Sunday, May 22, 2011

Video Premiere for "I Got My" by Magnetic North and Taiyo Na featuring Jin

In celebration of APIA Heritage Month, our friends Magnetic North (Derek and Theresa) and Taiyo Na premiered the video for their song "I Got My" featuring Jin (as in Jin tha MC).  If you havent already heard,  it's a really inspiring upbeat song that makes you appreciate the support and community you have. Derek describes the song as "basically about embracing who you are what you got... fam, music,  arts,  community,  love.  It's for anyone and everyone who respects themselves and are doing something positive with their life."

Since the theme of the "I Got My" revolves around having love and support, the video includes appearances from many of our artist friends, as well as other prominent Asian Americans doing things in media and Hollywood, as well as regular community folks - and Yellow Rage was invited to be in it! To extend the love to our own community, Michelle and I asked Gary San Angel (one of our mentors and the reason we met to form Yellow Rage) to film our portion of the clip at the Asian Arts Initiative and included participants from last month's Family Style to be in it too!  Also in the video, look out for hip hop artists Blue Scholars, Denizen Kane, Far East Movement, America's Best Dance Crew winners Poreotics, spoken word artists Bao Phi, Beau Sia, Adriel from Ill-literacy, bloggers Phil Yu from Angry Asian Man and Diana Nguyen from Disgrasian, writer Ed Lin with his wife actor Cindy Cheung, and the list goes on. It was great to be in good company of such amazing talent, but the most exciting cameo came from 1960's activist Yuri Kochiyama who is lip-rapping in the video! What I love too is that everyone's name is underneath, so there's always an opportunity to learn and check out what else is doing.

So proud of you guys, and so humbled to be part of this community that continues to grow and inspire us. Thank you for letting us be a part!


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

FAMILY STYLE!!! FRI, MAY 20 @ AAI, 7:30pm

Family Style
Asian Arts Initiative's Open Mic Series
Third Fridays of the month @ 7:30pm (Doors open at 7 p.m.)

Hosted by YELLOW RAGE (Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh), our popular monthly Asian American open mic FAMILY STYLE welcomes extended "family" from all communities and cultures.

May 20, 2011 -
Featuring Jay Legaspi!

$5-10 Sliding Scale Admission

If you bring a group of 5 or more people, one person gets in FREE!*
Buy advanced tickets on Brown Paper Tickets.

Jay Legaspi is a singer-songwriter from the meanest streets of the suburbs of New Jersey. He wants to do his best to reflect the way he grew up musically - reflecting his love of music from artists ranging from John Mayer to Aesop Rock. He also strives to write music for people to grow up to, hoping that people can listen to his music at a certain time of their life and relate to what he writes. He honestly hopes that you can see the transitions of where he is in his life in his music so that people can ride with him and vice versa, wherever their lives take them.

If you want to perform a piece at Family Stylesign up here!

Last Family Style before our summer hiatus--please come!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

6ABC Asian Heritage Month Celebration

Hi everyone,

We're performing as part of the 6ABC Asian Heritage Month Celebration.  The event is taking place at Joy Tsin Lau Restaurant, Chinatown, Philly at 6:30pm.

Special thanks to Grace and Juan Rustia.