Kollaboration 2014 Los Angeles

Kollaboration 2014 Los Angeles

Fourty4B

Julianne Manalo

Julynn Kim

Phanith Sovann

The Primaries

Anderson Paak

The Rhee Brothers

Thu, June 26, 2014

8:00 pm

Pricing: $10 Early-Bird, $15 Online Pre-Sale, $20 Door

This year's lineup of incredibly talented Finalists includes: #FOURTY4B | A Cappella Group Julianne Manalo | Singer & Songwriter Julynn Kim | Singer & Songwriter Phanith Sovann | Singer, Pianist, Songwriter The Primaries | Soul/R&B Collective with Guest Performances by Anderson .Paak | Modern R&B Future Soul The Rhee Brothers | Indie Rock Band with Guest Judges Christopher Tin | Grammy-winning Composer (Calling All Dawns, Civilization IV) Gingger Shankar | Singer, Violinist, Composer (Passion of the Christ, Circumstance) Oliver Wang | Writer (NPR, KCET's Artbound, KPCC Take Two, Soul-Sides.com) Hosted by Kenneth Yi Official Afterparty DJ DJ Kero One

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Kollaboration 2014 Los Angeles
Kollaboration 2014 Los Angeles
Our Mission

Kollaboration’s mission is build bridges, out-create negative stereotypes, and promote diversity. Kollaboration is a global platform to discover, empower and connect the next generation of artists and leaders to mainstream media prominence and change culture.


Our Approach

We see artistry as one of the most effective and inspiring forms of activism. That’s why we focus on empowering aspiring artists to DREAM BIG and pursue creative careers. We have a grassroots meets mainstream approach with our live events, artist & leadership development, partnerships, and media content. We don’t just talk about change, we create it.


Our Movement

Kollaboration is an official non-profit organization, annual talent showcase, and grassroots movement to disrupt the status quo of mainstream media. We are run by passionate staff in our current 14 city chapters – Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, & Washington DC. Kollaboration HQ is located in Los Angeles, CA.


Our History

Stand-up comedian Paul “PK” Kim founded Kollaboration in 2000 as a platform for aspiring Korean American artists to share their talents and pursue those “impossible” “unrealistic” creative careers. Over time, the LA-based talent competition and showcase spread to several other cities in North America and became a pan-Asian Pacific Islander movement and official 501c3 non-profit organization in 2006.
Fourty4B
Fourty4B
We sing smooth, soulful, & feel-good a cappella. It all started in the living room of a little apartment, wanting to sing. Combining our different musical backgrounds and styles, we formed an a cappella group named after our apartment number. We laugh, we dance, & we play because expression is our shared passion. We are #FOURTY4B.
Julianne Manalo
Julianne Manalo
Julianne Manalo is a Filipino-American singer, dancer, and actress from San Diego, CA.

She first discovered her passion for music at the young age of three, when she would sing along with her father on the piano. As a teenager, Julianne earned lead roles in many musical theatre productions such as “Mulan” in “Mulan,” “Johanna” in “Sweeney Todd,” “Cosette” in “Les Miserables,” and “Marian” in “The Music Man”. In addition, she was the lead singer of the Torrey Pines Jazz Band for four years and gained recognition as an “Outstanding Soloist” at the Seattle Heritage Jazz Festival.

Julianne got her first taste of stardom in 2011; when she auditioned for the hit show “American Idol” and advanced as a “Hollywood Week” finalist.

Following her experience on Idol, she performed as the opening act for Billboard chart topper, "Macklemore" at the San Diego Open Air Theatre.

In 2013, She was a contestant on "The X Factor USA: Season 3" and advanced to the Top 50 in the Girls category.

Julianne currently resides in Los Angeles, CA where she continues to write and produce her own original music. She can be seen performing regularly at a number of notable venues such as The Legendary House of Blues, Universal Studios' CityWalk, The Viper Room, The Roxy, and the San Diego Padres “Petco Park” Stadium.

