We are honored to invite the following artists to be part of hungry 2019.
ASIAN, NOT ASIAN
Fumi recently opened for Ronny Chieng from The Daily Show at Carolines on Broadway and the Comedy Cellar. In addition, he was part of the Stand-Up NBC line-up in 2017 and in 2018 as part of the Brooklyn Comedy Festival.
He currently produces and hosts a comedy podcast centered around the Asian-American identity titled "Asian, Not Asian", which has been UNOFFICIALLY endorsed by Eddie Huang.
Mic Nguyen is a writer and comedian who has written for such illustrious websites as NBC News, Racked, and his mom’s 60th birthday e-vite. When he’s not tweeting you can find him doing stand-up onstage, working on a sci-fi short story about sneakers, or co-hosting the Asian, Not Asian comedy podcast. He lives in Brooklyn.
Kento Iwasaki is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in New York. He adapts the koto into different genres and projects, from playing freestyle over trap music at a Bushwick nightclub event to playing original music at lounge events. Recently Kento performed with Ninja Ballet for their Jazz at the Lincoln Center showcase and is working on an original album with electronic beats and multiple instruments.
SAX OF SHAOLIN
Míng, aka Sax of Shaolin, is the confluence between East and West. As a saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, he seeks to merge the musical lineages of his upbringing.
He fuses American, South East Asian, and Afro-Caribbean music and creates music that sounds like a dance between the ancestors of the three traditions.
This is not only an effort to experiment with music but also to find common ground between far-flung cultures. It's an approach that has developed, instinctually, from his experience as an immigrant and a Hakka Chinese, a nomad by blood. His music is simultaneously traditional and contemporary. Equally aggressive and tasteful. Always danceable and spiritual.
Born and raised in NY, Paul Jochico began dancing in high school in hip hop, latin ballroom and Filipino cultural dance styles. Paul joined the East Coast dance community in 2009 through RiSE Dance Company and Mint Dance Company. In 2013, Paul became the co-founder and CEO of House of Movement, and NY-based urban dance company with a mission to "open doors to movement and discovery."
As an artist, Paul is interested in exploring the culmination and intersection of the human experience through movement. Most recently, he has been influenced by meditation and contemporary dance as tools to stay present and convey raw artistry. He hopes to share what he has learned about life and dance with others as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher.
Treya Lam is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter whose cinematic songs and compositions are built on dynamic classically trained piano, ethereal vocals, meditative guitar and lush chamber-folk arrangements. Her debut album Good News was created entirely by women - headed by Kaki King who produced and released the record on her label June 2018.
Treya is one of five artists selected for the 2019 Joe’s Pub Working Group residency, an Associate Artist with the eco-theatre group Superhero Clubhouse, she frequently performs with The Big Quiet and is a member of the Resistance Revival Chorus. Lam seeks out extraordinary venues and has performed original music at the Prospect Park Bandshell, American Museum of Natural History, Garfield Park Conservatory, MoCA museum and the New York Public Library.
“She draws you in, hypnotizes you, and all at once you’ll get taken up by a huge tide, a swell that takes you over completely.” - Village Voice