TaiwaneseAmerican.org’s special correspondent Annie Tung takes you to Kollaboration SF’s red carpet to greet two Taiwanese American stars: Eric Hsu, lead singer of Johnny Hi-Fi, and Jeremy Lin, NBA player for the Golden State Warriors.
Kollaboration is an annual event produced by young Asian and Pacific Islander (API) professionals and students to promote a strong API presence in entertainment and media. Their shows take place in cities across the nation and showcase emerging talents in the API community. This year, Kollaboration SF was held on September 10, 2011 at Zellerbach Auditorium in Berkeley, CA.
Johnny Hi-Fi was one of the competing bands at Kollaboration SF. With more than 10 years and numerous US and Asia tours under their belt, Johnny Hi-Fi’s alternative rock sound made them stand out from the crowd as they launched the second half of the show. During our interview, lead singer Eric Hsu talks about his musical influences and how he got started in music.
Jeremy Lin, point guard for the Golden State Warriors, served as one of the guest judges, along with YouTube artist Clara C, Angry Asian Man Phil Yu, and MYX TV Supervising Producer Anthony Garcia. A Bay Area native, Jeremy made his entrance by chatting with TaiwaneseAmerican.org about his recent trip to Taiwan and shared what it was like working with KevJumba, one of the most popular Asian American YouTube comedians out there. Check out Jeremy’s real thoughts about KevJumba in the video!
If you want to catch the next Kollaboration SF in the Bay Area, check out: http://kollaborationsf.org for more info! Or if you’re in another major city in the US, there’s a good chance Kollaboration has or will organize an event near you!
Annie Tung is a student at UC Berkeley who serves as an intern for the Asian Pacific American Student Development Office on campus. She is all about the ’90s, film & TV, and sun-shiny days.