In celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage month, a YouTube live stream was held Wednesday night to showcase the most exciting Asian talent from around the world.
Asian American music collective 88rising hosted the stream and interacted with viewers on Twitter throughout the night.
The goal of the livestream was to raise $10,000 for Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a charity that promotes the advancement of civil rights for Asian Americans.
Guitarist Nat Lee, who is a Vietnamese American, said it’s difficult for many Asian Americans to pursue music but that this festival was a great chance to celebrate Asian culture.
It was a fun and authentic celebration of Asian music and culture.