May 27, 2011

A Grain of Sand in Smithsonian Folkways Magazine


Sojin Kim recently wrote an excellent, in-depth article on the legendary A Grain of Sand album by Chris Iijima, Nobuko Miyamoto and Charlie Chin. Progressive Asian American music pretty much starts with this album. In the Smithsonian Folkways Magazine cover story, Sojin provides a background on all three artists as well as the movement that inspired them. A must read! Read it here.

May 19, 2011

Who is Melissa Roxas?

Please watch and learn about Melissa's story. Her bravery is inspiring and her continued community work deserves the support of all of us.

CLICK HERE to sign an open letter to demand justice for Melissa Roxas.

May 13, 2011

Winners of the JACCC Power of Community Video Contest

The JACCC recently announced the winners of the Power of Community Video Contest. It's great to see API filmmakers creating spots that promote the importance of community instead of selling product. All three directors have different perspectives about the concept of community and took their own approach to trying to capture it on video.


This was pretty cool to see!

May 6, 2011

PBS Broadcast of Pilgrimage & A Song For Ourselves, May 8-15


Pilgrimage and A Song For Ourselves will be broadcasting together on multiple PBS affiliate stations starting on Mother’s Day, May 8th through the 15th. Two Films by Tadashi Nakamura is the official title of the program. Not every PBS station will be airing the show but it will be broadcasting on 1,104 stations, covering 45% of the country including; San Francisco, Dallas, Boston and New Orleans. Some broadcasts will happen at odd hours of the day so hopefully you made the upgrade to that DVR.

Click to download PDF of cities and dates of all broadcasts