The First Concert in Chinatown, Manhattan, after 9/11

On Saturday, August 11, 2007 from 2-6pm, A4 presented an outdoor Pan-Asian music festival in Columbus Park in Manhattan’s Chinatown–the first live music festival in Chinatown since the events of September 11, 2001. The aim of the festival was to showcase the diversity and talent of AAPI musicians in New York City. Spanning multiple musical genres, diasporas, traditions, and generations, the festival sought to help revitalize Chinatown and highlight the rebuilding of the community through this day of entertaining and inspiring art.

Soundfest Promotional Material (2007-08-11) by Asian American Arts AllianceAsian American Arts Alliance

Soundfest Flyer (2007) by A4Asian American Arts Alliance

The participating artists were selected through an open call and featured performances by Abstract Vision, Bora Yoon, Chinese Music Ensemble, Falu, Happyfunsmile, Indo Pak Coalition, Jack Lords, Koba & DJ Boo, Slanty Eyed Mama, and Stone Forest Ensemble. The event was emceed by Kelly Tsai and Taiyo, with a special appearance by DJ Rehka, and was supported by a number of community organizations and funders.

Soundfest Flyer (2007) by A4Asian American Arts Alliance

Soundfest Flyer

Soundfest Flyers were translated into many different languages, so as to better spread the word about the concert.

Soundfest Flyer (2007) by A4Asian American Arts Alliance

Soundfest (2007) by A4Asian American Arts Alliance

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