When I first heard Judith Hill sing, I got goosebumps. When she shared the stage with Michael Jackson as his only female lead vocalist for his “This Is It” tour, she gave the King of Pop a run for his money.
So imagine my excitement when I found out that Judith, a Los Angeles native whose worked with music legends such as Elton John, Usher, and Josh Groban and singing in movies like Dream Girls and Happy Feet 2, will be lending her vocal chords for a good cause at Asia Pacific Arts‘ A Celebration of Asian American Soul at the Far Bar Lounge in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
The event celebrates creativity and entrepreneurship. Co-hosting the event will be InVenture, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting women entrepreneurs in developing countries to help lift themselves and their communities from poverty.
Both organizations hope that the fundraiser will not only empower the community but to inspire them to support one another.
Along with Judith will be Dawen, a singer/songwriter based in LA with what MTV Iggy calls an “eclectically soulful style.” His music appeals to both the emotions and the mind, which is evident in his debut album American Me, exploring identity and social issues in addition to his experience with love, loss, and redemption. Dawen also boasts an impressive resumé; he was the Grand Prize Winner of Kollaboration Acoustic 4 and has performed with Grammy-award winning Macy Gray in addition to working with slam poets Beau Sia and Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai.
Exceptional ear candy to start off your weekend right, right?
When: Friday, July 29 @ 9:00 p.m.
Where: Far Bar Lounge, 347 E. 1st Street, LA 90012
Suggested donations: $10 with RSVP, $15 at the door. All proceeds will support Asia Pacific Arts.
See you there!