Jay Park, Miyavi, Raja Kumari, MILCK, Lyrics Born and Yuna are only a few of the performers scheduled for “Id: Venture Blue Marble,” an eight-hour aid occasion in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in Might. To mark the event, hip-hop group Far East Movement is debuting a brand new tune, “We Are the Reality,” which may be heard within the trailer for the occasion (watch video above).
The net live performance and fundraiser will stream stay on Amazon Music’s Twitch Channel on Sat., Might 30 beginning at 2 p.m. PDT, with proceeds benefiting United Means Worldwide. The hashtag #OURIDENTITY shall be promoted all through the livestream.
This 12 months’s occasion focus was partly impressed by the success of Twitch Stream Help on Mar. 28 and the challenges the AAPI group has confronted within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, mentioned Kevin Nishimura, co-CEO of Clear Arts and a member of Far East Motion.
“We have been seeing a variety of xenophobia and racism and branding of our group as ‘the virus,’” mentioned Nishimura. “Our group feels prefer it may actually use one thing that might uplift, one thing that might present a distinct facet of our group.”
“However on the similar time it’s additionally a celebration for all that Asian Individuals, as an entire, have achieved over time,” added Far East Motion’s/Clear’s James “Prohgress” Roh. “From ‘Loopy Wealthy Asians’ to Ali Wong to Alan Yang, that is illustration we haven’t had within the historical past of our individuals on this nation.”
Every hour will characteristic visitor hosts with whom viewers can work together through chat. They embody former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, Kelly Hu, Sung Kang, Ronny Chieng, Jeremy Lin, poet Rupi Kaur and dressmaker Prabal Gurung.
That is “Id’s” fifth 12 months celebrating Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. Earlier occasions featured Awkwafina, Mike Shinoda and Jhene Aiko.
The occasion is co-hosted by Clear Arts, Gold Home, Amazon Music, Pacific Bridge Arts Basis and XRM Media.