Nisei Week at the JAPANESE AMERICAN CULTURAL & COMMUNITY CENTER
featuring A collaboration between
Tuesday night project (tnp) x jaccc
saturday, august 10, 2019
JACCC PLAZA STAGE
244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
11:30 AM—12:30 PM: Maria Tuadi
12:30—1:30 PM: Miharu Okamura
1:30—2:30 PM: Maaahikee
2:30—3:30 PM: Leo Xia
3:30—4:30 PM: Jason Chu
4:30—5:00 PM: Leo xia x Jason Chu
singer-songwriter based in East LA, Maria Tuadi got her start in music as the lead singer and songwriter of the alt-hip hop band, The Bricks LA. Additionally, Tuadi was recruited by the Los Angeles Human Relation Commission and Oneness Initiative: Project One to write and perform socially-conscious music for at-risk youth in detention facilities, high schools, and benefits. This opportunity allowed her to play at The Roxy, UCLA, USC, and the House of Blues. While she was there, she also performed alongside artists such as Bambaata Marley, and Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm. Her first solo single, "Still" is a 2016 Grand Prize and Lennon Award winner in the R&B category of the internationally-held John Lennon Songwriting contest. Her latest single "Always" is now available on Youtube, Spotify, iTunes, and all other major digital outlets.
Miharu Okamura is a local singer/songwriter, collaborator and visual artist originally from the Bay Area. As an artist, Miharu’s main focus is to support and drive emotional, spiritual, and creative ambition for herself, her community, and to all open minds. She is currently preoccupied with a newly formed performance group, Bonbu Stories, that embraces vulnerability and uses music and art to tell honest stories.
MAAHIKEEE is a Filipino Singer-Songwriter from Ohio based now in LA. He was brought up in a very musical family and environment, so he has been singing all his life. MAAHIKEEE is also interested in working with his local community and organized a benefit concert for a local homeless shelter in Ohio featuring his original music and 7 different artists. MAAHIKEEE's musical style focuses in Pop, Urban Pop, and R&B, and his performances can be described as very dynamic and engaging. MAAHIKEEE relocated to Los Angeles in Feb 2019, but has been blessed with the opportunity to perform on the Wish 107.5 Bus, The Viper Room, The OC Night Market, and Tuesday Night Cafe. His music can be found on all streaming platforms, and he is looking to release a new project in the Fall.
Leo Xia is a Singer-songwriter whose vulnerable storytelling has been compared to the likes of Sufjan Stevens and Ed Sheeran. Leo’s songs have been featured on HBO, Warrior (Cinemax, 2019), and in national ad campaigns. He has performed on the Wish Bus (Wish 107.5), opened for Snoop Dogg in downtown Los Angeles (2018), and performed/spoke at TEDxUSC.
Jason Chu is a rapper "speaking hope & healing in a broken world." He has been written about on Eater.com and the South China Morning Post, featured in the Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles, and presented at Flushing Town Hall and the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. Most recently, his music appeared in the Cinemax series Warrior, based on the writings of Bruce Lee.