Two Cents: Kollaboration News from Kollab DC Director, Christian Oh

The next guest contributor in our line-up is the one and only Christian Oh. Christian plays a massive and integral role in supporting the Asian-American community, especially in the Washington, DC area. He serves as the executive director of Kollaboration DC (of which I had the honor of guest judging back in 2010), is a faculty lecturer of Asian American Studies as the University of Maryland, along with many other roles.

First of all, I would like to thank Gifted Thought for the opportunity to blog for A-Tunes.Net.  I have been a big fan since 2008 back when I first came across this site because there was the announcement for Kollaboration Acoustic 2 in Los Angeles.  So I give much praise and kudos for the site’s mission of continuing to cover the Asian American music industry.  In fact, it is a true pleasure being able to see the  growth and talent that exists out there.

So for my first post, I wanted to keep it somewhat Kollaboration movement oriented. Please support the return of Kollaboration Chicago.  They just released their promo video.  I am truly excited for their return. They have gone through some growing pains but they are back fierce for 2012 with 7 finalists and a fantastic venue at the North Shore Center of Performing Arts on Saturday July 7, 2012 at 7pm.  Check out their talent in the promo video.

In addition, June 8th marks a historic day for Kollaboration DC family.  Kollaboration DC alum, namely Aaron EyeSpeak Canlas, one half of SNRG is celebrating his birthday along with our Kollaboration DC 2010 winner, Chip Han, who is turning 21.  They will be performing at Jammin Java in Vienna for the late show (10pm) entitled “FIREDAY” which is a monthly event showcasing independent live music. 
Also joining us will be Jenn Bostic and Connie Lim from the West Coast who recently did a cover of Alex Clare cover “Too Close” (see earlier post).
If you have not heard of Connie Lim before, she reminds me of an Asian American “Imogene Heap” and her cool and sultry sound is reminiscent of a beautiful summer evening. 
Check her latest music video “LA City”
And if you have the time and are in the DMV, come check her and Jenn Bostic out at Jammin Java this Friday.

Lastly, one of my favorite singers who was part of Kollaboration DC in 2010 is Amanda Lee and she has a wonderful show coming up on Monday June 11th at the world-renowned and beautiful Gibson Guitar Showroom in DC.  She is performing as part of the The 9 Songwriter Series.   The Gibson Guitar Showroom is located at 709 G Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

Tickets are only $12 online and $15 at the door day of. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm.

Buy Your Tickets Here!

Check out the mission of The 9 Songwriter Series.

Two Cents is an editorial feature and the views and comments made by the author do not necessarily reflect those of as a whole.

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