Luminence, an event held at UCSD to promote Asian American Talent is holding their next event on the 28th of April. This one will feature Marie Digby along with recent Kollaboration winner Clara Chung and Sam Hart (aka the Mario Kart Love Song guy). It looks like it’s gonna be a fresh, acoustic event, so if you’re in the San Diego area, definitely clear your calendar for that day! You can find out more at the facebook event page.
She may have had a little bit of help from YouTube, but Marié Digby has a talent all her own. After her cover of Rihanna’s “Umbrella” went viral, Digby continued to showcase her skills in such hits as “Say it Again,” “Stupid for You,” and “Breathing Underwater.”
We’re also featuring Clara Chung in this very special Luminance. Clara recently won 1st place at the 10th Kollaboration competition. She does an impressive cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy,” and is sure to blow you away with her powerful vocals.
Sam Hart under the YouTube name blinktwice4y captivated viewers with his “Mario Kart Love Song” hitting over 4 million views. This humorous and talented singer-songwriter is sure to entertain.
“Luminance is created to provide a new stage for Asian American musicians. The goal is to illuminate creative talent that has always been here but never acknowledged in mainstream media. Only very recently have we seen a wonderful growing presence of Asian American talent through free online media outlets such as YouTube and BlogTV. Through these outlets, Asian Americans sitting in front of their computers screens are finally able to identify with faces that are still never seen on TV or radio. The millions upon millions of viewers, supporters, and fans for these artists show that the talent and desire for them to be seen is there. Music industry heads just need to eventually recognize this. Which is why The Loft is proud to help this movement with Luminance by opening the computer screen barrier and bringing them live to UC San Diego.”
-Kane Diep: Luminance series curator, Loft Club Manager & Third Year Marshall Student at UC San Diego
Regular: $10 advance/door
UCSD Student: $5 advance; Pay As You Can at the door.
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This Luminance is presented by The Loft UCSD and University Centers
Curated by Liz Kim and Kane Diep