Asian Hall of Fame launches its new season at an exclusive Lunar New Year Tiger Party on Feb. 5 hosted at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Robby Krieger’s private studio in Glendale, Calif.
The season advances socioeconomic equity through forums, podcasts, flagship events, music albums and mobile games that support women and girls in STEAM. Fundraising this year awards fellowships to trauma survivors, special needs and early-career fellows.
To highlight cross-cultural narratives, the outdoor buffet features cuisine from China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine will perform crowd favorites and musical selections with Maki Mae – known from America’s Got Talent – and Toshi Yanagi – from Jimmy Kimmel Live – that come from the Asian Hall of Fame’s second album that accelerates Asian artists in mainstream music.
Media will interview new Presenting Sponsor Wells Fargo Bank and philanthropic partner Robert Chinn Foundation. Guests will preview the DRAGON ZOOM game and the upcoming season that will take place in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Las Vegas.
Established 18 years ago, Asian Hall of Fame overcomes anti-Asian hate by advancing cultural unity, inter-racial equity and elevating Asian contributions globally. Inductees last year include Ken Jeong, Steve Aoki, Indra Nooyi, among others. Danny Seraphine and Robby Krieger are Artist Ambassadors.
The Lunar New Year Tiger Party begins at 4:30 p.m. and the outdoor press conference will take place at 5 p.m. followed by the private concert at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are invitation-only, and valet parking is complimentary.