Cultivated around the thought of unspoken airwaves scouring from a concept in 1969, Moonroom, an organization that strives on hosting these spirits, teams up with Berkeley and Los Angeles collective, Redacted, for a month-long presentation for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The showcase aims to highlight local Asian American-fronted acts throughout LA, LB and OC, and “showcases young Asian Americans leading compelling, diverse creative projects” that are often forgotten and not recognized.
Embracing the goal of “putting unfamiliar faces in familiar places”, Moonroom and Redacted’s partnership not only celebrates Asian American fronted acts within the music community but offers a welcoming environment for all. Moonroom shared a small chat with us, providing a better insight for the showcase and validating their inviting demeanor.
Girl Underground Music: How did Moonroom join forces with Redacted for this event? I know you mentioned that you had the idea in February, but was there an initial reasoning behind this collaboration?
First show line-up: May 14th at Continental Room
Also, I just wanna put it out there: I think that if you’re booking a feminist-oriented show and at least half of the bill isn’t WOC female-fronted that its borderline exploitative in how it’s attaching itself to POC and marginalized communities. I don’t believe feminism that isn’t intersectional is feminism at all.
Girl Underground Music became lucky enough to be one of the participating co-presenters, alongside Allies in the Arts, Center for Asian American Media, Color Study Zine, KXLU, and OnThree Management. To honor the event, each week will be dedicated to the artists that will be performing.
For more information: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month