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April 20, 2018 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Price Center BALLROOM EAST
Since there is an under-representation of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) artists in mainstream media, APSA's Benefit Show provides students and community members a platform to showcase their own talent and to give themselves a voice through entertainment. This is especially significant for Asian Americas who wish to break negative stereotypes portrayed in the media, learn from successful role models, and to realize their potential to achieve their dreams despite the underlying political and social limitations within society.
This benefit show allows API artists and performers the opportunity to foster personal growth and development and to convey the depth and scope of API talent to the public. In addition, the show is a charitable event that will support various non-profit organizations through raffles, food and concessions, and donations from the community.
DANakaDAN is an alternative rap artist from Los Angeles, CA. His eclectic, high energy style draws on inspiration from everything from Macklemore, to Skrillex, to J-Cole. On top of music, DAN is known for his work with pioneer digital artists Wong Fu Productions and pioneer musicians, Far East Movement, as a lead producer + personality. Through his work with these artists he's produced over 150 digital films, features, and music videos including his personal documentary series, AKA DAN, where he documents his life as a Korean Adoptee meeting his biological family for the first time including an identical twin brother he never knew about. He recently worked with NBC to put out the sequel to the documentary, AKA SEOUL, which is currently making its rounds in the Film Festival circuit. For more information please visit him on social media @DANakaDAN or his website DANakaDAN.me
Albert Posis is a Filipino-American R&B singer, songwriter, and musician from San Diego, California. With millions of views on his YouTube Channel, Albert has been able to harness the platform to launch his musical career. In 2012, Albert released, “Higher,” a 10-song project produced by Jesse Barrera. Sonically the project highlighted the acoustic nature of Albert’s covers and originals released on YouTube giving an alternative vibe. After taking a few years off from music to focus on academics and a new job, Albert teamed up with Maskerade and reemerged with four original songs, “Queen for the Night,” “Sprung,” “When We Were Us (ft. Mark Mejia),” and "Good Woman." With Albert’s melodious vocals and Maskerade’s velvety production, the duo have composed a string of captivating tunes. Albert’s most recent single, “Good Woman,” is a tenderhearted song that embraces listeners with gracious harmonies and smooth, vibrant melodies. Watch the music video for "Good Woman" out now!
Peter Adrian Sudarso is an Indonesian-American famed star of the Nickelodeon Production’s Sci-Fi and action TV series Power Rangers Ninja Steel, in which he played the co-lead role of Preston Tien the Blue Ninja Steel Ranger from 2017 to present.
He came into limelight with his appearance in the various episodes of JustKiddingFilms. He made his acting debut with 2012 short film Captain Planet 4 as Special Agent. In 2017, he landed in the supporting role of David Hudson in the thriller film Turner Risk. He started his career from the Apple’s commercial and it was his first job.
Sorah Yang is dance teacher, choreographer, and singer from the Bay Area currently residing in Los Angeles. Although she earned a degree in Business at USC, her main field of work today involves traveling the world to teach dance, and her craft has taken her to over 20 countries around the world.
She also grew up in a musical household and has been singing as long as she can remember, and performs at colleges across the US. When she's in Los Angeles, you can find her dancing with GRV or teaching at Movement Lifestyle. She aspires to show students that it's possible to pursue a higher education and also reach success in what they're passionate about.
MEET THE TEAM
Hi! My name is Nikole, a second-year transfer student and one of this year’s co-coordinators for APSA’s 23rd Annual Benefit Show.
Hi there! I'm Faustina Ngo, one of your Talent show co-coordinators for this year! I’m a first-year at UCSD, excited to present to ya'll APSA's Annual Benefit Talent Show!