Kollaboration DC, Chicago, New York Celebrate Talent in API Community


Soompiers in Washington D.C., Chicago, and New York, be sure to mark your calendars for the following annual Kollaboration shows!

First up, the fourth annual Kollaboration DC Talent Competition and Showcase, aiming to achieve “Empowerment Through Entertainment,” will be happening this Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at the George Washington University‘s Lisner Auditorium. This past April, after an intense round of auditions, nine talented acts emerged as finalists for this year’s Kollaboration DC, and will use this chance to pursue their creative dreams and celebrate the arts in a high-energy environment!

Kollaboraton DC will also be headlined by two of the hottest Asian American acts: Blush, a pop music girl group comprised of five members from the Philippines, India, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea, and Gowe (Gift onWest East), a hip-hop extraordinaire aiming to push the boundaries of hip hop as we know it. 

Tickets are on sale NOW here, and are priced at $15 for General Admission and $35 for VIP. 

Check out this mashup  and music video of Forever Young, Where is the Love, and Party in the USA, brought to you by this year’s Kollaboration DC 4 contestants:

Kollaboration Chicago, celebrating its ninth year this year, will also be held this Saturday, September 28th, at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie. The twelve aspiring artists were all hand-picked by the Kollaboration Chicago’s executive team members, and are ready to put on a good show that will not only showcase their talents but also empower the Midwest Asian American community. 

General Admission tickets are $20 and VIP Admission tickets, which includes a Pre-show reception and a Meet&Greet with Special Guest, a VIP bag, and preferred seating area, are $40. More information regarding tickets can be found here.

Check out this year’s Kollaboration Chicago contestants’ music video, covering Anna Kendrick‘s Cups and Sara Bareilles’ Brave:

Last but not least, Kollaboration New York‘s 8th annual talent showcase will be happening this Saturday, Sept. 28th, at NYU‘s Skirball Center; this year’s show is set to be the largest one of yet, with 10 finalists battling it out for the top spot. Kollaboration NY 2013 will convince you why New York City is the city where dreams of made of, so don’t miss out!

Tickets on on sale now exclusively here. General admission tickets are $20, and VIP tickets are $40. VIP tickets include preferred seating, Express VIP entrance to Show and After Party, and a Meet&Greet with the performers.

Check out Kollaboration New York 2013’s cover of September and Blurred Lines:


In partnership with Kollaboration, loyal sponsor Verizon Wireless is also showing its support with a special social media contest, providing fans with the chance to win any Verizon 4G LTE device of their choice as well as one year of  free service!  To enter, fans can tweet or Instagram an image that creatively shows why they deserve a new device.  The Grand Prize winner will then be selected by public vote. To learn more about this amazing opportunity, please visit www.VerizonInsider.com/Kollaboration.


Who’s going to this year’s Kollaboration DC, Chicago, or New York?

Kollaboration is a non-profit organization, completely run by volunteers, dedicated to the promotion of a strong Asian Pacific Islander presence in the entertainment and media industry.