Time to get ready for Kollaboration New York 2011 this Thursday!
Kollaboration New York (KNY) announced the final lineup of guest judges and performers for the show.
Los Angeles based rapper Dumbfoundead will co-host alongside Kollaboration Global President Roy Choi, and perform a special set with DJ Zo. Guest performers will include electropop trio IAMMEDIC and “superfuture” group Smokey Robotic.
Guest judges include !llmind (Music Producer to 50 Cent, Erykah Badu, Lloyd Banks), Marja Vongerichten (Host of PBS docu-drama Kimchi Chronicles) and Mikey Fresh (Online Music Editor at VIBE.com & Content Manager at MissInfoTV).
Our line up of competitors remain the focus of the show, as Kollaboration New York’s mission is to provide a platform for up and coming Asian American aritsts.
Triangle Offense (@trioffensemusic) Electrohop Band
Mitchell Grey (@ mitchellgrey) Pop/Rock Band
The Wanted Ashiqz (@wantedashiqz) Bollywood/Fusion DanceTroupe
Rooftop Pursuit (@rooftoppursuit) R&B/Rock Band
Cheryl Chin (@mymycherona) Singer/Songwriter
Elijah Park (@elijapark) Singer/Songwriter
The winner of Kollaboration New York will not only walk away with $1000 in prize money and earn the title of New York’s premier Asian American performer, but will also open for rising singer/songwriter and Kollaboration Los Angeles 2010 winner, Clara C, at her highly anticipated New York City concert at Highline Ballroom on November 12. The competition will be judged by a panel of Asian American tastemakers in music and entertainment, who will be announced in coming weeks.
Following a decade-old Kollaboration tradition, audience members will also have an opportunity to showcase their talent during the audience freestyle singing and dancing competition for a chance to win cash prizes.
Kollaboration New York will host an official after party following the show at Pranna, sponsored by Jinro Hite. The event will include free Soju cocktails and beer with giveaway prizes.
General admission tickets are $20 VIP tickets are $45. After party tickets are $5 with admission to the show and $15 without. All tickets can be purchased at kollaborationnewyork.org/tickets.
About Kollaboration New York:
As the New York extension of the national Kollaboration movement and 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Kollaboration New York aims to tap into the abundance and variety of Asian American talent unique to New York and develop a supportive network for the city’s budding Asian American talent – a goal fostered from the very birth of Kollaboration, founded by west coast comedian Paul “PK” Kim in 2000. Under the leadership network of students and professionals all over North America, Kollaboration promotes the mission of “Empowerment through Entertainment” in the Asian Pacific Islander community. Today, Kollaboration is now in 13 cities and produces 15 shows a year, and counting. To learn more about Kollaboration, please visit kollaborationnewyork.org.
About Irving Plaza:
Irving Plaza is a three-level auditorium built in 1888. Located at 17 Irving Place and East 15th Street in the Union Square neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, it provides a large-scale, professional performance space. The 1,200-person ballroom-style music venue has been a location for balls, lectures, and concerts. To learn more about the Irving Plaza, visit www.irvingplaza.com.
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