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Asian American Urban Dance: Breaking Stereotypes, Entering American Mainstream Thought

Nothing says mainstream like a show on the Las Vegas strip, and the Jabbawockeez’s new show Prism that my family and I recently saw in Luxor is one sign that Asian Americans as hip-hop dancing has hit the mainstream.  This … Continue reading

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Turntablism meets Taiko: The Bangerz perform “Robot Remains”

In this video filmed and edited by The Mighty Fifty, The Bangerz, a DJ collective, perform “Robot Remains” in collaboration with San Jose Taiko at the SubZERO Festival.  I first saw this on Angry Asian Man, and thought I should … Continue reading

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History of Filipino-American DJs at mixcrate.com

A new website for DJs, mixcrate.com, created in part by 8asians alumnus Genghis Mendoza, has a story about how the DJ scene in San Francisco Bay Area became large and influential.  Turntablism is now practiced worldwide, and many legendary DJs … Continue reading

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An Asian-American in the Music Business: Interview with Ryan Buendia (Part 2)

In the first part of my interview with Ryan Buendia, we talked mostly about his work as a producer.  In this second part, we discuss his experiences as a DJ, a turntablist, and an artist known as Replay.  We cover … Continue reading

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