With her lively personality, creative vocalics, and resilient demeanor, it is no question that Julianne's talent will certainly take her far.
Julynn Kim
Julynn Kim
Phanith Sovann
Phanith Sovann
Phanith Rama Sovann is a Cambodian-American young woman who was born in a refugee camp in Thailand when her family ran from the attempted genocide that occurred in Cambodia. At age two, her family was sponsored to the United States with nothing but a few bags of clothes. They first resided in Carson, CA for a few years in a small garage before moving to Long Beach, Ca which she calls home.

Sovann speaks, read, and writes English and Khmer fluently. She also picked up a little bit of Spanish. In High School, she became school International Ambassador, was involved in many school organizations and eventually won the school-wide pageant, winning her the title of Ms. Jackrabbit in 2007. Her talent in singing/songwriting and music is undeniable. She won the local John Lennon Songwriting contest in 2004 and Director’s award and the Pursuit of Excellence award in 2007. Sovann received her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine in Women's Studies and a minor in Anthropology in three years. Following her graduation, Sovann quickly became a Youtube sensation and a well-respected artist in the Cambodian community locally and around the world.

Sovann has a deep love for humanitarian work and human rights advocacy and has been involved in the community, particularly the Long Beach community her whole life. Sovann grew up in Cambodian Harvest Church and has been a worship leader there for over ten years. She serves as chairman of the youth group committee and acts as a counselor, mentor, and teacher. During her time in college, she founded the Cambodian Awareness Organization, a club on the UCI campus dedicated to serving others at home and abroad. In addition to building leadership skills, serving the community, and building a strong supportive network, the organization raises funds and travels to Cambodia to work on a humanitarian project every year.

Sovann has volunteered at numerous other nonprofits and organizations that focus on everything from human rights, social services, to medical and health and wellness. Sovann has had experience in a variety of industries. She worked as a program specialist in the Substance Abuse Prevention Program at a multiethnic nonprofit agency in Long Beach, CA called Cambodian Association of America. She went on to become the best sales associate in the Indy-Savvy department at Nordstrom in the Southbay Galleria Mall. After the temporary gig, she landed a full-time job as a Youth
Program manager/Community Outreach Coordinator at Pioneer Circuits, a million dollar company. However; with her own office and prestigious title, she knew she would not find satisfaction in life, if she did not make use of her talent...music.

She is currently a graduate student pursuing a Master's of Arts in Intercultural Studies/International Development Degree while she is pursing her singing/music career full-time. With her experience as a lead vocalist of the C.H.C. band at church for over ten years, she knew that music was her life's calling.

In 2012, Sovann was given an opportunity to interview for a pageant that is tied to humanitarian work and promoting education. Out of many potential delegates, she was appointed as Miss Cambodia 2013. Sovann also held her first concert which brought out many members of the community and fans from all over Long Beach and other parts of California. Soonafter, Sovann was announced winner of the Long Beach Post’s 30 Women to Watch.

Although her family had humble beginnings, Sovann never let anything stop her from pursuing her dreams. Her courage and perseverance has made her a young woman of positive influence to her community and those around her. Even at the young age of 25, she has already impacted the world with her music, her courage, and her humanitarian efforts. Women in the Long Beach community and around the world revere Sovann as a woman of inspiration and a fierce young woman that has redefined “womanhood” and “success” as limitless possibilities and the capacity and compassion to give back to one’s community and a world in need.
The Primaries
The Primaries
A 10-piece R&B and soul collective, The Primaries is composed of all music students.
Anderson Paak
Anderson Paak
West Coast buzzmaker Anderson .Paak, formerly known as Breezy Lovejoy, has unleashed his latest EP, Cover Art, via Hellfyre Club.

The six-track set features the artist's renditions of popular cuts by a variety of rock, folk and alternative bands, including the Beatles ("Blackbird"), the Yeah Yeah Yeahs ("Maps") and the White Stripes ("Seven Nation Army").

Paak is joined by vocalists Noncando x Milo and Raquel Rodreguiz, which features all-original production and arrangements (I.e., no sampling) by the artist in conjunction with The Free Nationals.
The Rhee Brothers
The Rhee Brothers
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change