asian americans in media panel at columbia university

Got word of this cool event happening at Columbia University next week, presented by the Taiwanese American Students Association. It's a career panel about Asian Americans in the Media, featuring filmmaker Rik Cordero, rapper Jin, radio personality Miss Info, musician Dave Liang and hip hop producer !llmind. That's a pretty damn solid group of panelists. It's happening on Monday, April 12 at Barnard College. Here's some more info:
Asian Americans in Media

The Taiwanese American Students Association is proud to present:


Monday, April 12
8:00 - 9:30pm

Barnard College (Altschul 202)
3009 Broadway
New York, NY

Curious about a career in music production or radio? Interested in what it takes to be a filmmaker or a hip hop artist? Then, come join TASA as we take a look into the lives and careers of five of the most successful Asian American entertainers in the industry. Hear stories from Rik Cordero (music video director), Jin (rapper), Miss Info (Hot 97 radio and TV personality), Dave Liang of the Shanghai Restoration Project (electronic producer), and !llmind (hip hop producer). If you are Asian American, or simply want to learn more about a career in media, you want to be at this panel discussion. All five panelists will be available for questions from the audience.

Featured panelists:

RIK CORDERO:: Award-winning independent music video, commercial, and film director. He's directed videos for Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg, and more. He's founder and executive producer of Three/21 Media and recently won Best Film Award at the 2009 HBO New York International Latino Film Festival. Bio: http://www.three21media.com/rikcordero/?page_id=66

JIN AU-YEUNG (AKA JIN THE EMCEE):: Undefeated BET Freestyle Champion. The first Asian solo rapper to be signed to a major label. He's released 4 albums and debuted on film in 2 Fast 2 Furious. Bio: http://ayojin.com/bio/

MINYA OH (AKA MISS INFO):: Radio personality, journalist, and pop culture pundit. She currently has a spot on Hot97 and also writes an advice column for Vibe Magazine. She recently published a book on hip-hop fashion history. Bio: http://www.hot97.com/missinfo/

DAVE LIANG (AKA THE SHANGHAI RESTORATION PROJECT):: Electronic producer who blends 1930s Shanghai jazz with hip-hop and electronica. His albums have reached Top 10 on various electronic charts and his music was featured in the NBC broadcast of the Beijing Olympics. Bio: http://www.shanghairestorationproject.com/bio.html

RAMON IBANGA, JR. (AKA !LLMiND):: Hip-hop producer who has produced tracks for Talib Kweli, Redman, 50 Cent, El Da Sensei and more. He was named one of the Top 20 Best Producers on Scratch Magazine. Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illmind
Cool, right? And the whole thing is free and open to everyone. Come meet and hear from some folks who are rocking some pretty impressive alternative careers. Make plans to be there! For more information about the panel, visit the Facebook event page here: Asian Americans in Media.

UPDATE: If you missed it, here's a cool video with some footage from the event, featuring all of the invited guests and their words of wisdom.

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