Pacific Bridge Arts Foundation is proud to partner with the City of Los Angeles – one of the most diverse cities in the world and home to millions of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) – for a special concert event IDENTITY LA: A Night Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Women. The free open-to-the-public event celebrates the city’s diverse AAPI community and culture specifically influential women during Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
The all-female line-up will be headlined by Grammy nominated artist TOKiMONSTA with support from soulful songstress MILCK and R&B pop-star Sophia Black. A full-line up of internationally renowned artists will be announced soon.
The May 11th celebration at Ford Theatres in Los Angeles will also include a vast array of art exhibits as well as special honorees of trailblazing women within the community.
Attendees must RSVP ahead of the event for admission:
“Los Angeles is home to more Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders than anywhere else in the nation,” Councilmember David Ryu said. “As the fastest growing subset of the American population, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will author the next great chapter in the American story. For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I am honored to bring our many AAPI communities of Los Angeles together to celebrate where we’ve been, where we’re going, and the leaders who are paving the way forward. I’m especially excited this year to shine a spotlight on AAPI women who are breaking barriers and leading the way for positive change, and highlight their inspiring stories.”
This year also marks the launch of Pacific Bridge Arts Foundation’s first annual Musical Arts Scholarship Fund. The award will be presented to AAPI college students pursuing a degree in the Musical Arts. The foundation will provide financial assistance along with mentorship and music industry connections to influential artists and executives.
“We wholeheartedly celebrate this community that we are so honored to be a part of,” says Pacific Bridge Arts Foundation co-founder Prohgress of Far East Movement. “We’re excited to launch the scholarship program this year to support the next generation of artists in the AAPI community. We hope for them to follow their passion and blaze a trail for themselves.” says Pacific Bridge Arts Foundation Board co-founder / board member Kev Nish of the Far East Movement
Pacific Bridge Arts Foundation is now in its 4th year of showcasing how the AAPI community shape the culture of Los Angeles. Last year’s event was held in front of City Hall in Downtown Los Angeles with headliners Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Jay Park and the gourmet cuisines of chef Roy Choi of the famed Korean Kogi food truck. Past honorees include digital pioneer Jenn Im, activists Taz Ahmed & Zahra Noorbakhsh of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, and the cast and crew of the film “GOOK.”