Date: September 10, 2011
Time: 5:30 pm red carpet, 6:00 pm showtime
Location: Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/kollab.sf
Kollaboration is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the promotion of a strong Asian Pacific Islander presence in entertainment and media industry. Started in Los Angeles in August of 2000, Kollaboration has branched out to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, and Toronto.
In their debut showcase last year at the Palace of Fine Arts theater located in San Francisco, CA, Kollaboration San Francisco sold a full house of a 1,000 strong audience. This year, Kollaboration SF will be hosting their 2nd annual show case at the Zellerbach Hall located in UC Berkeley, and anticipates entertaining a full house of 2,000 seats.
The showcase for this year features guest performers such as AJ Rafael, David So, Jane Lui, Kabeezy, and Fallen Kings. Guest judges for this year also include Anthony Garcia of MyxTV, Phil Yu of Angry Asian Man, Jeremy Lin of the Golden State Warriors, a representative from Marvell, and Clara Chung, the previous year’s winner of Kollaboration LA! Hosts for this year’s show are Nicki Sun and Roy Choi.
Contestants will be competing for the grand prize of $1000, a spot to perform at Kollaboration LA, and an opportunity to perform in Clara Chung’s Shakin Off Silence Tour.
Competitors this year include:
Alex Carbonel – Acoustic Guitar
ANAK – Vocal
Ji-Hern Baek – Acoustic Guitar
Johnny Hi-Fi – Alternative Rock
Love Revolution – Band
Shawn Megofna – Acoustic
Sol 2:7 – Hip, R&B, and Spoken Word
For more information: www.KollaborationSF.org
Come on out and cheer on Johnny Hi-Fi, whose lead singer is Taiwanese American Eric Hsu! Also, come out and catch a glimpse of guest judge, NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin, also of Taiwanese heritage!