Heritage SF: Concert & Celebration for APA Heritage Month

Yuna

Name : Yunalis Zarai (aka Yuna)
Nationality: Malaysian
Birthdate: 14 November 1986
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
Hometown: Subang Jaya, Selangor
Genres : Acoustic, Alternative, Indie Pop

Growing up in Malaysia, Yuna was first inspired by the universal appeal of acts like No Doubt, The Cranberries, and Fiona Apple. At the age of 19, while in law school, she picked up a guitar and began to fervently write. She released her self-titled EP in Malaysia in 2008. The single “Deeper Conversation” became a massive success and went on to win the title of Best English Song at the 2009 AIM Awards, Malaysia’s national music awards. Yuna swept the ceremony, garnering Best Pop Song and Song of the Year for her Malay song, “Dan Sebenarnya”.

Yuna joined FADER Label in summer 2010 and released her digital EP Decorate in March 2011, which had fans, critics from Billboard, KEXP, The New York Post, and even Russell Simmons himself, who raved, “an amazing new singer…her music is incredible”, all instantly praising her talents.

Also in 2011, SPIN featured Yuna in their Buzzcatcher piece, “Eight Bands You Need to Hear Now” and she gave a stellar performance before a packed audience at MTV Iggy’s “Best New Band in the World” concert in New York City. Yuna was a finalist in the “Best New Band in the World” competition and the show aired live on MTV’s HD Screen in New York’s legendary Times Square and was also streamed live worldwide on MTVIggy.com.

In January 2012, Yuna released “Live Your Life”, the first single from her forthcoming full-length album. It started getting airplay immediately at Sirius – The Loft, KCRW and KROQ. The music video premiered on MTV2 and was featured on the homepage of VEVO.com. Yuna’s self-titled album was released on April 24, 2012. On US tour 2012

After producing Yo Gotti’s “Act Right” & “Bout Me” for Wiz Khalifa , San Francisco Bay Area born rapper/ producer P-Lo is cultivating the sound of the bay area on a national level. Growing up as a Filipino-American, music was the center-piece of the household. P-Lo recalls going through his father’s vinyl music collection and listening to artist such as Carlos Santana, The Beatles, and Eric Clapton to name a few. This early encounter with different genres of music was the launching pad to P-Lo’s Musical career. After listening to Kanye’s debut album “College Dropout” P-Lo decided to take his love of music and put it into action.
He began making beats at home with computer speakers, which eventually led him to start the Heart Break Gang with IAMSU. P-Lo and IAMSU met in 2005 and forged the invasion as a production team shortly after, they later pulled in artists such as Skipper, Kool John and Jay Ant together to form the Heart Break Gang. Adding to P-lo’s credentials as a producer, he has made music for IAMSU and heart break gang along with landing 4 tracks (STU, Tweak is Heavy, Bout Me, & Smokin Drinkin’ )on Wiz Khalifa’s Cabin Fever 2. He also has the lead single “Act Right” off of Yo Gotti’s upcoming “I AM”. As a rapper/producer P-Lo pushing the boundaries of the next sound coming out of the West Coast rap scene.

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The SAN FRANCISCO BAY area is one of the most diverse locations in the world and home to over a million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), behind only Los Angeles and New York City. Every May, AAPI diversity is celebrated throughout the city and the nation during Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month.

In 2018, it will be the 40th anniversary of APA Heritage Month. To celebrate, SF will host a series of community events to recognize and honor the diversity and significant contributions that AAPI’s have made to the city’s richness.

This FREE music festival will feature a high energy concert, award ceremony, and community engagement with vendors highlighting local community organizations, businesses and food + drink.

HERITAGE SF is presented by Boba Guys and produced by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) & International Secret Agents (ISA), w/ event support by UNDSCVRD SF

More Info: https://heritage-sf.org

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