Pistahan Festival’s
with DJ PHATRICK
Yerba Buena Gardens
3rd & Mission Streets
(across from SF MOMA)
ALL AGES | FREE!!!
Filed under: Events | Tags: hip hop, kiwi, kj butta, libre, muzzy, Party, phatrick, poleng lounge, psani
Filed under: Music, Video | Tags: cube, grind, hip, hip hop, hop, i pledge allegiance to the grind, ice, ice cube, killer, killer mike, mike