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88rising holds virtual benefit concert for AAPI heritage month

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88rising holds virtual benefit concert for AAPI heritage month

BENEFIT CONCERT. 88Rising holds a virtual concert in time for AAPI heritage month.

Image courtesy of 88Rising

'Asia Rising Together' features artists such as NIKI, mxmtoon, Seori, and more

Global music collective 88Rising is holding a virtual benefit concert for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month.

The concert, called Asia Rising Together, is set to feature artists from around the world. The line-up includes US-based Indonesian singer NIKI, Japanese girl group Atarashii Gakko!, Korean-American rapper Tiger JK, Japanese-American singer Audrey Mika, Chinese-American artist mxmtoon, and Korean singer Seori, among others.

Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA, Korean-American rapper Dumbfoundead, and Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong are also set to make guest appearances.

The show will include intimate performances, poetry, and meditation.

It will stream for free on May 27 at 10 am, Philippine time, via 88rising’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter & SiriusXM channel.

“This is a really unique livestream centered around family and culture,” said Audrey Mika, “I filmed part of my set with my mom and sister, and being able to share our Japanese roots on this platform is really special to me. I hope this shows everyone you can chase your dreams, stay true to yourself, and be proud of who you are in the process.”

Donations from the concert will go to the Asian Mental Health Collective, an organization that aims to destigmatize mental health issues within the Asian community in the United States.

The concert will also spotlight other Asian-American organizations: The Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay and MAMA Los Angeles. – Rappler.com