API bands compete in Kollaboration showcase


All photos are courtesy of Kollaboration

Five local API bands will vie for the chance to compete at Kollaboration Star in L.A. next fall.

Kollaboration Seattle’s talent showcase will feature finalists Nufangled, Emma, Tati & Adry, CDQ, and Jett at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue on Saturday, April 12. The winner will compete in L.A. with finalists from 12 different cities, where they will face off for the grand prize of $10,000.

Saturday’s event in Bellevue will be hosted by Portland comedian Bri Pruett and also offer musical performances from Troy Osaki & Ariel Loud and Lion’s Ambition.

Judges include hip-hop dance choreographer Jessica Hu, producers Ian David Nsenga from Vancouver, B.C., and Seattle-based entertainment company Tread Worldwide Corp., CJ Castrence.  Bri Pruett will be the host of the evening, named as one of the “Funniest 5 Comedians” in Portland by the Willamette Week.

Kollaboration brings local talent into the spotlight nationwide and promotes and sustains an Asian and Pacific Islander presence in entertainment and media. (end)

Tickets for the event are $15–$20. Showtime is 7 p.m.

For more information, visit www.KollaborationSeattle.org.

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