It’s not often that you come across an Asian American Christian rapper. But Gowe (Gifted on West East) is unique for reasons greater than the myriad of adjectives that describe his background.
Accompanied by Angeleno rapper Bambu, the Seattle-based hip-hop duo Blue Scholars, is headlining their first national tour for the release of their new album Cinemetropolis. The cinema-themed album was produced by Persian American DJ Sabzi with lyrics by Filipino American MC Geologic.
The album features songs covering day-to-day topics such as food and love to more worldly ideas such as police brutality and class divisions. Yuri Kochiyama is one of the namesake song on the Scholars’ album, a tribute to the Japanese American human rights activist, her values, and her work.
The tour will begin in Vancouver, Canada on September 14 and will travel throughout the States with a final performance in NYC on November 11. For the complete list of tour dates, visit their website.
ISA‘s first concert in Seattle was a smash hit as backstage passes alone sold out within the first fifteen minutes of release, it quickly became apparent that the International Secret Agents (ISA) Seattle Concert would have no shortage of hype and demand in its 2011 return to the stage.
Seattle locals and visitors: Put down the remote control and put your cell phones on vibrate because Sex in Seattle is back in town at the Richard Hugo House from April 1 to 30.
Sex in Seattle is an episodic theatrical play written by Kathy Hsieh and directed by Miko Premo on its 19th episode titled “The One That Got Away.”
As the country’s longest-running contemporary and romantic comedy about AA women and their love lives, it’s one that you surely wouldn’t want to miss. So take a rest from Sex and the City reruns in the meantime, or any prior engagements for that matter, because Sex in Seattle is only out for a limited time.
Each year since 2006, L’Oréal Paris, through their Women of Worth campaign, has been honoring 10 women for their services in a variety of causes, including education, encouraging female and youth empowerment, military support, and healing for survivors of cancer or sexual violence.
In 2008, Nancy Chang of Seattle, Wash., was one of the 10 Women of Worth award winners for her work with underprivileged girls in the Seattle area. She is the director of Skate Like a Girl, which provides skateboarding lessons to girls as a way of promoting an all-inclusive female skateboarding community, helping to empower girls and women. The program also encourages them to make positive decisions in life and increases their confidence and self-image.
As in years past, L’Oréal will make a $5,000 donation to each of the 2010 honorees’ most loved charity. A $5,000 donation will also be made by L’Oréal in each woman’s name to support The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), L’Oréal Paris’ primary philanthropy.
Once all nominees are in and the 10 honorees are chosen, the public will have the opportunity to vote online for which of the 10 women they believe should be recognized as the National Woman Of Worth Honoree. L’Oréal Paris will make an additional $25,000 donation to the winner’s charity in her name.
Nominations are open until July 9, 2010 so hurry up and nominate an amazing Asian American woman! I know there are tons of them out there! Go to www.womenofworth.com to nominate your woman of worth.