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Thursday, March 12, 2009

SFIAAFF Presents "Directions in Sound"

Posted By on Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 10:30 AM

click to enlarge Daly City Electronica: Mochipet - EKAPHOTOGRAPHY
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Some of the most interesting music being made these days is coming out of the Asian American underground, who put a whole new spin on the phrase "Asian Fusion." Inspired by urban life in America as well as cultural influences from all over the East, today's Asian-American artists are putting their own touches on hip-hop, reggae, bhangra, broken beat, and future disco, not to mention inventing their own microgenres.

If you want to hear tomorrow's music right now, the SF International Asian American Film Festival is sponsoring a phat party at 111 Minna this Friday featuring a bento box-worth of mostly local Asian-American musicians, producers, and DJs, including hip-hop producer Trackademicks, LA electronica whiz Nosaj Thing, Surya Dub mainstay Kush Aurora, Daly City Records' honcho Mochipet, Bay Area Sistah Sound founder DJ Zita, SF disco revivalist DJ Pickpocket, nu-jazzster Tokyo Component, and downtempo rocker Citizen Ten. For more info, click here.

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