BERKELEY, CALIF. – Kollaboration SF returns to the stage for its second year, September 10th, 2011! With 9.4 million Asian Americans in the United States, it is a wonder why this demographic is largely underrepresented in mainstream media. Kollaboration provides the Asian-American community a platform to perform and gain exposure in the entertainment industry.
Paul “PK” Kim, founder of Kollaboration said, “Kollaboration’s underlying mission is Empowerment Through Entertainment. Artistic expression through entertainment is one of the most powerful forces on earth and one of the greatest ways we can build our community and understand both ourselves and other communities in a healthy, positive way.”
San Francisco has lined up some of their finest API talents through two rounds of auditions to perform for the Bay Area’s largest Asian-American talent competition. With over 80 applicants and much deliberation, 7 finalists were chosen to compete for the $1000 grand prize at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, California.
The September 10th show will be hosted by Kollaboration’s Executive Producer Roy Choi and Multimedia Personality Nicki Sun as well as feature new talent: Alex Carbonel, ANAK, Ji Hern Baek, Johnny Hi-Fi, Love Revolution, Shawn Megofna, and Sol 2:7. Kollaboration will also incorporate a People’s Choice award of $500 and a freestyle dance and singing competition, inviting audience members to showcase their talents for a $100 prize.