Artists in Resonance features performances every month from the homes of two artists engaged in advancing equity and social justice, curated by the East-West Center in partnership with Giant Steps Music. This new performance series connects Pacific artists with artists around the world together in conversation and collaboration. The series features performance videos, interviews, and a new collaboration between the two artists. Additionally, each artist “takes over” the GSM social media platforms during their showcase, to highlight the issues and communities that infuse their work.

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FEATURED ARTISTS

Hāwane Rios

Hawai’i

Muzikaldunk

Philadelphia, USA

Anonymouz

New Zealand

James Brandon Lewis

Brooklyn, USA

HĀWANE RIOS

Hawai’i

 

SEVANA TCHAKERIAN

Armenia

 

PUNAHELE

Hawai’i

 

MUZIKALDUNK

Philadelphia, USA

 

MuzikalDunk is a Philadelphia based musician, producer and songwriter. Her sound is a blend of innovative poly-rhythms, and melodies that will take you out to the fringes of modern music, while maintaining a classic musical sensibility that keeps you in the groove. She is also creative force in her community giving back her experience knowledge of music and drums with Beyond the Bars and Drum Like A Lady.

VANESSA QUAI

Vanuatu

 

MAFER BANDOLA

Venezuela

 

ANONYMOUZ

New Zealand

 

JAMES BRANDON LEWIS

Brooklyn, USA

 

COLLABS

global call for applications

We are inviting talented musicians around the world to apply for a feature in Artists in Resonance. 

 

To be eligible for Artists in Resonance, you must be:

  • A musician of the Pacific Islands (resident or diaspora), including Aotearoa, Australia, and Hawai’i (Kanaka Maoli and Kama’āina); Asian or Asian-American; self-identify as Black, Indigenous, Person of Color, or other historically underserved community.
  • A talented musician with a passion for, dedication to, or track record of using music to improve a community and create social impact
  • Curious, open-minded, and willing to learn from and collaborate with artists with diverse backgrounds

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $500USD and be featured through 

  • Two performance videos
  • Interview
  • One musical collaboration with like-minded musician from a geography and background different than your own
Additional funds are available for production needs at the discretion of East-West Center.