May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, celebrating the significant yet sometimes overlooked role of AAPIs to the fabric of American culture and society. With the recent rise in anti-Asian racism and violence, it’s more important than ever to amplify the diverse AAPI voices, cultures and traditions that have helped shape American culture.
Today on our blog, we’re excited to share a fun new playlist that highlights the contributions of AAPI artists to contemporary music across a wide range of genres, featuring songs from five past Levitt performers like Lyrics Born, Ruby Ibarra and Run River North. Listen to folk, rock, rap, EDM and more from AAPI musicians across the country—scroll down or head over to our Spotify to listen!
Toro y Moi — Who I Am
Dumbfoundead (Levitt LA, 2019) — OUTSIDE (Ft. Satica)
Jay Som — I Think You’re Alright
River Run North (Levitt LA, 2015; Levitt AMP Escondito, 2018) — Pretty Lies
Ted Park — Hello (Who Is This?)
BettySoo (Levitt LA, 2009; Levitt Arlington, 2015) — Summertime
Mitski — Nobody
Lyrics Born (Levitt Denver, 2019) — Same but Different (Ft. Sister Sparrow)
Yaeji — One More
Ruby Ibarra (Levitt LA, 2019) — No 32 (with Nadine Lustre)