The third annual Kollaboration Seattle showcase will take place Friday, Oct. 12, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Seattle at the STG Moore Theatre. Six local competitors will be competing for a grand prize of $1,000 and an opportunity to perform in a live-broadcast Kollaboration all-star show in Los Angeles on Nov. 16.
Kollaboration is a non-profit organization with the goal of promoting the API community through media and entertainment. Founded in Los Angeles in 2000, Kollaboration currently operates in 13 cities.
This year’s competitors include Vancouver-based band Pentatonics, who combine modern Western music with traditional Chinese instruments; singer, producer, and songwriter Ariel Yang, a graduate of San Francisco’s Conservatory of Music; singer-songwriter and Federal Way native Hannah Hipolito; Nate Vibez, winner of Kollaboration Seattle 2’s Audience Freestyle Vocal Competition; Seattle-based Hip Hop group J-Pros; and Natya, the University of Washington’s student-run Indian classical dance team.
In addition to the competition, there will be performances from YouTube stars Joseph Vincent and Cathy Nguyen, Kollaboration alumni Lion’s Ambition, and local dance group Chapter 1ne.
The competition will be judged by rapper GOWE, The Apprentice finalist James Sun, and Shannon Lee, the daughter of Bruce Lee. One Day’s Wages CEO Eugene Cho, King 5 anchor Mimi Jung, and Kona Kitchen owner Yuji Okumoto will also be participating as guest judges. (end)