Non-profit grassroots movement Kollaboration is celebrating what the Asian American community has to offer in the world of media and entertainment with its annual STAR Showcase.
The STAR Showcase, which will be held at Café Club Fais Do-Do in Los Angeles on Dec. 7, features six artists who were chosen through a nationwide series of talent competitions to vie for the National Kollaboration Champion title.
Amber Liu collaborated with rising Filipino American artist Travis Atreo for his upcoming album.
Atreo broke the news in an Instagram post on Nov. 18, expressing his excitement about the former f(x) member’s new music, too.
You know the drill: working in the arts, according to your hard-nosed Asian elders, is not a viable career path. You will not make money; you will suffer; you will die broke, wishing you listened to your parents. Right?
Perhaps not. I had the opportunity to interview three musicians of Asian descent. They’re not world-famous mega stars, not exactly rags-to-riches stories you study out of ambition. They’re pretty much just regular people who have, through good old fashioned hard work and unextraordinary patience, found themselves with lasting careers in the arts. They are able to feed themselves consistently through art.