We are a collective of creative minds looking to rejuvenate the essential purity of the arts (music, dance, and physical art) leaving the creative control up to the artist. A full service media production facility located in The Bay Area, California. As creative minds, we aspire to preserve the integrity of each artist’s energy and unique vision. Our purpose is to become a conduit for your creativity while providing a seamless transition from imagination to production. Equipped with the latest tools for audio recording and media software, ENTNSEnt is committed to provide the finest sound and aesthetic quality for branding and marketing. Website
Fiero Flair is an empowerment company that provides services, events, and products for professional & personal development. Website
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Q-York is a multi-award winning Filipino-American Hip Hop record production duo composed of Flava Matikz (DJ/producer) and Knowa Lazarus (songwriter/MC). The name Q-YORK stands for “Quality – Yields Our Richest Key” and also Queens, New York where the group was founded in 2001. They have released numerous albums and appeared on various compilations and mixtapes worldwide. Q-York has also produced and written songs for major artists and corporations in many different genres. Q-York is endorsed by FIBA 3X3 as MC & DJ and they tour yearly around the world with the international basketball tournament.
Knowa Lazarus and Flava Matikz are also partners in a their own creative and multimedia studio, “Neu Breed Media” (www.neubreed-media.com). Knowa Lazarus is in the midst of starting his own non-profit organization in the U.S. the “Sama Sama Foundation” (www.samasamafoundation.org) to help feed, clothe and educate children in need through sports, music and edutainment. From sales of their latest album “The Philippine Dream”, Q-York has already fed 5000 children in The Philippines!
TRAKTIVIST.COM is the premiere platform to discover, promote, and historically archive music made by Asian Americans. Featured on NBC News, Traktivist.com features almost 2,000 Asian American artists with the goal of archiving a rich history of music from Asian Americans in North America, while being the first to know about new and emerging artists.
Thank you to the following non-profit organizations for being a part of our selection committee for this year’s performance showcase:
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. Website
The Filipino American Arts Exposition (FAAE) is a vital part of the rich tapestry of cultures and ethnic communities of the San Francisco Bay Area through its promotion of Filipino American art, music, film and dance. FAAE celebrates its ancestral heritage and contemporary traditions, broadening awareness and deepening the understanding of Filipino history, achievements and culture.
Founded in 1994, FAAE is a grassroots, nonprofit organization that contributes to the artistic and cultural pride of the Filipino American community and strives to be a meaningful community tradition among the many great ethnic institutions of San Francisco. Website
APAture is a multidisciplinary arts festival featuring the work of emerging Asian Pacific American (APA) artists local to the San Francisco Bay Area. Coinciding with Kearny Street Workshop’s 45th Anniversary, this year’s festival will showcase talent from artists unraveling their stories in film, literature, music, performance, book arts, and visual arts. From September 30 to October 28, over 60 artists will present their work to approximately 1,000 festival-goers across multiple dates and venues around the South of Market area. Website
Kollaboration is a non-profit organization, annual talent showcase, and grassroots movement to disrupt the status quo of mainstream media. Kollaboration sees artistry as one of the most effective and inspiring forms of activism. Kollaboration San Francisco’s core mission is to build bridges, out-create negative stereotypes, and promote diversity. Website
OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander (API) arts and culture programs that foster intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue, cultural identity, collaboration, and social justice.
OACC envisions vibrant, healthy, and just communities where diverse Asian and Pacific Islander identities and heritage are affirmed and celebrated through cross-cultural exchange, intergenerational dialogue, and educational programming. Website